*Update: Trina was the first one to get all of the cookie guesses right! Congrats, Trina. You can see all the cookie artists identified here.*

Yesterday, we had our annual cookie-decorating fest around the dining room table.

We made a large mess.

We might not get around to tons of Christmas traditions, but we DO faithfully decorate cookies together.

*Zoe, the clown*

No one in my family likes to decorate cookies in a very normal way, which makes our decorating sessions very entertaining.

Our cookies almost all have faces, which isn’t exactly traditional, but it IS tradition in our family.

This is what happens when you live with creative people. Left to myself, I’d probably still be decorating faceless cookies every year!

The guy in the white beaded jumpsuit there is Elvis Presley, by the way.

And Lisey’s friend made this super cute Totoro cookie by using a bell and broken-off penguin flippers.

Here’s the sugar cookie + frosting recipe that we always use. I buy the eyeball decorations from craft stores and I always pull up a 40% or 50% off coupon on my phone.

This year, Michael’s was out of the regular eyeballs so I had to buy a bigger pack, which included the small eyeballs we usually use, plus large eyeballs, tears, lips, mustaches and more.

But everyone had fun using the new decorating options, so it all worked out. And the set was only $5 after my 50% off coupon.

(I tried to find a link to the set I bought but I can’t manage to find it anywhere. It IS at Michael’s though.)

For some years running now, we’ve had a tradition of photographing six cookies and then letting you guys try to guess which one of us decorated which. The first person to get all six right wins a $50 Amazon gift card from me!

(delivered via email, so you’ll have it in plenty of time for Christmas shopping).

Here are our six cookies for 2017.

We have

- a mustached bell
- a star-fish wearing a crop-top glitter sweater and brown fake eyelashes on one eye with black on the other
- a crying penguin
- a marshmallow snowman on a bell background
- a white cat
- a wide-eyed star

To help you out, the six of us are:

Kristen

Mr. FG

Joshua (18)

Lisey (16)

Sonia (13)

Zoe (11)

Leave your guess in the comments with the cookie number first and your cookie artist guess second.

Like:

- Kristen
- Mr. FG

and so on. That makes it simpler for me to figure out who’s got them all right.

Michelle says

1 Kristen

2 Zoe

3 Mr FG

4 Joshua

5 Sonia

6 lisey

Stacet W says

This is always so fun!

1 Kristen

2 Sonia

3 Zoe

4Joshua

5 Lisey

6 Mr. FG

Coby says

I’ve never gotten this right, but here goes:

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

Suz says

1. Zoe

2. Mr. FG

3. Joshua

4. Kristin

5. Sonia

6. Lisey

Love this tradition; thanks for including us : )

Anne says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Kristen

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

Kaye Van Straten says

1 Mr. FG

2 Sonia

3 Lisey

4 Kristen

5 Joshua

6 Zoe

Kristen says

I take this contest very seriously…

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Lisey

4. Joshua

5. Sonia

6. Mr. FG

Mrs. Picky Pincher says

I’m always so bad at this so I’m not even gonna try lol! But oh-eh-gee, I adore that Totoro cookie!!!

Jamie G. says

1. Mr. FG

2. Zoe

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Kristen

6. Lisey

Sara Schlageter says

1- Kristen

2- Lisey

3- Joshua

4- Sonia

5- Zoe

6- Mr FG

Gretchen says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5.Zoe

6. Mr. FG

Brooke says

1. Mr. FG

2. Zoe

3. Kristen

4. Lisey

5. Joshua

6. Sonia

Cathy W says

1 Kristen

2 Joshua

3 Mr. FG

4 Zoe

5 Sonia

6 Lisey

Eliane says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Mr FG

5. Kristen

6. Lisey

Alison says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Lisey

4. Joshua

5. Kristen

6. Zoe

Love your creations.

Bethel says

1. Lisey

2. Kristen

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Mr. FG

6. Zoe

Jody S. says

1. Sonia

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Mr. FG

6. Kristen

Erin says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Kristen

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

Erica says

1. Sonia

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Kristen

6. Mr. FG

William says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

Jen says

1. Zoe 2. Mr. FG 3. Joshua 4. Lisey 5. Kristen 6. Sonia

Sherri says

1. Mr FG

2. Zoe

3. Lisey

4. Joshua

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

So much fun…. Merry Christmas!

Celeste says

1 Mr FG

2 Lisey

3 Kristen

4 Joshua

5 Sonia

6 Zoe

Amanda says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Lisey

5. Joshua

6. Zoe

Kristen says

You were SO CLOSE!

If no one else gets it exactly right by tomorrow morning, you’ll win because you are the first to get super duper close.

