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In the holiday spirit, this weekend I decided to make sugar cookies with my two year-old son. Now, I’m not exactly what one might call “good” in the kitchen, but normally I’m at least decently capable when it comes to making cookies. Not this time, apparently.
Those have to be the saddest, most pathetic sugar cookies I’ve ever seen. But my son and I had fun making them, and he told me they’re “delicious,” so that’s all that matters. To continue the holiday spirit, I thought I’d run a contest: I’ll give a $25 gift certificate to Borders, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble (at the winner’s choosing) to one random person who leaves a comment below correctly identifying what at least one of these cookies is supposed to be. The contest will remain open until 8pm CST on Sunday, December 13th.
On another note, the fabulous Katiebabs of Babbling About Books is running a fun holiday contest this week, where, in honor of her pal Mho Fho, you can enter to win your own personal demon sheep. That’s right, a demon sheep. Now that is a contest worth checking out.
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A couple of them look like ghost cookies. lol
I think that flowery looking one’s supposed to be a Star of Bethlehem? Maybe?
Also, one of them looks like a reindeer…Rudolph?
Christmas trees, snowmen and stars? Looks kind of like my attempts at sugar cookies. LOL
there snikerdoddles.they look delish can i have one!!!!
Aw, they’re cute! I would say they were attempts at a snowman–or woman, snowflake, reindeer and maybe a tree. Hope they’re tasty!
I think there are some snowmen in the batch. 🙂
Christmas trees, Snowflakes, reindeer
Aw c’mon, they’re not that bad! 🙂
I see all the classics, including Christmas trees!
Hmm I like sugar cookies 😀
I belive some of those are to be snowmen they all look good though. Now I’m hungry for cookies must go make some.
Oh, I’m sure I see a bell in there, along with a Christmas tree, an ornament, and… a star!
Sadly, this is how my cookies always turn out if I bake. But I don’t bake. I leave that to my younger sister, who’s an absolute genius when it comes to cookies and cakes and all sorts of goods.
So, I’m taking a guess here that some of these cookies were supposed to be: a Christmas tree, snowman, reindeer, snowflakes, and obviously there’s a Ghost of Christmas Cookies in there, too. 😉
I can definitely see a Reindeer
I see Christmas trees and snow men.
Looks like there is a snowman there, but he doesn’t look too happy. It’s how they taste that counts though. Delicious is delicious no matter how it looks.
I see some snowmen, snowflakes and I think there’s a reindeer.
The stripey triangularish ones are christmas trees, the sad-faced ones are (melting?) snowmen, the flowers are poinsettias.
I’m guessing, anyway. LOL.
Looks like some trees, maybe a snowman or two, a gingerbread boy, bells, and snowflakes or poinsettias. There’s one that looks like an angel with her wings. You’re supposed to just say that you helped your 2 year old and then everyone will think the cookies are adorable!
I spy a reindeer 🙂
I’m pretty sure there’s a snowman, a snowflake, and a Christmas tree in there. I know our angel cutouts were always pretty hard to identify, back in the day.
2 gingerbread men, a couple of snowmen, a reindeer, a couple of snowflakes and a bell. as well as a tree I think.
He did well for his age, and your a great mom for letting him do it on his own.
I think they have character, because I’ve made my share of “Charlie Brown type” cookies with my daughter over the years. You’ve got snowmen, reindeer, bells and stars.
I think there are some snowmen a bell and a reindeer. It doesn’t matter what they look like anyway, you are just going to eat them.
I see a snowman, a couple of Christmas trees, a couple of gingerbread men, some wreaths and a reindeer. Is it sad that I know what these look like bc I have similar cookie cutters and do a similar job with them? *bg*
I think I see one that is a snowman and another one that looks like a gingerbread man.
Those cookies made me laugh out loud! Fantastic 🙂 and the best part is, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating a single one of your masterpieces.
I see snowmen, and snowflakes and christmas trees. Good going.
How adorable? I see a snowman….and a gingerbread man? 🙂 The Christmas tree is pretty darn cute!
