The Wolf Paw Cookies we made for yesterday's Garden of the Good Shepherd activity were a hit with my children (Especially my boys!), and they were sooooo easy to make.
All you need is:
- 1 package Voortman's Iced Almonette Cookies
- Chocolate Almond Bark or Chocolate Chips, melted for dipping
- White Chocolate Chips (or white frosting) to use for claws
Dip one side of each cookie into melted chocolate. Add 4 or 5 white chocolate chips for the claws. (Wolfs have 4 claws on the back paws and 5 on the front.) Let cool.
(You may want to place the cookies onto wax or parchment paper to cool, so they don't stick to your serving platter.)
Before I let my children eat their cookies, we read the bible verse for the day and the story about St. Francis and the Wolf found in Legends of Saints and Beasts by Ann Marie Jauss. (You can read another version online here.) This would be such a fun snack to add to our activities for the feast of St. Francis, which is celebrated on Oct 4th.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep. But the hireling, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flieth: and the wolf catcheth, and scattereth the sheep: and the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep." ~ John 10: 11-15