Sunday, December 20, 2009

Today was the best Cookie Baking Day ever!

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Cookie Baking Day 2009 has been brought to you by...


Laura: Cookie Master Emeritus


Jenni: Cookie Master


Sandra: Oven Master


Tom: Cookie Counter


Maureen: Dough Maker, Cookie Maker, First Assistant to the Oven Master, and Dog Walker


Laurie: Cookie Room Manager and Dough Maker


LeRoy: Host and Nutcracker


Emily: Cookie Maker


Jessica: Cookie Maker


Alex: Cookie Maker


Debbie: Dough Maker, Nourishment Services, and Cookie Sheet Prep/Maintenance


Don: Cookie Inspector


Janie: Dough Maker, Cookie Maker, and Nourishment Services


Ashley: Assistant Cookie Counter, Cookie Maker, and Dog Walker


Dave: Photographer, Blogmaster, and Dog Walker


Nate: Cookie Maker and Dog Walker


Joe: Cookie Maker and Dog Walker


Michael: Spectator


Paul: Delivery Man


J.J.: Mascot


Frannie: Mascot and Floor Cleaner

Final cookie count


On Cookie Baking Day 2009, we baked 1,660 cookies:
131 Crescents
84 Raspberry Logs
92 Sugar Cookies
120 Cream Wafers
125 Molasses Crinkles
139 Macaroons
122 Mint Chocolate Krinkles
11 Cream Cheese Plum Pockets
110 Peanut Butter Blossoms
239 Thumbprints
130 Snowballs
125 Refrigerator Cookies
140 Snickerdoodles

Why doesn't the total count match up with the sum of the individual counts? Because we maintain two counts. The first count is number of cookies placed on the cookie table. Some of these cookies disappear (they get eaten) before the second count, which is the number of each type of cookie.

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Snickerdoodles


Snowballs


Thumbprints


Peanut Butter Blossoms



Refrigerator Cookies

Ovens off!


Ovens off at 5:25 p.m.

Here is the last tray of cookies coming out of the oven at 5:24:

Happy Cookie Baking Day!!!

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Behind the scenes: model cookies

Perhaps you've noticed that Cookie Baking Day cookies are remarkably consistent in size and shape. How do our Cookie Makers do this? They use model cookies. Here is a model Cresent:


In this photo, one of our Cookie Makers checks her Peanut Butter Blossom against the model Peanut Butter Blossom. Notice how similar the two cookies look.

1000 cookies!


According to Ashley, our Assistant Cookie Counter, as of 3:19 we've baked 1,000 cookies.

The 1,000th cookie is a Thumb Print.

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As of 2:49 p.m., we've baked 824 cookies:
131 Crescents
84 Raspberry Logs
92 Sugar Cookies
120 Cream Wafers
125 Molasses Crinkles
139 Macaroons
122 Mint Chocolate Krinkles
11 Cream Cheese Plum Pockets

ApronMania is running wild!




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Sugar Cookies (with Santa faces)


Toasted Cocoa Nuts


Mint Chocolate Krinkles

Cream Wafers


Molasses Crinkes

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Crescents


Raspberry Logs


Sugar Cookies


Macaroons


Cream Cheese Plum Pockets

Cookie count

As of 1:28 p.m., we have baked 402 cookies:
131 Crescents
84 Raspberry Logs
92 Sugar Cookies
84 Macaroons
11 Cream Cheese Plum Pockets

Lunch!


Kudos to Janie and Debbie, the Nourishment Services folks.

We have cookies!


The first tray of cookies comes out of the oven at 10:35 a.m.

The first trays of cookies go in the oven



The Oven Master puts the first two trays of cookies into the oven: one tray of Crescents and one tray of Cream Cheese Plum Pockets.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens!

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Pep talk

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Check out these cool new Cookie Baking Day t-shirts




Way to go, Jenni!