Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Half Time Fun: That's The Way The Cookie Fumbles


A great first day of competition!

Lauren got 17 fans to tune in yesterday on behalf of Holiday Armadillos, while Kate's Danko Defenders came close with 16 fans. Danko Defenders had the winning slogan, with five judges agreeing "Hail MaRay" was the most clever name (Anonymous, you've got to come forward and send your mailing address to info@highlowaha.com if you want your Starbucks gift card!). That means the score after one round is Holiday Armadillos 2 and Danko Defenders 1.

It's a new day.

Lest you think all we do at Highlowaha is gorge ourselves on Lauren and Kate's savory Super Bowl Snack recipes, let me assure you... there is more to us than that.

Once a month we get our fill of sweet treats by participating in our Fancy Flours Cookie Cutter Challenge. The Cookie Cutter Challenge hasn't been around as long as Ray Wattson, who you met yesterday, but this monthly activity is quickly becoming a Highlowaha favorite.

Holiday Armadillos and Danko Defenders, pay attention since this month you get to participate!

Rules of play are easy. I announce this month's occasion worth celebrating and you choose the cookie cutter you think is least related. Stump me. Select the cookie cutter you think I will have the most difficult time incorporating into my celebration. So far I have had to use a porcupine to celebrate Earth Day; a big mouth bass fish to celebrate National Backyard Games Day; a mermaid to celebrate my husband's birthday; a 3-D airplane to celebrate National Ice Cream Month; an ear of corn to celebrate Bucknell University's Freshmen Orientation; and an owl to celebrate Halloween.

My challenge is to find the connection between your winning cookie cutter and my holiday of choice. I will bake, decorate, and package the cookies accordingly.

This month's cause for celebration is personal to me... and to my good friend Susan. This month we will be celebrating the conclusion of National Novel Writing Month. Fifty thousand words written in 30 days - that's what Susan and I have committed to doing. Every day a minimum of 1,667 words. No breaks. No excuses.

I don't know about Susan, but I'm pretty sure I'll be ready for cookie by then.

So what'll it be? Click here and hit me with your best shot. Choose from the 600+ cookie cutters that Fancy Flours offers. Place your vote in the comment section. Once a cookie cutter has been nominated it cannot be nominated again (veteran readers: a change in rules for this one month). I will put all entries in a hat and randomly select one.

Holiday Armadillos and Danko Defenders, here's what's in it for you. Earn 2 points just by having more people vote than the other team. Earn 1 point if the winning cookie cutter was suggested by someone on your team.

As an added bonus... make Lauren or Kate's day. The team responsible for selecting the winning cookie cutter earns their captain the right to select the cookie cutter of her choice!

Signing off until tomorrow...

130 comments:

Eric Danko said...

Since I am the dentist...I go for the tooth:

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-tooth.html

Kate said...

I pick the animal lizard cookie cutter...for the Danko Defenders

Eric Danko is for the Danko Defenders, by the way! He's my spousal unit :)

The Girberts said...

I pick the animal camel 1...for the Danko Defenders!!! Go Kate!

Jason said...

Memory from my childhood:

I pick the gargoyle http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-gargoyle.html

For the Danko Defenders

Bridget said...

Danko Defenders

Maryland is for crabs
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-fish-crab-tin.html

The BFB said...

This was so cute

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-rocking-horse.html

Danko Defenders...love ya Kate!

Lauren said...

I pick the poodle for the first Holiday Armadillo entry of the day!

Bri said...

For my niece...but more importantly for the DANKO DEFENDERS!

Skull cookie cutter

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-skull.html

Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc said...

Danko Defenders

Going with the Baby Lamb

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-baby-lamb.html

Anonymous said...

Holiday Armadillos

3D farm tractor

Robin said...

I love NaNowriMo! I vote gargoyle.

Go armadillos!

LC said...

Holiday Armadillo entry

Use the:

Hammer Song Lion & Lamb

Robin said...

Oops someone else picked gargoyle. I vote for the fox. Go armadillos!

Cheryl said...

For Armadillo... I pick the cookie cutter pliers!

Jean Bowden said...

I choose the Cookie Cutter Kokopelli
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-kokopelli.html

Brooke said...

The pineapple for the Holiday Armadillos!

Jean Bowden said...

Oops...I am Danko Defenders...goes with my choice...
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-kokopelli.html
Sorry....

Jamie said...

Holiday Armadillo ALL THE WAY!!!

I vote for priates - Argh!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-pirate-set.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillos!!!

Nascar race car:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-nascar-race-car.html

Nicole said...

In memory of my wedding I pick the flip flop and the Danko Defenders!!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-flip-flop.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillos!!!

Question Mark:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-question-mark.html

Joe said...

Holiday Armadillos here...

The Candy Corn - in honor of Halloween that just passed...

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-candy-corn.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillos!

Pliers:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-pliers.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillos!!!

Saxophone:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-saxophone.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillos!!!

Screwdriver:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-screwdriver.html

Amanda said...

Team Holiday Armadillo!!!

Tooth brush:
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-tooth-brush.html

Jessie Freeman said...

