One thing that we decided on was that for young children, equality in cookie size would be important. An ant cookie and a butterfly cookie could be VERY different size wise... so we decided to make them all circular and then add the bugs on top.
I made these ant and spider cookies a little too realistic... they give me shivers when I look at them.
One of my cookie nightmares is that one morning I will come downstairs and my kitchen will have been invaded by ants crawling all over my cookies! This cookie is that nightmare come true!
My other cookie nightmares include: that I will drop a whole batch of cookies on the floor (which HAS happened, so now I keep extra dough in the freezer in case I have to start over at the last minute); that I will miscount and not have enough cookies (so I count and count and count); that someone at MY house will eat one of YOUR cookies (so I carefully label all cookie containers "DO NOT EAT!" or "OK to eat."); and that I will spell the birthday child's name incorrectly (so I check and check and check, bake plenty of extra cookies, and charge a little extra, when you have asked for personalization.)
So if you are ever tempted to wonder if I care about your cookies... the answer is "Yes!" I bake plenty of love and worry (which is almost the same thing) into every batch! ;^)
While I was making this order, I also made a set of smaller "counting" cookies for my girls!
These are the "Special Extra" praying mantis cookies that I made for the birthday girl! (The one on the left is camouflaged!)
Happy "Buggy Birthday" Lil!
Thank you, Rebecca & Joe!
P.S. - Here is the super cute birthday girl in the AMAZING Praying Mantis costume that her wonderful Momma and Loving Grandmother created for her! TOO CUTE!