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Cookie Factory

all kinds of cookies

I spent yesterday afternoon with many of the Young Naturalist and their parents for a Christmas Holiday . . . . Cookie making party. Don’t ask what recipes they used because I just got in the way taking their pictures but they were the ones who really did all the work (although I helped eat a few of the cookies). I strongly suspect that a great deal of fun and laughter were the main ingredients with each and every cookie that was made.

happy cookie makers
Happy Cookie Makers

Although enjoying nature wasn’t our primary mission yesterday . . . the kids continued laughing and talking about nature with every cookie they cut-out. Being a photographer, I loved the amount of color they used with all of the cookies and the decorating styles that helped individualize each one of the cookies. Their teamwork truly made me think we were a mass production cookie factory and you can expect that I will gain 10 pounds over the next week eating them all!

colorless cookies

I never expected such a wonderful friendship would develop between the kids (and even the adults) when we first started banding birds together 7 years ago. Every gathering is always anticipated with happiness and joy which was especially apparent with this visit. No “large snow storm” could ever cancel the cookie making party that was planned. Although we did make sure that we drove home slowly and cautiously!!

cookie decorating
Decorating the cookies

Stay tuned, the groups next adventure will be doing some downhill skiing/snowboarding at one of the local Ski Resorts.

cookie colors

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27 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    All of these colorful cookies are making me hungry. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    17 December 2007 at 8:53 pm

  2. This is so awesome Tom!! It looks like so much fun, and the cookies look *really* yummy, too! I love the group photo!

    17 December 2007 at 9:06 pm

  3. Oh YUMMY! I too love those vibrant colors. I’ll have some…where’s the coffee?

    17 December 2007 at 10:00 pm

  4. Marg

    I’m hungry!

    17 December 2007 at 10:38 pm

  5. @ Lisa – Colorful cookies are the best!! We did have a great time thanks!
    @ Pam – thanks and we sure did!
    @ Chicago – I can promise that their was more coffee in that house than you could drink!
    @ Marg – I’m Tom, nice to meet you hungry!

    17 December 2007 at 10:51 pm

  6. You are so blessed Tom to have this extended family.
    I makes me smile knowing there is such a friendship between you and the families.
    Those cookies look delicious.

    17 December 2007 at 11:01 pm

  7. I suspect that in a few days these trays of lovely, colorful cookies will look more like fields of leftover battles, with carnage spread throughout. Enjoy!

    17 December 2007 at 11:52 pm

  8. It does, indeed, look as if a good time was had by all — except, maybe, the gingerbread people.

    Love the colors.

    18 December 2007 at 12:37 am

  9. Mmmm… that last picture looks like the game Bejeweled!!

    18 December 2007 at 1:50 am

  10. I spent the day making fudge and pecan sandies and still your blog made me hungry. Maybe it was the company…. nah it was those beautifully decorated sugar cookies. Okay fine I’ll make them for the kids tomorrow. What a fun blog, Tom. (p.s. if you have one of your kiddo’s share that last recipe I can almost guarantee a happiness in this household that would rival a visit from Santa.) Beautiful, honest shots of holiday joy. Nice work.

    18 December 2007 at 2:21 am

  11. winterwoman

    I’ll take one of each, please.

    18 December 2007 at 4:52 am

  12. What a colorful shot, and worth lots of memories, too.

    18 December 2007 at 6:04 am

  13. Yummmmeeeeeee! What great fun!

    18 December 2007 at 6:50 am

  14. @ Toni – and this internet family also! Truly, I am lucky to know all of these guys! They are always so kind to me! They are delicious!
    @ Lana – It isn’t taking long to make it that way! I can tell you that!
    @ Marvin – We sure did and those gingerbread people kept loosing their heads!
    @ lynne – It does but looks like I am about to loose Bejeweled!
    @ aullori – I got some Fudge from Young Naturalist C this year! Would ask about the recipe but the kids seem to use that system of a little bit of this and a little bit of that! Thanks
    @ Jen – hmm, I might be able to work that out . . . wait all the Gingerbread People are gone and the Cookies with the Hershey Kisses are gone also! hmm
    @ Barb – thanks and with these guys we always have memories!
    @ jayne – It sure was, thanks!

    18 December 2007 at 7:07 am

  15. So much fun!
    The colors and the laughter made for fantastic photos. I can see snow through the window!
    Hope all are safe.
    I am looking forward to winter sports day!
    You do have perfect sledding weather.
    Will there be snowmen?

    18 December 2007 at 8:26 am

  16. What a wonderful, productive gathering. These photos definitely capture the best part of the season. Lovely, tom.

    18 December 2007 at 11:59 am

  17. mmmm gingerbread!! making Christmas cookies is one of the best parts of the holidays! I could gain 10 pounds just by looking at them all 🙂

    18 December 2007 at 12:20 pm

  18. Cookies! My favorite!

    18 December 2007 at 3:28 pm

  19. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Good birding and cookie-making to you!

    18 December 2007 at 5:32 pm

  20. Grace

    What a wonderful set of holiday pictures. You captured the joy of the party for sure.

    18 December 2007 at 5:58 pm

  21. @ Sherry – It was fun for sure! It was snowing hard! It will be a while till we do our skiing adventure but you will see it on here for sure! Last year we included a video of the day!
    @ Robin – thanks and they were great for sure!
    @ Sherri – they were good for sure! I think I have gained the pounds for you!
    @ Zen – thanks
    @ Birdfreak – sure is and happy birding and cookie making to you and your blogging team!
    @ Grace – thanks and we sure did have a great time!

    18 December 2007 at 8:18 pm

  22. How fun! Especially eating the cookies. Baking cookies during a snow storm sounds so like Christmas. Great, colorful pictures.

    19 December 2007 at 10:59 am

  23. Yum-Yum! Eat them outside–the calories evaporate into the atmosphere.

    19 December 2007 at 6:59 pm

  24. It’s two hours before dinner and I’m hungry – not for dinner – but those gingerbread cookies! How colorful and yummy looking! I’m sure you put your camera down long enough to sample a few :o)

    20 December 2007 at 3:46 pm

  25. I don’t know if I’d eat those or display those on the wall as art.-Well actually I guess I’d eat them if it came down to it.

    22 December 2007 at 3:31 pm

  26. @ Erie –it was great for sure! Thanks!
    @ RuthieJ – I will try that! Thanks!! LOL
    @ Mary – I put my camera down a few times to sample! Hmm
    @ Larry – I ate mine, hands down! Hmmm Thanks

    22 December 2007 at 7:05 pm

  27. thehappyperson

    It’s making me hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyy. GRRRRr…

    22 September 2011 at 7:07 am

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