Sometimes, my kids are just so clever. And sometimes, I just kinda need to brag.
My oldest son is a senior in high school this year (seriously?! How did that happen?!), and of course, you can’t really slide anything pop culture past a senior. Especially if that same guy is already really into comic books. I mean, if that’s the case, there’s no hiding new movies in the comic book/superhero world. Honestly, my boys know about new movies coming out waaaaay before I do, and usually a year or two before the film even hits theaters.
And the new movie Deadpool has been the talk of our house for weeks. On the one hand, I just wanna see Ryan Reynolds. (I have a feeling I’m not alone in this!) But if I see the film, it’s gonna be a while, I’m sure. Sorry, Ryan!
Soooooo, several weeks ago, when everyone started talking about the Deadpool release date being over Valentine’s Day weekend, my super-witty son came up with the following little poem & posted it on his Twitter:
I couldn’t wait to “cookie” his idea, as you can see!
But in case you just need Deadpool cookies for any other day of the year, there’s still two “regular” designs as well. In fact, I’m pretty ridiculously excited over these “plain” Deadpool cookies:
This is my very, very favorite cookie! I gotta tell ya, though – it definitely took a bit of planning! And here’s a little tip for you: make an extra cookie! I never make extra cookies, and I’m sorta known for wingin’ it, and I was kinda sweating a little while staring at my ONE blank cookie, thinking of how best to accomplish this logo design. So… do as I say & not as I do, and that’s a bit of stress you can avoid by planning ahead & making an extra cookie! #lifelessons
Meanwhile, I’ll stick to watching Ryan Reynolds over & over in The Proposal, I think.
Every year, I bless my friends, “May the 4th be with you.” Every year. But last year, I went one further, and decided to do that with cookies for one of Jack’s special neighborhood friends who was celebrating a birthday.
*cue the Imperial March*
When it comes to Star Wars, my boys have had LOTS of toys over the years. However, one of the very easiest to replicate, I thought, were their special PEZ dispensers. Well, let’s just say that the cookies were made, and that the PEZ part was easy… but the rest? Not-so-much, haha!
I made a template for the handle of the PEZ dispenser itself. You can find the image HERE, and save it if you’d like. For the heads, though, I decided that I didn’t want to waste any time hand-cutting, so I used other shapes in my cookie cutter arsenal. Here’s a quick list: