Like millions of other people we bought the Hunger Games DVD the first day it came out. They are great books and movie, in case you are one of the five people left in America who hasn’t read or heard of this series yet.
We also have The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook. They are not kidding when they say it is “unofficial.” It includes some recipes that are VERY loosely based upon ideas from the book or perhaps upon whims of somebody’s grandma who wanted her recipes in the book whether it was mentioned in the series or not. Nevertheless, the cookies we made were quite tasty. Way to go Granny June or whoever you are!
This recipe is for cookies that Katniss didn’t actually eat. According to the cookbook, in chapter 4 Katniss threw these out the train window. The cookies were from Peeta’s father and she didn’t want to be emotionally attached to someone she would have to kill later. Spoiler alert: she could have eaten the cookies.
Butter Cookies from Peeta’s Father (The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Gaines)
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour