Each summer I try to help out one of my co-workers for a Camp she cares very deeply about in our area. I offer to bake a dessert for the campers that will provide enough for two desserts in a week. I always like to do something different that the kids will go "Wow that's fun and cute!"
This year I came across the idea to make cookie frogs on the Betty Crocker Website.
Talk about easy - yes a little time consuming when you make 140 treats - but so easy and really not that expensive to make. And no oven is required which was great for the extremely hot day when had when I was making them.
You'll need the following
candies for the eyes
First start by making or using a store frosting. I used powder sugar and water for a more firm and quick drying icing. Place a dollop of icing on one side of the cookie and then stick two pretzles to that frosting side and lay face up on a cookie sheet to let dry. On the first batch with the chocolate ones I tried a second dollop of frosting over the pretzles to ensure firmness and stability - as you can see here....However, that extra dollop made the frogs a little off balance once placed right side up.
Once dry, flip them over and using a toothpick - I found that to be the easiest - put two frosting dollops on the top of the cookie and stick your candy eyes on the top - I used skittles - they were so colorful and cute!
Let dry and then pacakge up.
With the vanilla cookies i just went for the main dollop and that worked much better.
They were a hit with the campers, staff and counselors. Certainly a make again!