Monday, July 23, 2012

{Cooking with Kids} Elephant Biscuits

My sister and her three sons recently came for a visit for a month.  My girls had lots of fun playing and swimming with their cousins but as you know keeping them entertained is a constant battle.  I saw this cute idea on a recent blog I found, The Real Thing with the Coake Family, and I knew this would be a hit with my kiddos.  We had lots of fun making these adorable elephant biscuits and almost as fun eating them.  We made these a couple of times with different types of canned biscuits.  The first time we made them I only had jumbo layered biscuits.  The second time we made them with smaller biscuits (the kind you get 4 cans in a pack).  The smaller biscuits worked a bit better.  


Elephant Biscuits

by The Real Thing by the Coake Family
  • 1 can of 10 count biscuits (one elephant requires 2 biscuits)
  • cinnamon sugar
  • craisins or raisins
  1. Preheat the oven as suggested on the package instructions.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  3. Start with two biscuits.
  4. Cut one of the biscuits into thirds leaving a long strip in the center. This will be the ears and trunk.
  5. Place the first biscuit on the baking sheet.
  6. Place the two rounded cut pieces on either side of the other biscuit forming the ears of the elephant.
  7. Add the strip to the top of the biscuit to make the trunk.
  8. Repeat with the remaining biscuits.
  9. Sprinkle each head with cinnamon sugar.
  10. Place two craisins/raisins on each biscuit for eyes.
  11. Bake in the oven until golden brown.
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  1. Hi Wende,
    Some of my grandkids are coming for a visit and I will really enjoy making this for them, they are going to love it! Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. What a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  3. This looks fun! Especially with kids. Yum!

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