Pearl in a Clam Cookies
As promised in my last post, this is the second of two desserts from Bebe’s little pool party with her cousins. Along with the “fish-outta-water” jello cups, Bebe and Nene had fun making these little “clams” with pearl cookies.
I saw a number of different cookies used to create the “clam shells” but I chose Nilla Waffers since they’re a favorite of Bebe’s. The “pearls” are yogurt covered raisins, and the inside of the clam (and “glue” that holds it all together) is vanilla frosting that I tinted with a drop of food coloring.
The assembly is pretty straightforward and the results are simply cute and fun for little ones (and perhaps older ones too). ;)
I should probably mention, however, that when I sent a picture of these clam cookies to Aya-chan and Naz, Naz thought they were mushrooms and Aya-chan asked me if clams had “eyes”. Sheesh! ;)
Fortunately, Bebe and her big sis, Nene, volunteered to make these little “clam” cookies along with pretty star-shaped chewy sugar cookies (recipe available here) so my party-prep was significantly reduced. Thanks girls!
Above is a shot from our little dessert table. I went overboard on the kid to lollipop ratio, but it’s a party after all and a party isn’t a party unless you’ve got treats n’ sweets for the kiddos!
Aside from our family get together, Bebe and I have been busy touring different preschool programs and we’re still enjoying ballet with our friends and leisurely park play dates. Summer is half-way over, but we’re still making the most of each day and trying to make this summer count.
Hope you’re enjoying your summer too!
- 40 Nilla Waffer Cookies (clam shells)
- 3 tablespoons vanilla flavored frosting
- 1 drop of food coloring of your choice
- 20 yogurt covered raisins (pearls)
- ½ teaspoon black icing
- 1 plastic ziplock bag (for icing the eyes on the clams)
- On the back (flat side) of the Nilla wafer, spread small amount of frosting.
- Place pearl towards the center-front of the frosted wafer.
- Add just a touch of frosting on the bottom of a second Nilla wafer and attach the cookie on top of the pearl, and making sure the back of the top wafer is touching the back edge of the bottom wafer.
- Set aside, allow the frosting to set.
- Repeat until all "clams" are assembled.
- Cut a very tiny opening in the corner of the ziplock bag. Place about 1 teaspoon of black icing in the corner of the bag with the tiny opening. Gently squeeze out two little eyes onto each top of clam.
- Allow the clams to dry, and set if you are going to cover them with plastic wrap.