May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Cookie Swap

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May the 4th Cookie Swap

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . the Women of Star Wars held a Cookie Swap . . . Each stellar character brought her favorite cookie to the swap . . . behold, the selections:

Leia Organa – Beloved heroine of the first Star Wars movie. Quite assertive, a little sassy, but with a warm heart underneath the frosty surface. Brings Chai Spice Sugar Cookies.

Padme Amidala – A leader in her own right as a serving Senator, she is destined to be mother to twins, a boy and a girl, who are strong in the Force. Brings gingerbread people, painstakingly decorated with elaborate headdresses and robes, and is careful to have an equal amount of boy and girl cookies.

Rey – Scavenger heroine who resourcefully makes something out of discarded leftovers, helps to reawaken the Force. Brings Puppy Chow, after going through the pantry and throwing together all the bits and pieces she can find.

Maz Kanata – Wise and ancient watering-hole proprietor, she gets to the point. “Eh – a COOKIE SWAP!? Who has time for that?!” Brings a few dishes of leftover cocktail peanuts from her dive.

Captain Phasma – She always has to be in charge, and is always overdressed. Brings Petit Fours with Silver Dragees.

Rose Tico – A new character in The Last Jedi, Rose serves in support to the starfighters and has the wrong idea that she is not important. Brings No-Bake cookies.

Mon Mothma – She was the Senator who helped start a rebellion, and has made her mark by becoming the political leader of the Rebel Alliance. Brings Jam Thumbprints.

Jyn Erso – The Rogue One heroine overcomes her criminal past to aid the Rebel Alliance in successfully getting the plans for the Death Star, ultimately leading to its destruction. Brings Black & Whites.

Shmi Skywalker Lars – Anakin’s mother, who lived as a slave and loved him enough to let him go, a decision that changed the galaxy forever. Brings Sand Tarts.

Aunt Beru – Luke Skywalker’s aunt, who with Uncle Owen, raised Luke on their moisture farm on the planet Tatooine. Brings Peanut Blossoms, inspired by the two moons of Tatooine.

Do you participate in cookie swaps? What would your Star Wars cookie persona be?

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Kelly was born near Alva, and grew up in Enid and then near Miami, Oklahoma. She met her handsome husband Charles while they were both students at OSU in Stillwater. They were married in 1992 and have two daughters, ages 15 and 20. Kelly has been a happy stay-at-home- mom for nearly two decades, and has more hobbies than is probably healthy for one to have. When she is not outside tending to her flowers and shrubs, she may be making jewelry, sewing, painting, baking, or working on her blog. Volunteering for her children's schools and arts programs has been a pivotal experience for Kelly. Proud to be a Drama Mama and a Choir Booster, she has worked hard to support the fine arts in education because she has seen the positive impact these activities have on student lives. Kelly is very happy to be putting her BA in English to good use, by helping to teach ACT Test prep workshops, writing a fictionalized family memoir, and with OKCMomsBlog, making a contribution from the perspective of a mom to older kids.

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