We have been reading The Cake That Mack Ate by Rose Robert and Mary Kovalski and have made some delicious Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies that are perfect for storytime with your kids!
These yummy cookies are made with Betty Crocker Rainbow Bit Cake Mix, and are super easy to whip up! Simple yet delicious, they are great for birthday parties, get-togethers or a quiet storytime together. Let’s get baking!
Watch our Read-aloud and baking these fabulous Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies:
Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies Recipe
Inspired by the Children’s book “The Cake That Mack Ate” by Rose Robart and Maryann Kovalski. Find our Book Review below this recipe.
- 1 Box of Betty Crocker Rainbow Bit Cake Mix (432 g)
- 1 tsp of Baking Powder
- 1 TBSP of flour
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 cup of Cold Butter, Grated
- 1-2 tsp of Vanilla
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Let’s get started baking our Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies!
Place your bag of cake mix, and baking powder into your bowl.
Grate your cold butter into your cake mix. This helps to create a smooth and cookie like batter.
If your hands are warm, run your hands under cold water, and then begin to combine the butter into the cake mix, by pinching, and pressing the dough together.
Soon your cookie dough will come together…
Next, you can add in the vanilla and egg.
At this point, we add in a heaping tablespoon of flour, to help the cookie batter be less sticky, and perfect for dropping!
Continue to mix, until you have a nice, thick yet smooth cookie batter.
Ta-da! Now you can place spoon size balls of dough onto a lined cookie sheet, and bake.
Bake your Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies in a preheated oven at 350F for 13 minutes.
Because the batter is thick like cake, it does require the 13 minutes to completely bake and will have a slight browning on the edges and bottom. Allow to rest on the cookie sheet a few minutes once out of the oven, and cool for another few minutes on the rack, before storing away.
These Rainbow Drop Cake-Cookies were very popular, and loved by our kids!
They did not last long in our cookie jar, and that was a sure sign they were great!
So, Mack ate the cake. But that’s not the whole story!
This book is a fun twist on ‘The house that Jack Built’, and shows children where some of the ingredients you need to bake a cake come from.
And that cake is ultimately eaten by Mack.
We see the hen that laid the egg, the corn that fed the hen, and the seed that grows the corn. My children love stories like this!
The journey continues all the way to the farmer’s wife who loves to bake birthday cakes!
And when the candles make an entrance, we see that Mack has spotted the cake and his chance for a taste! As you can imagine, a mess ensues, and poor Mack ends up in the doghouse, to think about his choices.
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Meet the Author:
Rose Robert was born in Nova Scotia and now lives in Montreal, Canada. She studied creative writing at the University of Alberta and has had her poetry and prose published in several Canadian magazines and newspapers and aired by the CBC. “The Cake That Mack Ate” is her first book for children, and my kids really love it!
Meet the Artist:
Mary Kovalski was born and raised in New York, where she studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated several children’s books, “Take me out to the Ballgame”, and “Pizza for Breakfast”, to name a few. Mary now lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.
Thank you for reading today!
The Cake That Mack Ate has been in our home library for many years, and is cherished because my children recall us reading it to them when they were little. We love books about baking, and we will be sharing more of them with you in the future!
Til next time,
Continue building your masterpiece with scissors and glue, and cookies too!