Wendy says

1. Joshua

2. Zoe

3. Sonia

4. Lisey

5. Kristin

6. Mr. FG

Molly says

1. Joshua

2. Mr. FG

3. Lisey

4. Zoe

5. Kristen

6. Sonia

stacy says

1 Mr. FG

2 Zoe

3 Joshua

4 Sonia

5 Lisey

6 Kristen

Adrienne says

1 Kristen

2 Zoe

3 Joshua

4 Mr. FG

5 Lisey

6 Sonia

Carmen says

1. Lisey

2. Zoe

3. Sonia

4. Mr. FG

5. Joshua

6. Kristen

Moriah says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Lisey

4. Kristen

5. Zoe

6. Joshua

Cindy says

Love this tradition! My guesses are:

1 – Joshua

2 – Lisey

3 – Sonia

4 – Mr FG

5 – Zoe

6 – Kristen

GirlFriday says

1. Sonia

2. Mr. FG

3. Kristen

4. Zoe

5. Joshua

6. Lisey

Jamie says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Mr. FG

Reese says

Joshua

Zoe

Sonia

Mr FG

Lisey

Kristen

Whew Those were fun!

Krisine says

1. Zoe

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5.Lisey

6. Kristen

Nora says

1. Joshua

2. Kristen

3. Zoe

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Mr. FG

Megan says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5. Sonia

6. Zpe

Priscilla says

1- Lisey

2- Sonia

3- Joshua

4- Kristen

5- Zoe

6- Mr FG

Battra92 says

No guesses but it looks like fun was had by all. We got our little one to try to roll cookies in cinnamon sugar which went about as well as you’d expect for a 2 year ols. Still, it was nice when she was having fun.

TAMSYN S ANGELINI says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Mr. FG

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Sonia

I really love the creative decorating!

Jessy says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

Angela says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5. Lisey

6. Zoe

Jenelle says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Kristen

4. Mr. FG

5. Lisey

6. Zoe

Erika says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Mr. FG

Jane Flaherty says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Kristen

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

Patti says

1. Joshua

2. Zoe

3. Kristen

4. Mr FG

5. Sonia

6. Lisey

Sue Olson says

1. Zoe

2. Joshua

3. SoNia

4. Mr fg

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

gina jagim says

Kristen, what a beautiful family you have. You are very blessed.

Candice says

1. Mr FG

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Lisey

5. Joshua

6. Kristen

Michelle says

1. Mr. FG

2. Kristen

3. Lindsey

4. Zoe

5. Sonia

6. Joshua

Christina says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

Michelle says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Lisey

4. Josh

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

Ashley says

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Sonia

5. Lisey

6. Mr. FG

Olivia Hann says

1. Joshua

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Mr. FG

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

JD says

I never come close at this, but here goes:

1. Zoe

2. Lisey

3. Mr. FG

4. Josh

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

Totally random. I figure I’ll get as close being random as I do being serious

Mary says

1. Lisey

2. Joshua

3. Zoe

4. Sonia

5. Kristen

6. Mr. FG

Mary says

I think every year I get 0/6, haha! Such a fun game

Valerie Korstanje says

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5. Lisey

6. Sonia

Amanda says

1. Zoe

2. Mr. FG

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Mrs. FG

Kristin R says

1. Mr FG

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

This is so fun!

Allison Andrews says

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Mr. FG

4. Sonia

5. Lisey

6. Joshua

Alyson says

1. Mr. FG

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

Linda says

I agree with JD. For years I have evaluated skill levels, personal interests, etc. trying to come to an educated evaluation of the cookie designs, all to no avail. So random guesses it is:

1. Joshua

2. Zoe

3. Kristen

4. Mr. FG

5. Sonia

6. Lisey

Leigh Meyer says

1. Lisey

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Kristen

5. Zoe

6. Mr FG

Ruth says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Kristen

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Sonia

Clare says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Mr. FG

I love this tradition!

Ashlyn says

1. Kristen

2. Lisey

3. Joshua

4. Sonia

5. Mr. FG

6. Zoe

Bobi says

1. Mr. FG

2. Joshua

3. Lisey

4. Zoe

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

This is such a cool tradition. Ever since I found your blog, I look forward to the eye cookies all year.

Tammy says

1. Zoe

2. Lisey

3. Mr. FG

4. Joshua

5. Kristen

6. Sonia

Em says

1. Kristen

2. Joshua

3. Lisey

4. Zoe

5. Sonia

6. Mr. FG

Leah says

1.FG

2. Zoe

3.Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Mr. FG

Heather V says

1. Lisey

2. Kristen

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Mr. FG

6. Sonia

Kashi Davis says

Adorable as always!

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4.FG

5.Zoe

6.Joshua

jill says

1. Kristen

2.Sonia

3.Lisey

4.Joshua

5.Mr. FG

6.Zoe

Amber says

1. Kristin

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Lisey

5. Mr. FG

6. Joshua

Rebekah says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Kristen

4. Joshua

5. Sonia

6. Zoe

So fun!