Hmm, a snowman, a bell, a Christmas tree, and gingerbread men. They remind me of the sugar cookies of my youth. “Delicious,” but not the first cookies to be set out for company (although, let’s face it, they rarely lasted until Christmas.)
If anyone looks askance, just remind them that you made them with your little man. Baking with the little one makes all kinds of kitchen mishaps cute.
Awww, I think they came out just fine…I can definitely make out a Christmas tree and a snowman!!!
Well, that one is most definitely a snowman- he’s frowning because he was put in the oven! :o) These are adorable and no doubt yummy.
I see snowmen, christmas trees, snowflakes and – is that a reindeer or a rabbit who’s showed up early for Easter?
And if your son thinks they’re delicious, then I also see fantastic cookies!
I see a gingerbread man and a snowman, so hopefully that’ right. I’m not great making cookies either, so as long as they taste good!! 🙂
Well, the one at the bottom that’s looking like a ghost? Pretty sure that one is a snowman. And I imagine the ones with the red stripes are Christmas trees.
And no worries – your son is right. As long as they are yummy, that’s all that counts!
well, humm…snowman, Christmas Tree 🙂
I see some snowmen for sure.
Snowmen! And I think maybe some Christmas trees? And mutant leaf stars? 😉
Looks like some snowmen, gingerbread men, and bells. Sounds like you and your little one had a great time with the cookies. I agree, if they taste great, who cares what they look like.
Hmm, lets see. Snowman, Christmas tree, reindeer, and a star. Any of my guesses right? 🙂
I see gingerbread men and a snowman… And maybe a Reindeer…
What a cute post!
I can picture you with your hair tied back & your little guy beside you.
In the first picture top right I see Jabba the Hutt. Below him I see the Slime from Ghostbusters. Bet you couldn’t make those if you tried LOL. I also see Christmas trees, a bell and snowmen. You know if they were perfect you won’t remember them in the future. This is way more fun.
Just don’t give me any Rorschach tests OK.
I see snowflakes and snowmen. (and one that looks like Schmoo)
I think there are trees, snowmen, stars and bells.
Still good to eat though, no matter what they look like.
I’m sure the ghostly shape is supposed to be a snowman or a gingerbread man, but I see a Christmas tree for sure and what could be a Santa. It doesn’t really matter what they look little, it’s all in how they taste, and they look yummy!
One is DEFINITELY a snowman. And another, possibly a Xmas tree. Maybe some ghosts, snowflakes, and, um, a rabbit? Or maybe a dead turkey… Not sure about that one.
But they are cookies. So I would TOTALLY eat that. 🙂
They are cute. Bet you had fun which is what’s most important.
I see snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread man, and maybe a bell.
I see 4 Xmas trees, 4 snowflakes, 3 snowmen & 2 reindeers…sweet post, your son must have had alot of fun.
Snowmen, Christmas trees, a reindeer and one that looks like a… cooked Christmas turkey? lol I’m sure they’ll taste great.
Definitely some snow men and Christmas trees. At least one reindeer, although it kind of looks like a bunny. Getting ready for Easter already? 😉 j/k.
Baking cookies is fun and no matter what they look like, eating them is the best part.
Oh man, this one made me laugh right out loud! My kids and I tried to make sugar cookies one year…they turned into ornaments since they were about 3 inches thick and hard as rocks! We painted them and everything.
I would say yours are still perfect!! They look like Christmas trees, reindeer, and snowmen!
I see a sad snowman, a few snowflakes and I think a reindeer!! Oh, and lots of love – glad you all had fun 🙂
Oh! So cute. I see a snowman, a reindeer and a Christmas tree.
I definitely see a Christmas Tree in there! Great work regardless! It is the memory of baking the cookies together that counts!
I see snowmen, Christmas trees/bells and stars/snowflakes. A very versatile bunch of shapes you’ve got!
Oh, there are totally some Christmas trees and snowmen in there!
Homemade cookies rock!
Um, I am going to say that there is a Frosty, and a gingerbread man, some bells, a christmas tree, and a reindeer? Maybe? I think?
Okay, there’s a Christmas tree in the middle on top, and is that an angel in the lower right corner?
