Once Upon A Time Cookbook

As part of the fairy tale unit I developed, I had the students take home a recipe card and pick their favorite recipe and give it a name that had to do with their favorite fairy tale.

Once I had all the recipes I made it into a book with pictures and all.  The students handed out the book at fairy tale party!

Peter Cottontails Carrot Cake

From the kitchen of Tommy Q.


2c. flour 3 c. finely shredded carrot            

2c. sugar 1 c. cooking oil

1tsp. baking soda 4 eggs

1tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon

1tsp. baking powder

Grease 13x9x2 baking pan. In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add last three ingredients. Beat 2 minuets on medium speed. Turn into pan. Bake at 325 degrees 50-60 minuets.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 3oz. pack of cream cheese 1/4 c. butter or margarine

1tsp. vanilla 2 c. powdered sugar

Beat all ingredient together until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

Hansel and Gretel’s German

Fruit Balls

(Excellent for leaving trails in the forest)

From the kitchen of Bria L.

3/4 c. raisins 1/2 c. sugar

3/4 c. prunes 1/2 c. butter

1/2 cup cherries 1/2 c. brewed coffee

1/2 c. ground walnuts 1/2 cup molasses

2 eggs 3 1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. anise extract 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

Chop raisins, prunes, and cherries. Add nuts and set aside. Combine sugar, butter, coffee, and molasses in a 3-quart pan. Simmer for five minuets. Remove from flame and let cool. Blend in eggs, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir in flour and fruit. Chill dough in refrigerator for four hours. Shape dough into balls the size of whole walnuts. Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for twelve minuets. while the cookies are still warm dip each one in glaze*. Let cool in wax paper until glaze sets. Store in air tight container or freeze.


Combine the following : 1 c. sugar

1/2 c. water

1 tsp. cream of tarter

Boil until clear and then stir in 1/2 c. powdered sugar.

Jack & The Beanstalk Fudge

From the kitchen of Steven H


1 pound confectioner’s sugar 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa

1/4 c. milk 1/4 pound of butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Grease 8 inch square baking pan. In a medium sized, heat resistant, nonmetallic mixing bowl combine confectioner’s sugar, and cocoa. Add milk and butter (do not stir). Heat on high uncovered for two minuets. After cooking, add vanilla and nuts. Stir until blended. Pour into pan and refrigerate for an hour before cutting and serving.

Make 2-3 dozen.

The Goose and the Golden Blue Berry Muffins

From the kitchen of Colin R.

1 3/4 c. flour 1/3 c. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt

1 beaten egg 3/4 c. milk

1/4 c. milk 1/4 c. cooking oil

3/4 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center. Combine egg, milk, and oil. < Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir till just moistened (batter will be lumpy). Lightly Greece muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. Fill 2/3 full. Bake in 400 degrees for about 20 minuets or until golden.

Makes 10-12 muffins.

Snow-White and the Seven Green Cookies

From the kitchen of Emily F.

1/3 c. butter 16 regular marshmallows

1 tsp. of vanilla 1tsp. of green food coloring

2 1/2 c. large cornflakes cinnamon drops

Melt butter and marshmallows together. When melted stir in vanilla and food coloring. Quickly poor mixture over cornflakes. Stir lightly with a fork. Drop mixture by teaspoon onto waxed paper. Decorate with c cinnamon drop.

Makes 12

Three Pigs Peanut Butter Bloosoms

From the kitchen of Lizzie S.

1/2 c. shortening 1/2 c. peanut butter

1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg 1 1/4 c. flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt 1 bag Hershey Kisses

In mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, an salt. Set aside and cream together shortening, peanut butter, and both sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg. Blend in flour mixture. Cover and chill several hours. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls, roll in white sugar and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minuets. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, press a Hershey Kiss in the middle of each cookie. Remove cookies to cool on cooling rack.

Makes about 3 dozen.

Peter Pan Pretzels

From the kitchen of Adam H.

8-10 pretzels 3/4 c. warm water

1/2 envelope yeast 1 tsp. sugar

2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix warm water, yeast, and sugar. Set aside for five minuets. Mix salt a flour in a bowl. Add yeast mixture. Work the dough into shapes (regular pretzel shapes, holiday shapes, or shapes from your favorite fairy tales.) Beat eggs and brush on pretzels. Bake for 12 minuets.

Hansel and Gretel Pie

From the kitchen of Marina L.

1 c. cold milk 1/2 packages graham crackers

1 4oz. package vanilla pudding 1 4oz. package vanilla pudding

4 c. milk

Combine milk and pudding. Pour 1 c. of milk on to a plate and dip the graham crackers in the milk. Then layer the gram crackers in a pan. Pour pudding on the graham crackers. Alternate graham crackers with vanilla or chocolate pudding. Chill for an hour.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter Pie

From the kitchen of Drew D.

4 oz. cream cheese 1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 c. peanut butter 8 oz. cool whip

1/3 c. milk

Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add peanut butter, sugar, and milk. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into chocolate graham cracker pie crust. Freeze 2-3 hours.

The Three Pigs Mud Pie

From the kitchen of Kali G.

3 squares unsweetened chocolate 3/4 c. flour

3/4 c. margarine 3 eggs

1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 TBS. vanilla

Melt the chocolate and the margarine slowly and then cool. Add the rest of the ingredients to the chocolate mixture. Pour into a 8 or 9 inch pie dish and bake 20-30 minuets at 325 degrees. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream!

Red Riding Hood’s Goey Butter Squares

From the kitchen of Ben B.

1 box yellow cake mix 4 eggs

1 stick melted butter 1 box powdered sugar

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese

Mix cake mix, 2 eggs, and butter. Spread in 9x13 inch greased and floured pan. Mix sugar, softened cream cheese and two eggs and pour over top of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minuets or until the top has a brown glaze and pulls from the sides. Cool on a rack and cut into brownie size square. Red Riding Hood is sure to enjoy these!