Friday, December 23, 2011

A Tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas...in cookies.

Kids these days have it so easy...back in the olden days, if you missed a Christmas special (that aired ONCE all season), you had to wait until the next year to see it.

I vividly remember the year my mom took us to confession (CONFESSION!!!) and when we got home, I realized we had missed The Grinch.  I was in my early teens and, I hate to admit, I needed to go right back to confession after that realization.  I probably did not honor my mom in that moment.

ANYWAY...A Charlie Brown Christmas was one we watched EVERY year.  And, as I get older, the more I appreciate it.  How can you not love a TV special that combines jazz music, religion, and a sad little tree.

I always love Lucy:
{Notice how I put Lucy next to Schroeder? She would like that. }

Lucy Van Pelt: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.
Charlie Brown: What is it you want?
Lucy Van Pelt: Real estate. 



But, for us girls with curls, there was Frieda.  Remember Frieda?

Lucy Van Pelt: You're the innkeeper's wife.
Frieda: Do innkeeper's wives have naturally curly hair?  


 I'll let you in on a little secret...there was an incident with Sally's cookie...
...I *knew* I flooded it just a bit too much, but it looked like it would be ok.   Thirty minutes later, it had run off the side.  Mr. E thinks it looks a little Salvador Dali-esque.  

PS...if you love Charlie Brown & the Peanuts, you must click over to Kristan's Peanuts Thanksgiving cupcakes...they are so cute! 

Who is your favorite Peanuts character? Or what is your favorite moment from A Charlie Brown Christmas?

{psst...Merry Christmas!!!}

65 comments:

  1. These are super cute! I expected character cookies and found this awesome take on it!

    Merry Christmas Bridget! Hope you and your family have an awesome holidays!

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  2. SO CUTE! ps....Charlie Brown Christmas if my absolute favorite Christmas show/movie/special/etc ever.

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  3. LOL. So great! I'm especially fond of Snoopy! Completely LOVE the creative element of surprise with these cookies.

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  4. So freakin' cute! You continue to entertain and amaze me with your gifts and talents!! XO Happy holidays to you, my friend!

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  5. these are the greatest! we're big charlie brown/peanuts fans at my house, so i might "borrow" this idea and make a gluten free version. love love love it!!!

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  6. Oh, I LOVE these! So creative!

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  7. Adorable! A favorite of mine growing up too. I memorized the Bible Christmas story from Charlie Brown.

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  8. These are SO adorable Bridget!! You had me laughing out loud reading this too! :)

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  9. very cute....snoopy's my favorite. even had a snoopy pencil box ! merry christmas !

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  10. OMG these are adorable - even the "dali-esque" one :) Lucy was my favourite though Snoopy is a close second. Merry Christmas Bridget XOX

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  11. So adorable and perfectly executed, Bridget! My sister is a huge Charlie Brown Christmas fan, an at 47 she still watches it every year with glee. I should give these a go for her! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! xo

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  12. These are awesome! So creative! Thanks for sharing Sally's incident. Makes me feel better about all of my incidents...

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  13. Merry Christmas Bridget, oh ye of the naturally curly hair. =) Lovely cookies, and the Sally cookie is just begging for me to take a chomp out of it.

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  14. Love these!!! I must make these! Thanks for sharing : )

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  15. Love these!!! I must make these! Thanks for sharing : )

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  16. Bridget, I LOVE these cookies! That's my favorite Christmas special. These are just brilliant.

    PS - I am so glad I'm not the only one who over-floods cookies and has the icing spill over the side. :)

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  17. Adorably creative take on Charlie Brown and his friends. Love how your mind works.

    Sally's cookie just rec'd a little more decorating love than everyone else's...nothing wrong with that.

    Merry Christmas Bridget :)

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  18. I've been in the hospital for most of this month, so I didn't get to send out my usual goodies. I definitely want to make these next year!!

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  19. So so cute! My favorite part of the Charlie Brown Christmas is Sally:

    "All I want...is what's coming to me. All I want is my fair share."

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  20. Love this set, Bridget! I remember that movie... we watched it 100's of times... I love all the characters... Woodstock included. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  21. you are a creative genius! I love these, especially Sally.

    Peanuts specials were always my favorite, I never missed one. I still like to watch them now.

    my favorite is probably Snoopy. I love the way he dances with his nose in the air... so joyful!

    Happy Holidays!

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  22. Adorable! Especially Snoopy!

    Merry Christmas

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  23. My favourite character is Marcie because that's my name too! And I'm also awful at sports!

