Try not to lick your screen when you see these tasty, fun Cat in the Hat Cookies. We’re getting ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss day in style, and it involves chocolate, whip cream, and fresh strawberries.
March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam I Am tries Green Eggs and Ham, when Horton the Elephant hears a Who, and when The Sneetches get stars upon thars.
That’s right, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day. It is also the day when one of the most beloved characters of all time, The Cat in the Hat, comes out to play. We’re making his favorite stripped hat into cookies to celebrate.
You will only need 3 things for these Cat in the Hat Cookies:
- Oreos (Double Stuffed work best, and they’re amazing!!)
- Strawberries (The bigger the better)
- Whipped Cream (In the aerosol can) – If you want a firmer hat, you can also use cream cheese frosting.
I started by having my kids twist apart the Oreo. This works really well with Double Stuffed Oreos because the cream is thick enough it doesn’t get stuck on both sides. My kids immediately ate the side with no cream, and placed the cream side on a plate.
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While they were working on their Oreos, I cut the strawberries into 4 round slices. If your strawberries are small you might want to only cut 3. The biggest strawberry slice, we set on top of the cream filled Oreo.
I then helped my younger kids spray a little bit of Whipped Cream on top of the strawberry. We found that the extra creamy kind works best, because Whipped Cream melts so fast. If you want something that will hold it’s shape for a while, you will probably want to use cream cheese frosting instead of whip cream.
They continued spraying a bit of cream, and then placing a slice of strawberry on top until all 4 pieces were done. The pointed end of the strawberry was last, creating the top of the hat.
The whip cream worked great for our stack and eat immediately cookie activity. The kids were eating them just as fast as they could make them. The hats started to topple as the whip cream melted, but it gave them the fun whimsical look Dr. Seuss is known for.
The whip cream, Oreo, strawberry combo was our favorite, but for a make ahead cookie you will need to use cream cheese frosting. The stiffness of the frosting will help hold the cookies in place. You could also use a toothpick down the center as long as you warn your part guests to remove them before eating. 🙂
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Thank you for checking out our Cat in the Hat Cookies. We hope they bring a little bit of Dr. Seuss magic to your Read Across America Day! And don’t forget to read “The Cat and the Hat” either before or after you make these tasty treats!
This would be such a fun activity to do for your classroom Dr. Seuss Day party. I think a station with 5-6 kids would work best, and you would probably need 2-3 cans of Whipping Cream to keep the kids moving quickly enough before the cream begins to melt. Also, don’t forget to keep your Cream refrigerated until the last minute. The colder the cream is, the better it will work to assemble the hats!