Alyse says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Kristen

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

Teri says

1 Mr FG

2 Sonia

3 Kristen

4 Lisey

5 Joshua

6 Zoe

Sarah says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Zoe

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

Melissa A. says

1. Mr. FG

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Lisey

6.Kristen

April says

1. Sonia

2. Zoe

3.Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Kristen

6. Mr FG

Debbie Herrell says

1, Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Mr. FG

5. Kristen

6. Lisey

Linda says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Sonia

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

Jessica says

1. Zoe

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Kristen

5. Lisey

6. Mr FG

anastasia says

1. Zoe 2. Mr FG 3.Kristen 4. Joshua 5. Sonia 6. Lisey

Brittany says

1. Mr FG

2. Zoe

3. Josh

4. Sonia

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

Rose says

1.Joshua

2.ZO

3.Kristen

4.Mr FG

5.Sonia

6.Lisey

Alysia says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr. F

4. Joshua

5. Lisey

6. Zoey

Becca says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Joshua

5. Lisey

6. Mr. FG

ChristiG says

1. Joshua

2. Mr. FG

3. Kristen

4. Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Sonia

Sarah Paulsen says

1. Joshua

2. Lisey

3. Kristen

4. Mr. FG

5. Zoe

6. Sonia

Haleigh says

1 Joshua

2 Zoe

3 Kristen

4 lisey

5 Sonia

6 mr fg

lisa says

1- Kristen

2-Lisey

3-Sonia

4-Zoe

5-Mr FG

6-Joshua

meg says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Josh

4 .Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Mr. FG

Looks like fun!!

Diane G says

1. Mr FG

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

sj says

1.Kristen

2.Lisey

3.Sonia

4.Mr.FG

5.Joshua

6.Zoe

Brandette Winblad says

1-Kristen

2-Mr FG

3-Sonia

4-Lisey

5-Zoe

6-Joshua

Tracy Tidwell says

1. Mr FG

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

Jennifer says

1. Mr Fg

2. Zoe

3. Lisey

4. Kristen

5. Joshua

6. Sonia

Ashley Whitt says

I am never any good at this, so I’m going with my second-guesses this year, ha

1. Mr FG

2. Lisey

3. Zonia

4. Joshua

5. Kristen

6. Zoe

Ashley Whitt says

Oops!

*Sonia

jennifer says

I never get this right but I am trying again.

1.mr. fg

2.sonia

3.zoe

4.joshua

5.lisey

6.kristen

Debbie says

1. Mr. FG

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Sonia

5. Lisey

6. Kristen

Lindsay says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Zoe

4. Lisey

5. Joshua

6. Mr. FG

Trina Selvidge says

1 Kristen 2 Sonia 3 mr FG 4 Lisey 5 Zoe 6 Joshua

Lisa Peters says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Joshua

5. Lisey

6. Zoe

Heather George says

1. Lisey

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Kristen

5. Joshua

6. Zoe

Bill says

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Mr. FG

4. Lisey

5. Joshua

6. Sonia

dawn says

I love that you do this as a family!

1. Kristen

2. Joshua

3. Mr. FG

4. Lisey

5. Sonia

6. Zoe

Laura says

1. Kristen (always with eyebrows)

2. Sonia (always with the eyelashes!)

3. Lisey

4. Mr. FG

5. Joshua

6. Zoe

Love this every year!

Kristen says

Haha, you were right about the first two!

Stacy says

1 . Mr. FG

2. Kristen

3. Lisey

4. Joshua

5. Sonia

6. Zoe

Jenny says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr FG

4. Joshua

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

I miss doing this almost more than anything!

Rhonda says

1. Mr. FG

2. Lisey

3. Joshua

4. Zoe

5. Sonia

6. Kristen

krista says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr

4. Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Joshua

Gindy Horn says

Thanks for posting! It looks like a lot of fun! Here are my guesses:

#1. Joshua

#2. Lisey

#3. Kristen

#4. Sonia

#5. Zoe

#6. Mr. FG

Karen. says

1. Kristen

2. Sonia

3. Mr. FG

4. Lisey

5. Zoe

6. Joshua

Linda says

1. Joshua

2. Sonia

3. Kristen

4. Mr. FG

5. Zoe

6. Lisey

Savannah says

One of MY Christmas traditions is to patiently wait for the cookie guessing game! I’ve been reading for over 7 years now!

1. Kristen

2. Zoe

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5.Sonia

6.Lisey

Julie says

1. Lisey

2. Sonia

3. Joshua

4. Mr. FG

5. Zoe

6. Kristen

Debra Beeuwsaert says

1 – Joshua

2 – Mr FG

3 – Zoe

4 – Lisey

5 – Kristen

6 – Sonia

Jem Horwood says

Fabulous cookies!! We found some eyeball and other doodads packs at the dollar store so it will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with this year. Thanks for a great idea!