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Cookies for Comments - The Winners!


For the month of July, we were keeping track of who commented here on the blog, and at the podcast. The votes are in, and due to a three-way tie for fifth place, only four of you will be getting cookies. (There is only so much of me to go around, and it can't all go to baking Star Wars cookies.)

Yes, that's right. It should be no surprise who our top four commenters are, as they are also the four most frequent emailers and voicemail-leavers. BUT FIRST! You must click through for cookie-related frippery.

First off, let's go back to that review I wrote about Star Wars Cookie Cutters. I said I was having trouble with the shapes distorting during baking (unless you use a recipe with a LOT of flour in it.) Cheryl has a great way around that, by using modeling chocolate for cutouts that go ON TOP of the cookie:


She's also got a super cute baby Leia hats for sale in her Etsy shop.

Speaking of Etsy, who's gonna buy me this Boba Kitty necklace?


Like most things on Etsy, the Hello Wars shop is selling overpriced handmade crafts... but these are Star Wars crossed with Hello Kitty, so shut up and buy me something already.

But I digress. Where was I? Oh yes. Using Star Wars Cookie Cutters to make Star Wars Bento Box.


Lots of people have used the cookie cutters to create various Bento Box setups, but Melissa over at Another Lunch is the only one I've seen to create an all Dark Side Bento.

Or you could skip the presentation completely and just make some cheese sandwiches for the Empire:


Just Jenn has the "recipe", but I think most of you have figured out it's just white bread + cheese. But bonus points for anyone who can make their pickle a lightsaber... hee hee.

Anyway, last but not least, Bridget at Bake at 350 has come up with the best way to avoid using tons of black food coloring to try and get a nice dark helmet: Chocolate Vadars.


Presentation counts for everything, folks. By the way, none of you are getting any of this, you're just getting my great-grandmother's sugar cookie recipe and MAYBE some icing, if you're lucky. Still, I thank you for your continued support of our site and our podcast. Without any further delay, our winners:

  • Fourth place - Michael
  • Third place - John Wiswell
  • Second place - PBMonkeyKing
  • First place - Tyr

Congratulations, I'll be emailing you all for your addresses and allergies.

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Comments (11)


(Frosted or unfrosted will depend on how hot is is and how far away you live. Possibly. Or maybe you just don't like frosting.)

Brenda (Shisho):

I would comment anyway, but I am easily bribed by cookies. And those cookies look tasty. :D


Sweet deal!

Pun intended.

Yeah, I'll own it.

I read this. Thank you.

I'm just testing out the new feature.


I like cookies. And frosting. But I insist no Jar Jar.


I just listened to the new podcast. What am I, some sort of comment whore? A loose commenter? I guess given the fact that this is my second comment on this thread, I am.


Yay!!!!! I won first place, I've never before won first place in anything.

*Sob* When I was a kid I always got picked last for sports and...Whaaaaaaaa!!!! Angst!!!!!! Whaaaaaa!!! Violins!!!!! :(

Oh, look cookies!!!! I like cookies!!! :D!


Who is this Tyr and does he or she have the guts to meet me in the cage of doom so we can settle this "you're #2, Monkey King" thing once and for all?

As I told my 3 1/2-year-old nephew yesterday: Remember, there is no second or third place. There is only winning and losing.


That would be me.

*Draws Glamdring from the closet*

I got your #2 right here monkey boy!

I read this. Thanks you.

Thanks you he does. Then he lookses for the Precious.

Ugh, I'm tired.