I vote for the snowflake #2http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-snowflake-2.html

Supporting DANKO DEFNDERS!!

Gabe said...

Danko Defenders

Since my son (Kate's nephew) is six years old today, I pick the "6".

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-6-copper.html

Anonymous said...

Clarification please...

Multiple entries by one person only count as ONE person towards that team's tally...correct?

Steve said...

Holday Armadillos!

I vote for the motorcycle!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-motorcycle.html

Jeannine said...

Holday Armadillos

Big Mouth Bass

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-big-mouth-bass.html

Peggy said...

Armadillos.... wouldn't it be fun to pick the aramdillo????

However.... I like the fish exoctic

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

To anonymous who asked the clarifying question about one person voting multiple times.

Yes, regardless of how many times a person votes, they will still only earn their team one point. However, I suppose it increases the likelihood his/her cookie cutter will be selected.

IzzyE said...

Holiday Armadillos

The baseball set

Anonymous said...

From Jen at Danko Defenders - I pick The Hippo! Go Kate!

Jason C. said...

For Danko Defenders

Since I just got back from New Orleans I went for the fleur-de-lis

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-fleur-de-lis.html

Katie @ Highlowaha said...

My vote goes to the alligator.

Go Danko Defenders!

Linda said...

Bug Grasshopper
on behalf of Holiday Armadillo

Jacqueline Snoderly for Danko Defenders!! said...

I pick the helicopter since my husband is a crew chief!! :)

Go Danko Defenders!!!

becky kinkead said...

i pick the acorn...for the danko defenders!!!

Cheryl said...

BOO ON THIS NEW RULE OF PULLING FROM A HAT!!

How can I have side contests on facebook if you're all willy-nilly-random?

Dawn BB said...

I vote for the Conch Shell. You need a feel of the islands.

Go Holiday Armadillos!

Robin Oenning said...

I chose the conch shell for Danko Defenders!!

Staci said...

Holiday armadillos! :)

Alphabet set...

Kat said...

I vote T-Rex for the Holiday Armadillos!

Jeannine said...

Ear of Corn for the Holiday Armadillos!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-ear-of-corn.html

Jackie said...

I vote for the flatware fork... Holiday Armadillos.

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-flatware-fork.html

Jessi said...

Hammer Song the Pie Baker

Holiday Armadillos

http://www.fancyflours.com/hammer-song-the-pie-baker.html

Jimmy said...

Cookie Cutter Texas Tin

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-texas-tin.html

Holiday Armadillos

Anonymous said...

Go Danko Defenders! I pick the Puzzle Piece.

sherri said...

Armadillo entry... the dead skull cookie cutter set
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-day-of-the-dead-skull-set.html

Marti said...

Squirrel (large)

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-squirre.html

Go Danko Defenders!

Heather @ highlowaha.com said...

I'm a Fall Danko Defender:

I vote for the donkey! http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-donkey-1.html

Anonymous said...

Danko Defenders

Cookie Cutter Screwdriver
( SKU Number: 420000T0SC-1 )


Screwdriver cookie cutter; heirloom copperapproximately 5.5" x 1.75 "

Aunt Juju said...

Aunt Juju picks the frosty beer mug for Danko Defenders!

Aunt Juju said...

I pick frosty beer mug for Danko team.

Aunt Juju said...

Frosty beer mug for Danko Defenders

Anonymous said...

frosty beer mug for Dankos

Tiff said...

Holiday Armadillo! (My fav sitcom)

Cookie cutter choice: Triceratops (I like to think as a long distance relative of that armadillo!)

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-set-dinosaur-6pc.html

Aunt Juju said...

beer mug for Danko's

Themikki said...

I'm picking the electric guitar on behalf of Holiday Armadillos!

Aunt Juju said...

beer mug for Danko's

Jen in MD said...

Since Bridget took the crab...Seahorse

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-seahorse1.html

Go Danko Defenders!

Aunt Juju said...

beer mug for Danko's

Aunt Juju said...

Sorry...it kept showing that it didn't post!

Cheryl said...

That's okay Aunt Juju! It shows you're dedicated.

Carrie said...

Danko Defenders

High Heel Slingback

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-high-heel-slingb.html

Jeff, Jayne, Zach and TJ said...

I choose the Cookie Cutter Fruit Leaf set for the Danko Defenders!!

GO DEFENDERS!

Gennifer said...

Danko Defenders.....im gonna go with lobster...lets go danko defenders

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-lobster.html

Cassie said...

I pick the Cat and Mouse cookie cutters for the Danko Defenders.

Cheryl said...

Okay, I've finally made my decision. I would like to nominate the Topiary for the Armadillos.

Anonymous said...

For Danko Defenders. I select the Turkey Drumstick.

Kate's mom
Karen

Lucy said...

For the Danko Defenders -

Elephant

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-eleph-gop.html

Kay said...

For my favorite monkey, Brandon of the Danko Defenders!

Monkey
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-monkey-1.html

love10 said...

I pick the Magic Wand for team HOLIDAY ARMADILLO!

Nevin said...