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  24. Those are too cute! I loved the peanuts and the sad little tree they had.

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  25. SO cute! I like Sally's the best!

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  26. These are just beautiful! I love Charlie Brown. It would be cute to have a little Charlie Brown tree and decorate it with these cookie ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration. And yes, kids today have it easy. Not only can they watch the holiday specials anytime, they can also skip commercials!

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  27. I always like your cookies. ALWAYS! I like Schroeder because he is so philosophical.(Yes I had to look up how to spell that!) I like Lucy because she speaks her mind, but I don't like her yelling at Charlie Brown. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Merry Christmas.

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  28. I LOVE these!!! Snoopy is my favorite, but I may or may not have been compared to Lucy a time or two. ;)

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  29. Oh my goodness! I love this - my daughter lovingly named my son Charlie Brown, so this is so appropriate! We found our right around Christmas last year we were having a boy and after watching one too many Charlie Brown Christmas', she said "I think Charlie Brown is a good name" when we asked what she wanted to name her baby brother - and it stuck! We have all things Charlie Brown now! These cookies will probably be part of his 1st birthday for sure!

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  30. Hi Bridget, I love to make biscuits but when I ice them they go soggy. How do you stop that from happening?

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  31. So genius! Love these. Just posted a link on edible crafts :).

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  32. I need an ornament cookie cutter. There are really endless possibilities!

    I think you need to post a top 10 starter cookie cutter list; just a suggestion. :) I know that I would find it very useful. :)

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  33. They're ALL beautiful. And so, so good.

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  34. so cool to see those in the mail!!! they are amazing.

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  35. Charlie Brown Christmas just warms the cockles of my heart. Reminds me of my family growing up and my wonderful childhood. Your cookies are beautiful :)

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  36. I have loved Peanuts since I was about ten. I used to draw pictures of them and buy Peanuts books, among other things. Snoopy was (is) my favorite! My favorite part of A Charlie Brown Christmas is when Linus is on stage telling the Christmas story from the bible.
    These cookies are amazingly clever and oh, so cute!

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  37. I <3 these cookies! My husband and I watch the special every year and we even have a beagle because my husband loves Peanuts so much. Snoopy is my favorite character and my favorite part is when they give the sad little tree a little love and it becomes beautiful. Merry Christmas!!

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  38. Great cookies! My favorite part is when Linus explains the true meaning of Christmas! I feel like I might be related to Pig Pen, though, as I am usually disheveled and messy :D

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  39. Awww, I love these! And I love even more that instead of having complex faces to try to mimic, these are a bit simpler for us new-to-cookie-decorating (or old to it, but still kinda sucky, hehe). Because they're ornaments, they're more traditional, too, but I immediately "recognized" the color theme/people. Love it.

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  40. I love Charlie Brown series! and your cookies are so cute!
    Happy Holidays Bridget!

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  41. So so so cute, Bridget! I especially love the Charlie ornament and as soon as I saw it got the biggest smile on my face ever! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for a great and inspirational 2011. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you bring us in 2012!

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  42. Good thing you didn't attempt pigpen. Bravo Bridget!

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  43. These. are. excellent! I am in love! What a great interpretation of the characters...thanks for another genius idea. :)

    Happy Christmas, Bridget!

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  44. So sweet. I'm picturing the Charlie Brown tree right now. I love this idea. Thinking of doing something like this for Valentine's Day. Thank you. Merry Everything!

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  45. I love this! Merry Christmas! I'm just laying here waiting for the kids to wake. Come ooooooon! Lol

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  47. Your comment about the "Dali-esque" Sally cookie is hilarious! Love all the cookies! Hope your Christmas was merry and bright!

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  48. love it - Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  49. These are just absolutely adorable! Hope you had an awesome Christmas!

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  50. So darn cute!! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  51. You are so creative! I love these!

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  52. Snoopy is great and Woodstock is the best.

    Those cookies are so cute!!

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  53. Got a little teary eyed seeing these. I used to adore anything Snoopy and would get at least 1 thing on Christmas that was Peanuts Gang related. Thank you for sharing this.

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  54. These look so wonderful. I have a Christmas in July baking roundup today on my blog, and you've been featured as part of it. (Your recipe is not posted, the link directs readers here.) You can visit the post at http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/07/christmas-in-july-baking.html

    Thanks for sharing - yum!!

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  55. Love them. I just purchased your book. I can't wait to bake some of your cookies. Kathy

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