Saturday, July 28, 2012

An Apple for the Teacher???

No, way!  You're talking to the Cookie Lady after all!

At our school, we do it up BIG for Teacher Appreciation Week (in May. Yes, I am a little behind.)  This year, we sent our teachers on an imaginary cruise, with activities planned for each day.  We had "Bon Voyage" posters, a special lunch with the captain (the principal), a spa day, a day on shore, and a Mexican fiesta.  It was a big hit.

For teacher appreciation week, I made my favorite cookie EVER!!!

This is the Reader R. cookie!  

(It was totally inspired by Tara at the Shaky Baker and some wonderful cookies she made for her daughter's school auction!)

Reader R. LOVED her 1st Grade teacher Mrs. Cox.  I had heard other parents say that Mrs. Cox has an amazing gift at making your child feel like the most important student in the school... but that she does that for every current and past student at the same time.  Well, it is true!  ;^)

So, when Reader R. heard that we were sending Mrs. Cox on a cruise, the first thing she wanted to know was if she could go with her!  So that is what we cookie-d...a mini Reader R. and everything else you need for a cruise, a sun hat, sun glasses, a pair of flip-flops, etc. and put them in a big pink sun hat. 

We also made cookie packages for the principal and the specials teachers with just hearts and shades and a note about how they are "So cool they have to wear shades!"

These were some of my first glaze cookies!  Thanks to Shari Felich for the recipe, and thanks to some encouragement from Cristin at Cristin's Cookies and this WONDERFUL tutorial on glaze with Cristin and Arty MaGoo, I gave it a whirl!  I am so glad that I did!  Now I don't have to be afraid of dark colors any more!  (Which is especially important since our school colors are maroon, black, and grey! Go Chargers!)

For my preschooler, Curious K, we personalized her teacher appreciation cookies too, but we'll include those in another post...



  1. These are SO adorable Sarah! Awesome job! I love that you sent the teachers on a virtual cruise. Adorable! Your little girl cookie came out super cute! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my goodness! I am completely in love with this idea and your sweet cookie set! How creative and so thoughtful. I bet these appreciation cookies were sooooo appreciated in return :D

    1. Thank you so much Liz! The teachers were pretty happy! Thank you!!