Holiday Armadillo

I vote for the cookie cutter golf bag. http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-golf-bag.html

Dawn BB said...

Someone voted for the conch shell at the same time as I did so I change my vote to the Rhino
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-rhino.html

Holiday Armadillos

Freddie said...

Holiday Armadillos!

Dancing bear
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-dancing-bear.html

Kristin said...

The Cookie Cutter Seal for the Danko Defenders, please :)

Leah T said...

Buffalo - go Armadillos!

Audra Riggs said...

Cake with candle cookie cutter

Danko Defenders

Rita Wallace said...

for the Defenders...

caterpillar

Doogie said...

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-acorn-large.html
Large acorn

-m
Team Holiday Armadillos

Renee Bladen said...

the Circus Tent

WAY TO GO DANKO DEFENDERS...

love nae nae

Rita Wallace said...

since I love my Chihuahua, Autumn...I pick the Chihuahua cookie cutter

for Danko Defenders

Dale Knowles said...

Double Heart Cookie Cutter

Dale Knowles...for Danko Defenders

Lee Utley said...

The Dollar Sign Cookie Cutter

This is from Kate's old boss...the CPA...we love money!

Donna said...

Fire Truck Cookie Cutter

Defenders

Amanda Carver said...

Amanda Carver...Graduation Cap

GO DANKO!!!!

Lynn Matson said...

Since my grand daughter ice skates...I pick the ICESKATE cookie cutter

Defenders

Greg Riggs said...

GO DANKO GO...

the Umbrella cookie cutter

Ashley Benz said...

Armadillos!

Cookie Cutter: Fireman's Hat

Holly Moore said...

Armadillo!!!!

"Every novel should end in a twist"

I pick the cone with a twist cutter

Beth said...

Go Danko Defenders!

I pick the 'baby onesie' cookie cutter.

Deana Scott said...

The cross cookie cutter

Go Defenders!

Natalie said...

i'm in for the armadillo's! and i choose the conch shell!

Angie Switzer said...

Someone posted for Brandon - but what about the other Danko Defender?

Connor for you we have sunglasses

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-sunglasses.html

Erica Durfee said...

Baby Xavier chose the baby feet for the Danko Defenders

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-baby-foot.html

Adam Durfee said...

Rooting on the Danko Defenders:

Love to golf with Kate's brother-in-law, so I'm choosing the golf bag

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-golf-bag.html

Anonymous said...

Cookie Cutter Hockey Player
( SKU Number: 4200S16-1 )

DAnko DEFENDERS

Anonymous said...

Cookie Cutter Hockey Player
( SKU Number: 4200S16-1 )


DANKO DEFENDERS...

From Nick

Ruth Fredstrom said...

For the Danko Defenders: Candy Cane

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-candy-cane-sm.html

Allison Dyrlund said...

Kangaroo

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-animal-kangaroo.html

Danko Defenders

Anonymous said...

I pick the lobster cookie cutter ... for the holiday armadillos

Angela W said...

Supporting the Danko Defenders with a STARFISH!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-starfish1.html

Natalie Vasilopoulos said...

I pick Frankenstein for the Danko Defenders

Nat

Susan Knudsen said...

Go Danko Defenders!!

Aunt Juju... we got the point! LOL

Hey Karen, you picked mine so I will change to:
The mitten (any size) since it is soooo cold here in Minnesota!
Yea Defenders

Gus Vasilopoulos said...

my wife told me to come vote for a cookie cutter...for the Defenders..

I pick the sea turtle...go kate

Jim Knudsen said...

Eric picked the tooth so I will pick the "toothpaste" for the Danko Defenders!!

The Rice Family said...

Danko Defenders!!!! I vote for the tomahawk!

http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-tomohawk.html

amycast5 said...

Holiday armadillo



swimsuit

http://networkedblogs.com/p16592178

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo


spider and web

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo

Hammersong penguin mother and child

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo

hammersong roo and baby roo

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo

pumpkin in wheelbarrow

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo

12 days of christmas
8 maids miking

amycast5 said...

holiday armadillo



light bulb....(for RAY!!)

ac said...

team armadillo

man in moon-lg

Anonymous said...

martini glass






for the Armadillos!

Anonymous said...

ARMADILLO



CHICK AND EGG

Pam said...

Holiday Armadillos

Campfire Cookie cutter

Anonymous said...

cookie cutter candy corn



the armadillos

Anonymous said...

Armadillos

drumstick

Amy said...

Holiday Armadillos


Cookie cutter cone with a twist

(the best of both worlds: ice cream and cookies!)

Amy said...

Holiday Armadillos


Cookie cutter border collie
(for Katie)

Katie said...

Armadillo Team

Cookie cutter prom dress

Marie said...

armadillos

cookie cutter fairy

Eugene H. said...

Armadillo team:
Cookie cutter football helmet, of course!

Claudia @ Highlowaha said...

Voting is officially closed, everyone. Thanks for playing and be sure to tune in tomorrow to find discover tomorrow's challenge!

Ann said...

Guitar Electric 1
http://www.fancyflours.com/cookie-cutter-guitar-electr-1.html

for Danko Defenders!

Annie