The Men's Cookie Exchange
Arbor Heights Elementary School
We celebrated our fifth annual
exchange with Bruce Springsteen and George Harrison providing just the right
musical atmosphere. Tragedy almost struck when
Alex's cookies got mixed up with a PTSA fundraiser bake sale, but they were
rescued, and all ended well. Below are
glimpses of a few moments we hope will brighten your holidays - and a special
song written just for us! Happy
New Year! - Robert, Alex, Doug, Mark, Keith, and Dave
in the Seattle Times, 12/21/01
Men's Cookie Song
by Marv Breece
Sung to the tune of "Rawhide"
Bakin', bakin', bakin'
All the cookies makin'
To the school I'm takin'
Thru rain and wind and weather,
Light as a feather
OK, they're store bought, I lied.......
Discovery School in Mukilteo, WA
Lake Stickney Elem. in Mukilteo,
Arbor Heights Elem. in
Find out how many men want to
bake cookies. This is important! The bakers need to know how
many to bake for.
Decide on a date and time for
Bake your cookies! Make one
dozen for each guy in the exchange. Be careful about how you
count! You only need to bake for the other guys, so don't count
presentation... Arrange your cookies on nice,
festive-looking plates. Colored plastic wrap and ribbon are optional here,
When the day arrives, arrange to
meet and share your creations! You'll be going home with lots of great
Miscellaneous tips and
Bars are also just fine.
Make copies of your recipe to
share with the other bakers.
Don't skimp on ingredients - use
butter, for goodness sake.
Spouses and significant others
are NOT allowed to do your baking!
Obviously, no Chips Ahoy, Slice
'n Bake, etc.
No Martha Stewart recipes.
Each guy bring an extra dozen to
leave out for the rest of the staff to enjoy.
Let us know if
you had a Men's Cookie Exchange at your school! Or send us a link from your
a real nice page of recipes from Derry Lyons of the Kent School
District. Thanks, Derry!
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