Thursday, January 22, 2009

~Cookie Philosophy 101~


This past weekend, Ella and I made Valentine Cookies. Her little 4-year-old hands tried diligently to pick up the sticky heart-shaped dough cut-outs and place them on the cookie sheets for baking. I was in awe of her attempts not to ruin any of the shapes. Sometimes her frustration got the best of her, and she'd say, "Grandma....you can roll this one again, 'kay?". In the end, we ended up with a platefull of beautiful pink cookies.

When it came time to eat them, she announced that she wanted the most beautiful one. She screwed up her little brow when I picked up a cookie that looked more like a circle than a heart, and had messed-up frosting. I explained to her that I felt sorry for it. What if no one wanted it? Anyone would want the prettiest one. But the uglier one may have been left behind. With that....she asked me if we could trade. She didn't want that poor cookie to feel bad! I pray she takes that piece of "Cookie Philosophy" with her as she travels through life. It would make her quite a 'Smart Cookie'. (sorry...I couldn't resist!) If only life-lessons were all that easy.

I designed a Valentine Cookie Charm Bracelet in honor of baking Valentine Cookies with Ella. It includes lots of heart-shaped cookies complete with 'icing' and decorations.....as well as tiny heart-shaped cookie cutters. I think you'll agree it looks good enough to eat....and it's 100% calorie-free! You can find it in my Etsy shop!
**SOLD** Thank you, Debbie!

20 comments:

Connie said...

That story AND the bracelet are absolutely priceless, sweetpea!! Truly the bracelet is stunning.......
SMooches,
Connie

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi Carol,
Your cookies look absolutely delicious!! and your creations are so wonderful, you are so talented!
Wonderful cookie philosophy from your Grandaughter too!
Truly beautiful symbolic post!
Hugs,
Donnie X

Darlene said...

Those cookies you made with your grandaughter look YUMMY! I LOVE your "cookie philosophy" you shared with her, I bet she will think about that throughout different times. It is amazing the things that they remember at that age.

Your new bracelet creation is absolutely GORGEOUS. I LOVE It!

April said...

Oh, Carol...that's such a sweet story! You seem like a wonderful grandmother...the kind I hope to be one day!

I love, love, love your bracelet! Simply gorgeous! ♥

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

What a wonderful story, now if my children would only think about kids...sigh... Thanks for visiting my blog!

Youvegotmaille said...

Cooking with small children is one of the true pleasures of life. I'm so looking forward to grandchildren.

Mary Moore said...

I LOVE the charm bracelet. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Smart cookie, indeed.

What a lovely story.

Coloraddiction said...

Oh, my - how gorgeous! And how sweet. :)

david mcmahon said...

So much talent in your family, Carol ....

Ballerina Girl said...

I love that bracelet!
More importantly...what a great Grandma you are! Very smart cookie yourself, I would say ;)
BG

Nancy said...

Very lovely:) With a Gandma like you I'm sure Ella will grow up to be a very sweet and compassionate soul.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
I'm so glad you and Ella are getting to make such precious memories. I like all the extra sprinkles! Aren't grandkids great? Love the bracelet.

Love, Kay

Carolyn said...

You are a pretty smart cookie yourself to use your cookie making time to weave in such a good moral lesson with your granddaughter.
Carolyn

BeadedTail said...

What a sweet story and a wonderful lesson for everyone! That bracelet is wonderful too!

Hilary said...

What a beautiful and gentle approach you used to teach her a valuable life lesson. You are a sweetie yourself. Great looking cookies.. I think I got a sugar rush when I saw them. And you're very crafty with that funky bracelet.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my that charm bracelet is just so cute and "pink"!
-sandy toe

SandyCarlson said...

That story is lovely, and so are the cookies! God bless you and your granddaughter!

Marci said...

I think Ella's grandma is a pretty smart cookie too!

I thought your lavender V-day bracelet last year was gorgeous, but this cookie bracelet is just darling! I love it!!!!

Lemon Shortbread said...

The charm bracelet is absolutely adorable and mouth-watering! The lil pink cookies looks delicious too and reminds me of fun-fairs and cotton candy =)