The second installment of The Hunger Games hit theaters this weekend, and Catching Fire was nothing short of spectacular. Baker Vicky of Stasty came up with a wonderful mockingjay cookie design that really captures the spirit of the movie. I don’t want to give away spoilers but let’ just say the spark of hope Katniss Everdeen gives Panem in the first movie turns into a fire. Vicky used bourbon biscuits, flames made from sugar, and chocolate to create these beauties. They’d fit right in at a fancy party in the Capitol.
Get the full recipe and instructions over at Stasty!
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Who can resist a tasty Jammie Dodger? Not the Doctor! The cookie filled with fruity jam is one of his most favorite snacks. Sure, you can buy them, but you can also make them with just a little effort. justJENN shows an easy way to make the popular snack and to add a Doctor Who touch with cookie stamps. Don’t forget to be like the 11th Doctor and brandish them like they’re self-destruct buttons.
Get the recipe and more details over at justJENN’s blog! After that, make sure to check out our feature on how to throw the perfect Doctor Who theme party.
Forget reindeer and Santa Claus cookies. This year you can make Minecraft cookies! The set includes five cookie cutters in the shapes of a pickaxe, sword, cookie, Creeper, and a player. They all fit snugly in a foam insert in the matching tin. You could also use the tin to carry the cookies with you if you’re planning to share.
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The holiday baking season is just around the corner, which also means those really ugly Christmas sweaters are about to make a return appearance. Now you can make your very own versions of the dreaded sweaters as tasty cookies. This kit has a cookie cutter and all the sprinkles and candies you need to make a dozen ugly but delicious sweaters.
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Daryl’s necklace of ears doesn’t have to be disgusting – it can be made from cookies! SemiSweet Designs has come up with a way to fashion the ears from a skull-shaped cookie cutter. She builds up the layers of frosting carefully to get the full ear appearance, and the texture is added with Petal dust. The blood splatters are airbrushed on and the result is a gruesome looking but delicious treat. Get the full tutorial on The Walking Dead cookies at her blog.
(via Geek Crafts)
These Stay-Puft marshmallow men are a tiny bit smaller than the more than 100-foot-tall marshmallow bad guy at the end of Ghostbusters, but at least they won’t try to crush you to death. In fact, you can eat them in pretty much one bite. Also, try not to think about these when confronting Gozer.
Check out the recipe on Nerd by Night.
Have you ever ripped open a pack of Oreos and devoured a row of them in no time? According to a study performed at Connecticut College, a group of rats showed addictive habits towards the popular cookie. They seemed to like the cookies as much as injections of cocaine or morphine.
The experiment involved a maze where one side had rice cakes and the other had Oreos. When rats got to choose where they wanted to go, they picked Oreos (and ate the creamy middle first of course). Duh. For the drug comparison, one side of the maze held saline injections and the other side offered cocaine and morphine injections. The rats chose the latter. When allowed to wander freely, the rats would congregate on the Oreo side for about the same amount of time as they would on the drug side.
“These findings suggest that high fat/sugar foods and drugs of abuse trigger brain addictive processes to the same degree and lend support to the hypothesis that maladaptive eating behaviors contributing to obesity can be compared to drug addiction,” Schroeder’s team writes in a statement describing the study, to be presented at the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego next month.
Keep in mind that correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation. You can still eat Oreos if you like them, just be mindful of the number of them you eat (which applies whether they are addictive or not).
(Today via Consumerist)
Cookies don’t have to look beautiful for me to eat them, but it doesn’t hurt. These Sailor Moon crisis brooch treats were made with a stained glass technique so that the jeweled parts look authentic. However, you can eat these jewels and they’ll taste like delicious candy. Get details on how to do the stained glass technique, as well as the recipe, at An Inadequate Tumble.
Hogwarts acceptance letter cookies by Sugar Bean Bakers. I would be excited about bills if they came in the mail this way.