Goodbye Cookies

Baking By lomfise Updated 4 Mar 2010 , 10:10am by lomfise

lomfise Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 12:45pm
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The ministry where I work is being split up icon_cry.gif and I want to make cookies for the colleagues I have to say goodbye to. I'm planning on NFSC with RI, but I have no idea what shape of cookies I should make.
They don't have to be sad, but I would like them to represent good times and fun as well as saying goodbye to someone I really care for.

Does anyone have ideas?

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rhondab Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 2:52pm
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Flowers are always good, maybe some dasies and tulips

bonniebakes Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:35pm
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smiley faces? flowers? pretty designs? something seasonal?

something related to the work the ministry does?

lomfise Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 10:03am
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Thanks for your replies.

I've already considered flowers, but would like to do something different.
It isn't possible to do something related to the work the ministry do, but I like the idea with the smiley faces or the seasonal. There is still snow everywhere here, but a spring theme would be good, I think.

Thanks again.

kansaslaura Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 11:36am
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Could you elaborate on the type of ministry and people you're wanting to honor? It would give us a little more to go on.

Eisskween Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 12:34pm
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What about "Footprint" cookies? Everyone is familiar with the poem "Footprints." Maybe put "God Bless You" on them. Just a thought.

lomfise Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:34pm
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It was The Ministry of Interior and Social Affairs, but now the Interior section is being combined with The Ministry of Health. I'm moving to the new ministry while some very dear colleagues in the HR department are staying in The Ministry of Social Affairs.

This is in Denmark, so I'm afraid no one here knows the "Footprint" poem.

BlackCoffee Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 5:42pm
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I think people confused ministry with something religious. Ministry in the states is more known as a Department.

The footprints thing (more a small essay than a poem) they're referring to has been around a kabillion years.

http://www.llerrah.com/footprints.htm

lomfise Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by BlackCoffee

I think people confused ministry with something religious. Ministry in the states is more known as a Department.

The footprints thing (more a small essay than a poem) they're referring to has been around a kabillion years.

http://www.llerrah.com/footprints.htm




Sorry I didn't know that. icon_redface.gif It is a government Departement I work in. My dictionary says it's called the Department of the Interior in USA and the Home Office in England. Nothing religious about it.

mommyle Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 7:30pm
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Social Affairs, I'm thinking cocktail dresses and high-heeled shoes. What about people?

lomfise Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 8:20pm
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Originally Posted by mommyle

Social Affairs, I'm thinking cocktail dresses and high-heeled shoes. What about people?




I realise Social Affairs can be understood in many ways, but in this case it doesn't mean party and fun. The Department of Social Affairs is the ministry that deals with the conditions of elders, disabled people, children, homeless and addicts; all the most vulnerable people in our society.
So I don't think cocktail dresses and high-heeled choes will be all that appropriate icon_lol.gif

I am sorry for my poor explanation of my work place in my earlier posts, but English is my second language and sometimes I think a word means something, only to realise afterwards that it also means something entirely different, in this case Ministry.

Perhaps I should just stick to flowers and butterflies. icon_biggrin.gif

mommyle Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 9:51pm
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No, it's not just you, it's us too!!!

So, but what about people? Using the gingerbread men and women cookie cutters, you could do them up like men and women.

Kitagrl Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 10:39pm
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Something having to do with hearts? Maybe with "red crosses" (or whatever other "help" symbol your country may have, maybe a hand?) in the center to symbolize helping and loving others, in service?

kansaslaura Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 10:44pm
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Butterflies! That's what comes to mind for me--they represent change, Spring and all things wonderful!

Eisskween Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 10:57pm
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Originally Posted by lomfise

It was The Ministry of Interior and Social Affairs, but now the Interior section is being combined with The Ministry of Health. I'm moving to the new ministry while some very dear colleagues in the HR department are staying in The Ministry of Social Affairs.

This is in Denmark, so I'm afraid no one here knows the "Footprint" poem.




Sorry, when I heard ministry, I immediately thought it was religious. My apologies. icon_redface.gif

Eisskween Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 11:07pm
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Adevag Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 1:18am
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I know you mentioned you don't want flowers but I just want to share this idea anyway. There is a decorator here at CC where I have seen the cutest flower cookies. Decorated like the flower forget-me-not. I'm sure if you search for it you would find it. You could make them with lollipop sticks and have them standing in a little flower pot.

lomfise Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 11:28am
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Thanks for all your ideas, I knew you could help me icon_biggrin.gif

I love the idea with different kinds of people, but also the hearts, though I gave them Valentines cookies a few weeks ago.

At the moment I think I'll go with people and mix in some flowers - the forget-me-not idea is great.

The actual move wont take place for another few weeks, so I have time to decide. And can enjoy spending more time with a bunch of wonderful people for a little while longer. I am going to miss them so much icon_cry.gif

WendyB Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 6:49pm
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How about the people with hearts in their chests?

Lita829 Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by BlackCoffee

I think people confused ministry with something religious. Ministry in the states is more known as a Department.

The footprints thing (more a small essay than a poem) they're referring to has been around a kabillion years.

http://www.llerrah.com/footprints.htm




I love that poem! Sorry I just had to say that.

Back to the cookies....Maybe you could make maybe something to represent a new beginning like a butterfly (I think someone already recommended this) or a rainbow?

windycitybaker Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:07pm
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Originally Posted by WendyB

How about the people with hearts in their chests?



What a cute idea! You could do the heart out of icing, or if you could find a teeny tiny heart cookie cutter, you could put a heart cookie on each person's chest for a 3-D effect.

By the way, I think your English is very good! I wouldn't have known it wasn't your 1st language!!

lomfise Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 10:10am
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By the way, I think your English is very good! I wouldn't have known it wasn't your 1st language!!




Thanks, you're making me blush icon_lol.gif

I too love the idea with the little hearts in the chests, only I think I have some heartshaped sprinkles I can use.

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