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Superhero Cookies for The Brunette Baker

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Blog, Cookies, Giveaway | 4 comments

Superhero Cookies for The Brunette Baker

Who doesn’t love Superhero cookies? But superhero cookies and finding out if you have won $200 in cash is even better. Everyone wants a super power.  What’s your super power?  Some people can run a 5 minute mile, some people can finish the CrossFit Angie workout in 11 minutes, and some people can get 1500 on the SAT. Well, I am proud to say I really can’t do any of those things. I would love to be able to run fast but I waddle like a turkey. I would love to finish Angie in under 15 minutes but it takes me about 28 minutes. I would have loved to done well on the SAT, but sadly I did not. Standardized tests are my kryptonite. My husband and I still argue as I think they are stupid.  If you could have superhero cookies designed for you, what would you choose?

superhero cookies

About a month ago I asked Jenny Jack this very question. What type of cookies would you like if I made some for your birthday? She replied, hands down super hero cookies.  Well, I guess with a name like Jenny Jack, what else could she possibly want. Could she have a cooler name? It’s almost like she was meant to be a super hero.  I thought I would end off her birthday giveaway bang. She gets her cookies and some lucky winner gets $200.00 in cash.

superhero cookies

See, I told you. How cool does that double J look? Clark Kent, Steve Rogers, and Jenny Jack. See it fits right in. It’s like she was meant to be apart of the Justice League.

superhero cookies

Now be honest, when you go to blog do you just grab the recipe and dash?  Do you actually read the blog post? If you have never been to Jenny’s blog, here are some of my favorites. Not just because of the recipes, but because Jenny is super funny.

superhero cookies

Right about now I am sure you are thinking, can I just know if I won the cash or not? While it is wonderful that Jenny is getting super hero cookies,  I just want to know if I am $200 richer.

Congratulations Melissa Smith, you are the lucky winner!

The Brunette Baker Birthday Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Giveaway | 6 comments

The Brunette Baker Giveaway

Do you know Jenny? She is the chief blogger behind The Brunette Baker and she has been celebrating her birthday all month. The month is coming to an end and we all joined forces for a birthday giveaway.  Jenny’s birthday has become the gift that keeps on giving. Cameras, an Ipad and now some cold hard cash. If you are not interested in cash and you just want birthday cake then you should read her latest post. It’s all about a Wacky Cake.

birthday giveaway

What would you do with a $200.00 gift card from the birthday giveaway? Here are a few ideas  you could spend your winnings on from the people sitting around me:

Hayley {my assistant}: she would put it towards her school bills. You have to love the price of college textbooks, right?

Jude {my son}: He would put it in his Aston Martin fund jar. He is quite excited that he now has 0.0012% saved towards his dream car.

Dann {husband}: I wish I could attach the email of his answer. He said cookie cutters. Now I have a whole closet full of cookie cutters and he never plays with them.  He claims that he waits until I go to sleep and he sneaks out.  For anyone who knows my husband, and the fact that he is asleep at eight, would then have to lead to you believe that I am asleep by seven.   Then email number two came in and he said he would take his family out to dinner. This one is my favorite. Once every four months he takes Jude and I out to the Capital Grille for dinner. It has become a fun family tradition. I love it. There are no cell phones and there is no gobble down the food and dash. We sit for about an hour to two hour talking and enjoying each others company.

Me:  I would actually use it to purchase a KopyKake projector to giveaway for hitting 10,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook.

birthday giveaway

Meet my partners in crime for the birthday giveaway:

The giveaway is open to US, Canadian, and UK residents.

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Super Bowl Cookies 2014

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Blog, Cookies | 4 comments

Super Bowl Cookies 2014

Super Bowl Cookies 2014

Well it’s here, the last day of the football season. I love creating a special set of Super Bowl cookies every year for our family party but trying to come up with new ideas isn’t always easy. I must say I am always bummed when this day comes. No more football theme song on Sundays. No more Sunday baking with my boys watching the game on the couch and tackling noises fill the background.  No more watching Jude fire team players because they aren’t playing up to his expectations. It’s just fun. It’s what we do. At the beginning of the season we all guess who we think will be in the Super Bowl. This year one of us was actually right. Jude nailed it. He said, the Seahawks and the Broncos.  It sounded like a great game to me, but I doubted we would end up with such a great Super Bowl. In the back of my head, I thought, we will probably get stuck with the Patriots again playing whomever.

Super Bowl Cookies

I am so glad I was wrong.  Making these Super Bowl cookies was actually fun. You can’t go wrong with ideas like the “big apple”, bowling pins for players and the show down of the snack foods for these Super Bowl cookies.  By the way, if you are still looking for a an easy snack for the Super Bowl, check out my turf brownie bites.

Super Bowl Cookies

Let’s get real. Super Bowl XLVIII is actually the snack food bowl. It’s the show down between Skittles and Papa John’s pizza.  When I was brainstorming for these Super Bowl cookies, I hit a brick wall. Then it came to me. We are having a bunch of teenagers over for the Super Bowl. I am going to make hast tag cookies. Easy and fun. It’s a win/win situation. Until my husband chimed in….

Super Bowl Cookies

My husband is always telling me, please keep it simple. Don’t make anything crazy. Well there is nothing crazy about #hashtag cookies. But if you are married to man who thinks social media should be outlawed you get a rather interesting reaction.

Melissa:  Super Bowl Cookies that have hashtags. Easy, original and fun.

Dann: You don’t want to be a hipster doofus.

Melissa: What?

Dann: Oh, if you make hashtag cookies, you are a hipster. You don’t want to be a hipster.

Super Bowl Cookies

Our family is rooting for the Hawks! On game day, my son is decked out from head to toe. I think he might be running for 12th man of the year.

Super Bowl Cookies

Originally, I was only going to make Seahawks cookies but my husband said we are an equal opportunity Super Bowl cookie house. Now in all seriousness I think I hear Peyton in my sleep saying, “Omaha”. Come on, tell me I am not the only one.

Super Bowl Cookies

Have fun! What ever you are doing today. Where ever you are going. Have a great time. Enjoy the company you are with and most importantly: GO HAWKS!