Saturday, December 18, 2010

Combining a Science Project With a Christmas Cookie

Today Lanyardlady had a Cookie Baking Day with her daughter. You can read about it here and she's included a wonderful recipe for Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies too.

After reading about her day I decided to tell you about the last time I baked a cookie.

When we returned from Branson last Sunday afternoon G2 asked me to help him make a model of a plant cell. We tossed around ideas of materials to use. Play Dough was mentioned, styrofoam was another consideration, but in the end cookie dough and candies won out.

G2 called his mom to see if she had a roll of cookie dough (we had to get it done Sunday night and so pre-made cookie dough would be a big help). She didn't have a roll of cookie dough but she did have a package of Gingerbread Cookie Mix. He ran home to get it while I pulled sprinkles, regular and mini M&Ms, orange slices, and sliced almonds out of the pantry and some left over frosting out of the refrigerator.

G2 put together some labels using toothpicks, papers printed with the cell part names and tape while I mixed up the cookie dough. Once the cookie was baked and cooled, we went about putting it altogether.

G2 received an A on the project and he told me some of the kids in his class enjoyed taste-testing his plant cell model. Much better than styrofoam or Play Dough, I'd say!

I've also got more cookie baking coming up this week!


  1. Too Cute!!! And congratulations to both of you on the A...

    but you know, on first glance before reading, I thought it was some sort of race track! jus sayin' it would go with the family!

  2. So clever and creative! What a special time bonding with G2. I bet he was very proud showing off his 'plant cell'. But how on earth did he manage getting it to class?

    Your Friend,

  3. Awesome! I'll have to get the boys to model their next science project. Something edible always goes over nicely with boys.

  4. That is the most awesome project I've ever seen!! Good job! I could never taken a project like that to school... it wouldn't have made it there... lol

  5. I think this "cookie" project is amazing! Very original! Glad he made an A!


  6. Can you post a picture of the bull-nose edge? Don't think I would know it if I saw it.
    Thanks. Jane

  7. Oh My Gosh Sweetie...
    Now that is so darn cute. You are so creative, and the nicest thing of all. When you are through with the showing of the project, everyone could have some to eat. Yummy. You did an awesome job.

    Isn't it wonderful being a Granny? I love it.

    Oh and I love your new hat in the photo. You look so durn cute. It is you sweet friend.

    Hope you are doing well. I think of you often. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  8. Clever idea! It could be the only way I would ever learn science.

  9. What a great idea! An edible project for the kids to enjoy. I bet it was a BIG hit with all of the kids. Gerry

  10. It pays to have a clever grandmother help out on a science project.

  11. Congratulations to the both of you on the A!
    Very creative and tasty, too.
    Did you know that Santa is flying across your blog??!! LOL

  12. That is awesome. You are such a wonderful granny.