Wise old readers know that today is the reveal for this month's, Fancy Flours Cookie Cutter Challenge. Newcomers, pay attention. This monthly ritual is a hoot!
Each month I announce the occasion for celebration and you, the readers, select the cookie cutter I must use. We've seen porcupines, fish, mermaids, ears of corn, guitars, and even a 3-D airplane. This month the holiday we are celebrating is Halloween and the winning cookie cutter was the wise old owl.
An owl on Halloween is no where near the stretch an airplane was for National Ice Cream Month or that a mermaid was for my husband's June birthday. Interestingly enough the natural link between Halloween and owls made this month's challenge... well, more of a challenge.
I initially visualized each owl dressed in a different Halloween costume. But, my resident artist is over worked and under paid, so I had to let that idea go. Instead I made ornaments I could hang on my Halloween tree. We will have a house full of kids on Saturday night and I have to believe they'll think cookies growing on trees is both a trick and a treat!Concept, good. Execution, fair.
I thought I'd redeem myself by supplementing this month's primary idea with a fun suggestion for packaging the owls in small brown bags and presenting them to special people in your life.
Concept, good. Execution, fair.
In a last ditch effort, I decided to compensate for my luke warm performance by... baking more! These cookies are dedicated to Kat who won the ear of corn in August and suggested we resurrect the cookie cutter in October to make "Earie" Halloween Cookies. So, here you go, Kat...
I call this... "Eyes and Ears."
Concept, great. Execution, fair.
Now it's your turn. Visit the comment section and suggest another occasion for which we could use the owl cookie cutter, along with a winning slogan. The idea voted most creative by Katie, Cheryl, Heather, and I will receive his or her very own owl cookie cutter.
Tune in to Friday's video to find out HOO won!
Signing off until tomorrow...