"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Africa Cookie Cutter

I have so much that I could write about today...namely, all of the changes going on with the travel requirements involved with Ethiopian adoption. But, I don't feel like getting into it right now. I have a wonderful sense of calm about the changes. I am hopeful that it will be a blessing in the long run...so, instead of writing about that, I thought I would write about something that I just love! Cookies!

I thought it would be fun to have a cookie cutter shaped like Africa. I wanted to use it to make cookies for my gold party and, just for fun, while we wait for our little one to come home. I also thought we might want to make cookies every year to celebrate "gotcha day!"

I ended up finding a copper cookie cutter online at Coppergifts.com - you can find it here.

My awesome friend Julie helped me make a ton of Africa cookies for my gold party fundraiser!

They turned out so cute! I thought is would be fun to wrap some up for my friends to take home to their kids. Of course, I put a heart on the cookies to represent where Ethiopia is. What a fun (and delicious) social studies lesson for the kiddos!

Yesterday we had something wonderful to celebrate, so I decided to use the cookie cutter to embellish our "celebration cake." I just used mini chocolate chips to decorate the top of the cake.


  1. You're soo creative--I'm glad YOU have found something to ease your mind. :0) I am feeling okay too, but since we haven't made any permanent decisions about age yet, it makes me feel like I should keep the changes in mind and maybe suggest a younger age? Anyway.....love your cookies! I may have to check out the cutter for my African party! :0)

  2. I think I need one of these so thanks! My friend has one that I always have to borrow.

  3. Those cookies are spectacular!! I may totally have to steal this idea :)

  4. Oh my goodness those are AWESOME!!!! I want one!! And congratulations on your referral!!!! YEAH GOD!

  5. Too fun! I found your blog today when I was searching for an Africa cookie cutter myself! I'm starting the process to adopt from the Congo. Good luck with everything!

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