Congratulations…I can see you actually let your 2 year-old help make your cookies…which is why they are so nice…and probably why he had fun and is enjoying them! I definitely see silver bells, reindeer, and snowmen. Oh, and a holiday amoeba, too 🙂
I see Christmas trees, snowmen, and raindeer. They’re beautiful!
I definitely see some Christmas trees!
I spy a couple Christmas trees, snowflakes, and snowmen. And if they taste good, that’s what matters most! 🙂
I see a few snowmen that look like ghosts (like the one in the top picture on the top right corner) and I’m pretty sure that the bottom picture,top, second from the right is supposed to be a Christmas tree, but it looks like the christmas tree from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Hehe
The first top picture, bottom left hand corner is Pikachu. I can feel it in my Asian bones.
They are actually great! I see the snowman, reindeer, tree, gingerbread man, and maybe an ornament?
*bottom right-hand corner
I see Snowmen, Snowflakes and Christmas Trees! YUM!
I believe I see a Christmas Tree. I think. 🙂
I think I see a reindeer cookie:)
i see a snowman
I think I see Frosty the Snowman in the upper right corner.
I see snowmen, Christmas trees and gingerbread men imagined by a very creative little one!
I like the snowmen and the bloated Rudolph. 🙂
I love Christmas cookies. As long as the kids have fun decorating them and they taste good is all that matters 🙂
I see reindeer,snowmen,xmas tree
That sad snowman is my favorite of all of them. He looks like someone may have already snuck a bite! :o)
Looks like my cookies! I see snowflakes, snowmen, Christmas treees, and I think a reindeer and gingerbread man. 🙂
I see snowmen and Christmas tree! I love that you posted this pic….making cookies with kids is the BEST!
I see…a snowman, gingerbreadman, reindeer and snowflake?
I think some of the cookie blobs are supposed to be snowmen. So long as they taste good that’s all that matters, right?
I *think* I see some snowmen and Christmas trees!
I definitely see a Snow Man or two in there 🙂
I see all sorts of holiday spirit in those cookies! Snowmen, christmas trees, maybe a gingerbread, and a whole lot of love!
I see a rabbit and a star…
I see some Christmas trees and snowmen! How cute!
christmas tree, reindeer, wreath, and maybe a bell?
I see a snowman and a gingerbread man
I definitely snowmen, but I think the snowmen with feet were actually meant to be gingerbread men?
I also see stars and flowers… they’re just rounded stars. 🙂
Snowman, Gingerbread man, snowflakes, a bell, reindeer? I bet they tasted just fine!!!
I do see a snowman (in a ghostly sortof way). Sadly, the remind me of the cookies I seem to produce.
I see a snowmen, reindeer, stars and christmas trees!
You are a good Mom…
There is a snowman there and a reindeer for sure. 😉
I love it and I’m glad you wee one enjoyed.
In the first picture in the top right corner I’m pretty sure those are supposed to be snowmen!
I see a snowman and a Christmas tree!
I see Christmas trees, reindeer, snowmen, and snowflakes.
I see a snowman that looks like its melting 🙂
Bells, snowman, reindeer and snowflakes?
looks like you have a couple of “snowflakes” and “snowmen” in there! Hey, they all eat the same! 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m pretty sure I see a bell and some reindeer!
You gotta speak kid to figure this out, I see christmas bells, snowmen and snowflakes. I have five children so this is norm for me. ha ha.
They’re cute and the taste is really all that matters! I definitely see Christmas trees.
Oh these are just adorable! LOL. I like the snowmen cookies, or gingerbread men, one of the other, or maybe both! 😉 I also like the Christmas Tree cookies. I bet the kids had fun making those!
A couple cookies appear to be Christmas trees, others seem to be snowflakes, and I believe there is a snowman in the mix. I love Christmas cookies!
Surely I see some snowmen! And I think a flower and snowflakes!
What a fun contest – I see Christmas Trees, Reindeer, Gingerbread men and Snowman! I love Christmas baking myself and its usually a ton of fun. I’m glad you fun time baking with your little one.
