Cheap Sheep

Yesterday was Lydia’s turn to be the sweetheart in her class.  When you’re the sweetheart, you get to be the line leader.  You get to bring snacks for the whole class.  You get to bring home Sally the snake.  (A plush classroom snake.)

So when I saw that Lydia was the sweetheart on “Mary Had a Little Lamb” day, I immediately emailed her teacher this:

So…um…on “Mary Had a Little Lamb” day, can I send lamb chops for snack?

Her response:

As long as you’re willing to pay for the therapy sessions all the kids will need once I explain what lamb chops are.

Since I wasn’t willing to shell out that kind of money, I came up with another idea.

See, I love a craft.  But do you know what’s better than a craft?  An edible craft!

Here you go:

Since I’m cheap and lazy, I bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough.

Roll it out and use a sheep-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the desired number of cookies.

LambCookie01 Bake and cool cookies.

Use a food coloring pen to draw an eye and a smile.


Put a little frosting on top of the cookie and let your kiddo spread it around.


Then add marshmellows to the top of that and…tah-dah: a cheap sheep cookie!


7 Responses to Cheap Sheep
  1. Peapodsquadmom
    September 29, 2009 | 9:06 am

    well how cute is that?!?!?!

  2. abragg
    September 29, 2009 | 9:19 am


  3. Courtney in FL
    September 29, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    So very cute!! Great idea for snack day!
    I always have the hardest time rolling out pre-packaged cookie dough, what is your secret?

    Oh, I just saw your count down to Disney! If you are going to Disney World in Orlando let me know. I live in Orlando and if you want some ideas on kid fun places I will be happy to share (no pressure if you already have everything planned). 🙂

  4. Becky
    September 29, 2009 | 5:36 pm

    OMG they turned out so cute & the kids tore them up! All of the teachers loved your idea. $100 says there’s going to be some reproductions next year. (and it will be yours truly who makes sure that happens!) Thanks for always coming up with the cutest ideas Bridget!

    (now go find me that “Three Little Pigs” book so I don’t have to read a black/white print-out to the kids tomorrow since my colored ink is out in my printer!) HA!!

  5. Liz Sanders
    September 29, 2009 | 5:37 pm

    They are so cute! I have a thing for awesome cookie cutters, I must collect them. I did get one that’s shaped like a Mickey head. You can use it for pancakes as well. I’m trying to find a good excuse to make some Halloween cookies this year so I can decorate them. If only I could send cookies for Halloween to the boys school, but alas, they don’t get to have a fall type party. Boo I say.

  6. punkinmama
    October 5, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    Oh my, I must make these! I don’t even care if they’re in the shape of sheep! They can be circles, but adding marshmallows on top of frosting? Major win! Yummy!

  7. Kimberly
    October 5, 2009 | 9:07 pm

    Can I ask a non-mom question? What the heck is Mary had a little lamb day? Is this a national holiday? Can I get it as a vacation day next year?