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December 15, 2007



They all look great - I want to consume the Uru cookie of Mjolnir!


They all look so yummy, and yet, too nice to eat. Good job. :)


You're being too hard on your cookie arts skills, Mark-- the Thor, Spidey and IM cookies are great, and I rather like the Flash cookie, too.


I totally agree with cinephile. These are all better than you say. I'm particularly impressed with the Spidey cookie...but the mere idea of the Thing cookie deserves an award all by itself.

Mark Engblom

Hey, glad you like 'em, folks. Yeah, I'm probably being a little harder on myself than I need to be, but I think that comes with the territory when you're a "creative type". We're all generally pretty hard on ourselves...even when it's for something with as short a "shelf life" as a Christmas cookie.

If I could, I'd bake all of you a batch! :)

Greg Scott

Wow Mark, great job! They were so beautiful, you must have been crying while you were eating them. Like eating your sweet, bite-sized, baked little children.

Some notes:

1. Most Delicious Looking: The Superman cookie.

NOT because the flavor was super-enhanced by the Earth's yellow sun and lighter gravity, but simply because it's the cookie with the most frosting. Sugar cookies were a delicious treat -- in 1937. But in today's high speed, on-the-go world of cell phones, Mrs. Field's Double pecan white chocolate chip cookies, and digital watches, kids are looking for a cookie that's fresh, that's hip, that speaks *today's* language; not the cookie that's happening now, but the cookie that's happening *right now*. It's a whole new cookie paradigm today, people.

Let me put it to you this way: Why did the Sugar Cookie cross the road?

Exactly. Exactly.

2. On that note, I think if you could somehow combine a cookie so that half of it was sugar cookie, while the other half oatmeal raisin (mmmm), you'd be well on your way to making the perfect Two-Face cookie. Just think of it.

3. Why was Mark so hard on himself? The diameter of each cookie: 12 inches.

But seriously, awesome job Mark! Keep this up, and you'll soon be adding "Culinary artist" to your resume.

Mark Engblom

LOL! You always crack me up, Greg...thanks for stopping by! Yeah, you're right...I forgot to mention the 12 inch diameter on each cookie! LOL!

I love the Two-Face cookie idea. So much so, that I think I'll delete your comment and keep the idea as my very own, perhaps thinking of you years later atop my millions of dollars accompanied by a tiny twinge of guilt, which will be quickly eclipsed by whatever hedonistic pleasure I'm engaged in at the time.


Man, if I graded like you my students would go nuts. These are rad!


I think you underscored yourself on Spider-Man and the Thing, personally.

Great stuff. And now I'm raiding the fridge...


wow- these rock. i might just unseasonally try them out myself once the holiday time festivities die down. i think the spidey one looks much better than you give yourself credit for!

Mark Engblom

Thanks, Taylor. Yeah, give it a try. It's fun...despite the "limitations of the form". Remember, think simple (even then it can be tricky).

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