Cookies for the World's Greatest Dad!

Last year for my dad's birthday/father's day celebration, I made him a collection of Seinfeld Cookies to honor our shared love for Jerry and the gang. This year I added a few more to the collection, because...yada yada yada...

My dad is a sweetie and in the shop that he has owned with my mom for the past 34 years they sell lots of candy! So for this batch, I made cookies to represent some of the classic sweets mentioned in Seinfeld episodes.  Junior Mints (very refreshing) and Jujy fruits were included in my first set (check them out!), I just mention that so the true Seinfeldians don't think I have lost my mind by not including those jems here. :) Onward to the photos with quotes from the episodes they are in! I'm obsessed!

World's Greatest Dad shirt from The English Patient

                             "How 'bout that, huh? The World's Greatest Dad...The best in the world. 
                      Which means I'm better than just number one" 

Kramer's Giant Lollipop from The Betrayal

KRAMER: Hey, FDR wants me to drop dead.
KRAMER:  Yeah, Franklin Delano Romanowski.  
I go to his birthday part, and just before he blew out his candles, he gives me this look..
GEORGE: Stink eye?
JERRY:  Crook eye?
JERRY: Well, everybody's a little cranky on their birthday..

George's secret pass code word : Bosco from The Secret Code

Kramer: Oh, alright. Yeah. Uh, let's see. Um, well, we can throw out
birthdays immediately. That's too obvious. And no numbers for you, you're a
word man. Alright, let's go deeper. Uh, what kind of man are you? Well,
you're weak, spineless, a man of temptations, but what tempts you?
George: Huh?
Kramer: You're a portly fellow, a bit long in the waistband. So what's your
pleasure? Is it the salty snacks you crave? No no no no no, yours is a sweet
George: Get out of here.
Kramer: Oh you may stray, but you'll always return to your dark master, the
cocoa bean.
George: I'm leaving.
Kramer (building up steam as George bolts for the door): No, and only the
purest syrup nectar can satisfy you!
George: I gotta go.
Kramer: If you could you'd guzzle it by the gallon! Ovaltine! Hershey's!
George: Shut up!
Kramer: Nestl's Quik!
George: Shut up!

Chunky from The Doodle
Elaine: I 've looked everywhere , even under the couch but all I could find were the stupid Chunky wrappers.
I couldn't....
Jerry: Wait a minute . Did you say chunky wrappers?
Elaine: Yeah!
Jerry: Let me see those. ( smells them) Oh! I know the chunky that left these Chunkies......NEWMAN!!!
I've got him.

Chuckles from The Heart Attack

DRIVER: (To Assistant) I didn't take your Chuckle, man!
ASSISTANT: I had five Chuckles. I ate a green one, and the yellow one, and the red one is missing!
DRIVER: I don't even like Chuckles!
JERRY: (To Assistant) Maybe he doesn't like them. That's possible.
GEORGE: My face! My face! Get me to the hospital!
ASSISTANT: I want that Chuckle! You hear me?!
JERRY: (To Assistant) I'll get you a Chuckle. You want me to get you a Chuckle?

Twix from The Dealership

GEORGE: It’s a Twix! They’re all Twix! It was a setup! A setup, I tell ya! And you’ve robbed it! You’ve all screwed me again! Now, gimme one! Gimme a Twix!

Oh Henry from The Caddy

"You know Sue Ellen Mishke? The heiress to the O'Henry candy bar fortune--"

Drake's Coffee Cake from The Suicide

JERRY: Gina, do you know what a Drake’s Coffee Cake is?
GINA: Of course, the plane cake with the sweet brown crumbs on the top.
JERRY: How much do they cost?
GINA: The junior?
GEORGE: No, no the full size.
JERRY: No, no the junior.
GEORGE: You didn’t say "junior".

Tweety Bird Pez Dispenser from The Pez Dispenser

ELAINE: No, no. It was an accident. It really wasn't my fault. It was Jerry.
Jerry put a Pez dispenser on my leg.
NOEL: You put a Pez dispenser on her leg during my recital?.
JERRY: I didn't know she would laugh.

So Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day to My #1, World's Greatest Dad and fellow lover of all things Seinfeld!  :)


Mother's Day Cookies

This year both of my sisters are celebrating their first mother's day! I am lucky to be Auntie to two beautiful bouncing babies,  and  to have sweet loving sisters to care for them. Although Auntie Bridget did have to change a diaper, wipe spit up off her shoulder and have her hair pulled in many directions,  it was a fun celebration of the new mothers. Of course we celebrated our supportive, lovely, enchanting mother as well. :)

For the mothers in my life, I made floral cookie sets to honor their beauty and strength.

We would be nothing without our mothers. Thank you, Mom for everything!

Happy Mother's Day!

Easter Cookies

Bunnies, chicks, baby lambs... who am I to resist such cuteness? 

 I was so happy to make some Easter cookies for my dear friends.  They had gifted me with some great new cookie cutters, including a large cupcake shape. It was just what I was in the market for. Salem psychic powers at work!  Turns out the cupcake shape cutter makes a pretty cute Easter basket :)

No Easter set is complete without Easter eggs...
And a Bunny to love them 
Happy Easter! Happy Spring!
Happy days ahead :)

Red Sox Cookies

Spring is finally here! It is a time of sunshine, flowers in bloom, evening strolls with my sweetie, jackets (instead of monstrous bubble coats and layers of wool) and baseball. My fantasy baseball team is looking pretty awesome and I am determined to do better than 3rd place this season. The little home town team is looking good too.  It is exciting to live in an area where people have so much passion for baseball. We love our Red Sox!  To celebrate opening day at Fenway, I made some Red Sox cookies to share with my co-workers.

I used my brand new KopyKake projector (yay for birthday presents!) to help with the logos and the writing. It was awesome. I am generally proud of my free hand piping skills, but sometimes my writing tends to get squished at the end so it was super nice to have a guide. :)

Go Red Sox! Happy Spring!  

פורים שמח!

Happy Purim!  Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates a time when the Jews of Persia were saved from a plot to exterminate them.  The story is described in the Book of Esther which is read on the holiday.  It is a celebration filled with food, merriment, costumes, and the sending out of gifts.  My Sweet Eddie and I had our own little Purim celebration. We ate lots of cookies, as we do.

Our beautiful Queen to the Persian King, Esther informed him of the plot against the Jews and persuaded him to spare them.
Thanks to Art by Dena for the inspiration
A crown for the Queen

Masks for the party

Noisemakers are used to drawn out the name of the villain Haman (Boo!)

Triangular filled cookies are a traditional part of the celebration.
We made some filled with lemon curd and chocolate.

What is a party without a clown juggling cookies. I think he is cute while Eddie says creepy. :-/

And what do you do when your super hot husband realizes he is a master Challah bread baker? 
You have him make you some every week and you take lots of photos. :)
Bread by Ed is amazing!

Happy Purim!