Top picture, third one across is a snoman, and in the second picture, top row, third cookie in is a Christmas tree! How cute 🙂
a frosty the snowman
so cute lol
Those pics crack me up – and make me want to grab my boys and head to the kitchen for some baking fun!
There’s a snowman in there for sure. The rest are open to interpretation! lol
In the bottom picture in the middle is a snowman and to the right of it is a reindeer.
I am going with snowman, christmas tree, star, Santa and an ornament. Hey they are made with love, so you know that they will be good no matter what, lol.
Snowflakes, snowmen, Christmas trees, reindeer, gingerbread man – it happens to everyone 🙂
I see a reindeer! And some snoflakes!
The second cookie in the third row looks like a rabbit.
Happy Holiday Season, Julie, to you and yours.
Well…I don’t want to be entered in the contest, but I’m going to do an interpretation anyway. 🙂 I’m good at them.
Okay….the second photo, big guy, second row down, middle? Um…Darth Vader after Luke removes his mask?
Cute cookies! I believe the top photo, top cookie on right is an adorable snowman?
I think the one in the second photo on the far right is supposed to be a reindeer. I’d totally eat those cookies–they look yummy!
I think there’s a gingerbread man in there…
I think I can see a snowflake, a snowman, I striped Christmas tree, and maybe a reindeer.
I see some gingerbread men, Christmas trees, a reindeer…I think they look pretty great for having a two year old’s help! 🙂
snowman, christmas tree, a gingerbread man, snowflakes (they look like cute flowers!)
I see some snowman-shaped blobs in there 🙂
i spy a gingerbread man 🙂
I don’t know why but some of those cookies remind me of Nemo lol
I think I see a snowflake or two….and perhaps a snowman
I think they are cute! A+++ for EFFORT!
I like the snowflake one in the bottom picture. You can totally tell that’s what it’s supposed to be. And the reindeer is cute too with his sprinkles! And the trees look like trees!
I like the reindeer. I think I have that cookie cutter.
I see a snowflake, a tree, a reindeer, a snowman and a santa carrying his bag.
Love & Hugs,
I see a snowman and a gingerbread man!
LOL! 🙂 I think I see a Christmas tree, a reindeer, and maybe a snowman. I guess the ghost-looking cookie could be the ghost from Christmas past! When it comes down to it, what counts is the fun you had making them and how they taste!
Snowmen and snowflakes. Lol. I bet they are delicious. I feel like going to make some cookies now. Thanks!
I think I saw a snowman. It doesn’t matter what they look like if you had fun (I always told that to my children when they were little).
Some look like snowmen. It just matters that they’re yummy!
I see snowflakes, reindeer and gingerbread men. One also looked like a turkey, but that might just be me!!!!
I see a bunny rabbit. Please count me in 🙂
clearly there are a few christmas trees in there! the one with the red lines going across, right?
I see a snowman and a reindeer who look very colorful and sparkly 🙂 Half the fun in making cookies is “messing up” some so you have an excuse to eat it. Have a great holiday!
what a fun contest! You’re being too hard on yourself though… I definitely see a snowman (top) and snowflake (bottom).
Those are beautifully done, Julie! I’m glad you all had fun making them–that, and I’m sure they taste wonderful! I can see Christmas trees, some snowflakes, and some gingerbread people 🙂
Lets see….I see some peppermint christmas trees, a sad snowman and a reindeer! 😀
a snowman I see. you are further ahead than me with cookie baking.
Wow…what interesting cookies you baked :o)
I think I see a snowman, a snowflake, and perhaps a bell.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Hm that one is clearly a Christmas tree, yeah I can see it, sort of 🙂
I see a Chrismas Tree, Frosty the Snow Man, A Star, and I think the one in the right hand corner on the bottom of the second picture might be an Angel….
You know, as long as they tasted good…who cares what they look like 😀
My mom always says: You think it’s going to stay whole and pretty when it’s in your stomach?
I guess she is kinda right…
What wonderful cookies! I see at least two gingerbread men, one snoman, a snowflake or star, two Christmas trees and what looks to be a reindeer who lost a battle with a sleigh (okay, just kidding on the last one). Hope they were delicious. We’re baking some this weekend.
