Guess what's coming to theaters this weekend? Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, a 3D animated musical feature film!
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short).
Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.
Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return stars Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams!
I am so excited about this magical movie that I created a little recipe based on the famous Yellow Brick Road!
That's right, complete with a few of the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return stars, I created this incredibly easy Yellow Brick Road Cookies Recipe that you can whip up with your kids before seeing the movie this weekend!
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You can catch a Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return trailer right here!
Now for the Yellow Brick Road Cookies recipe...seriously, this is so easy, you won't believe it!
Yellow Brick Road Cookies Recipe
4 sticks of unsalted butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
4 cups of all purpose flour
Optional for decorating: 1 drop of yellow food coloring
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together your butter, sugar and vanilla until thoroughly combined. If you are dying your shortbread yellow, add the drop of yellow food coloring during this stage. Stir in flour.
Place shortbread dough on a parchment-paper lined counter top and set another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough. Roll to about a ¼ inch thickness using a rolling pin.
Remove the top layer of parchment paper and using a very sharp knife without a serrated blade, cut shortbread dough into squares and rectangles, depending on what you want your road to look like.
Place about an inch apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for nine minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing, as they will bend when still fresh!
How to create the scene:
Lay two pieces of green construction paper on a cookie sheet and line up your Yellow Bricks into a road. I used yellow decorating gel to act as glue to hold them together. As these cookies are very buttery, I used green colored sugar to lay against them to act as grass - it covers up the butter that is absorbed by the construction paper.
Then simply line up your Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return figures to complete the scene!