I see a few snowmen and a reindeer…right?
Aww, that sad snowman cookie breaks my heart!
I see some trees, a reindeer, some snowflakes, a couple gingerbread men, a couple of snowmen…
But rest assured that this is just the unleashing of your inner Picasso.
There are two that look like snowmen, one gingerbread man, and two that are six pointed that appear to be either snowflakes (first guess) or stars.
I think the cookies must have decided to revolt that day!
I see a few Christmas trees.
Oh, thank you for the giggles. I love to cook, but baking isn’t a strong suit of mine, either. Though’ I usually wind up with the cookies spreading into each other to morph into one giant blob.
I think I see a Christmas tree and snowman in there.
Um, I think there’s a snowman or gingerbread man in there somewhere? LOL!
Those are great. We’ve always decorated sugar cookies for the holidays, too. I see at least one snowman, a Christmas tree and a reindeer. Much of the fun is inventing new things that differ from the norm. I remember the year a friend turned one of the angel cookies upside down, and decorated a beautiful pineapple. You and your son are just very creative cookie decorators!
Hm…one looks like a sad snowman. One looks like a flower. Another looks like…Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
…Am I close?
OH! And one of them looks like a pirate gingerbread man. The one with the toothpick sticking out of the leg.
They look delicious.
hmm, a snowman, gingerbread man, bell and snowflake would be my guesses! I am not very good in the kitchen, but heck if he loved them and they tasted good that is all that matters…lol. Happy holidays!
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I think they are adorable, and it will be something that you will always remember…and like your son said all that really matters is that they taste delicious.
I see a snowman, a reindeer, a christmas tree, maybe what was supposed to be a gingerbread sugar cookie man, the rest are just amoeba like 🙂
christmas tree 🙂
a snowflake, i think.
They look tasty
The snowmen look fun to make
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There is one that has got to be a ghost.
so sweet! i see a reindeer, snowman, bell, snowflake… but then i did teach k for 12 years, i may share the same thought process! adore them!
I could use a plate of the snowmen on my dining room table to go along with my snowman collection, mixed in with a couple of reindeer. Hmm, a snowman ghost, that’s a new one, lol.
Beautiful cookies !! PLease congratulate your son for me. I can see the shapes quite perfectly : flower, snowman, snowflake… see 😉
Do I see a reindeer and a snowman that looks like a ghost?
Christmas trees and snowman and one looks like this old cutter my mom has of a santa with his pack on his back.
My sister and I used to make cookies purposefully garish because they “always tasted the best.” Of course, my mother was always a little embarassed to put out day-glo iced cookies for her guests at the holidays.
I see a snowflake, snowman, gingerbread man, a christmas tree, and a reindeer! The main thing is you guys had fun together!
Christmas trees, snowmen, gingerbread men, stars, and reindeer (in the bottom right corner?).
As long as the taste good, no problem!
I love the one that looks like a ghost. I am guessing it is really a snowman though. Also, I spot a reindeer….
They definitely look like snowmen! And a few trees and a snowflake. & your son is right…as long as it tastes good, it’s good 🙂
I am not going to lie, there is a lot going on here. LOL!!! I work with kids everyday and can def. appreciate the fact that your son liked them, despite their appearances. The best cookie I see is the abominable snowman.
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bells and snow flages
Ok, I think I see a christmas tree and a snowman. 🙂
Is one of them a snowman? Or a ghost? Casper? haha
I see snowmen, Christmas trees, and a reindeer.
the fact you DID something together and were able to enjoy each others’ company is more important than the outcome of what you did. 🙂
i think the flower shaped ones in the second picture are snowflakes. the striped ones in that same picture are bells or christmas trees. i see a gingerbread man and snowman in the first picture.
Beyond the usual snowmen, etc., one of them looks like the elephant from the isle of misfit toys. Cute!
I see snowmen (the one that kinda looks like a tubby ghost), a reindeer(2nd pic bottom right), and Christmas trees (the striped ones). The others look like flowers or peppermints.
And hey, it’s the taste that counts, so no worries. At least the color combination tips them off to be seasonal.