Downton Abbey Free Bates Cookies

by Jennifer on January 4, 2013

in Sugar Cookies, TV Themed Desserts

Downton Abbey Free Bates Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Do you know what happens this Sunday? Yes, it is the day after my wedding anniversary, how kind that you remembered! But, that’s not what I meant.

It is…THE RETURN OF DOWNTON ABBEY! I’m kind of excited. Obviously.

Bates-and-Anna

When last we left our star-crossed lovers, Bates the valet was convicted of killing his crazycakes ex, Vera, sending his fresh-from-the-alter wifey, Anna, into hysterics. What will become of our favorite couple? I don’t know, but I’ve decided to do something about it.

These protest signs are the perfect accessory to voice your dissent. Grab a cookie and join the rally! Which sign would you like?

We have the clean, classic “Free Bates”:

This version has a bit of whimsy to it:

Downton Abbey Free Bates Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

We’ve got the classic Bates silhouette here:

Downton Abbey Free Bates Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

And, of course, who couldn’t resist a sketch of our favorite valet?

Downton Abbey Free Bates Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Are you excited for the new season? Which characters have you missed the most? I can’t wait to see Sybil and Branson return to the abbey. Because it won’t be awkward…at all. Oh, and Mr. Carson, how I adore thee. If you’re a lucky Brit who has already seen season 3, please no spoilers for the lowly Americans!

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1 Nicole Burris January 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

I must say, the second I seen these on Lilaloas link up I KNEW you made them! So very clever, super cute, and I totally love this show.

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2 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

Aww, thanks, Nicole! I’m kind of in love with them :) And, counting down the minutes until the premiere on Sunday!!

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3 Nicole burris January 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

I’m so ready for the show i have it scheduled in my phone with 3 different alerts.

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4 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

Haha, nice! That reminds me…I gotta make sure Tivo is scheduled to record it. Now because I won’t watch it live, because I absolutely will, but because I want to watch it over and over again ;)

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5 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

love them– can’t wait for the show :)

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6 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m kinda looking forward to it myself ;)

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7 Mike @ Semi Sweet January 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

OMG!! These are so incredible, Jennifer!! I’m a HUGE Downton Abbey fan and these are so creative. I want time to hurry up and be Sunday already (but slow down after the show so I can still enjoy the weekend.) :)

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8 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Aww, thanks so much, Mike! A power outage yesterday (!!!) made it a smaller set, but I love them and was so happy to get them done :) Can’t wait until Sunday!!

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9 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me January 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Dude, I love you with these cookies!! I’m so stoked for Downton Abbey and these cookies just made my morning :) You’re awesome Jennifer!!

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10 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Thanks so much, Michelle! They almost didn’t happen due to an unforeseen power outage yesterday!! (with a perfectly clear sky too!) But, I just had to stay up and get them done :) The premiere can’t come soon enough for me!!

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11 Rocío January 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I LOVE these cookies almost as much as I love Downton Abbey ;) Pst: I’ve seen the whole third season and… WOW!

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12 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Ahhhhh – can’t wait!! :)

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13 Lora January 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

I love these. Fantastic! And yes, I can’t wait for Season 3 to start.

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14 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Thank you, Lora! :)

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15 Paula January 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

We are probably the only people on the planet who have yet to start watching this series. It’s on our list to do this year. I’m sure I’ll be hooked on it like everyone else. I hear Shirley MacLaine has joined the staff and her with Maggie Smith must be wonderful to see.
Your cookies are awesome!

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16 Jennifer January 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

My husband and I were late to the series too, we caught up on Netflix/Amazon. It is so worth it, Paula! :) The acting is superb and everything is so gorgeous :)

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17 Lene January 5, 2013 at 7:17 am

ABSOLUTELY adore these cookies!!! I love Bates!

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18 Jennifer January 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Thanks so much, Lene!! :)

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19 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious January 6, 2013 at 3:18 am

I’ll be honest – I don’t watch Downton Abbey but these cookies are so stinking cute!

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20 Jennifer January 6, 2013 at 8:53 am

Oh, it is SO good, Chung-Ah! I didn’t understand the hype – I mean, historical dramas aren’t usually my thing :) But, I feel in love with it and my husband and I had to catch up on Netflix/Amazon on Demand.

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21 Lauren @ The Thinking Closet January 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

These cookies are awesome on so many levels. I am head-over-heels for Downton Abbey fan and desperately hope that Bates and Anna will be reunited this season. Also really excited about Mary and Matthew’s developments – - and Carson, dear Carson. You almost start to feel like you know these people!

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22 Jennifer January 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

You’re totally right on that one! I’ve missed them so much this past year :) So glad you like the cookies, Lauren!

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23 Kristina (paddle attachment) January 7, 2013 at 1:28 am

Love these, Jennifer! Especially the silhouette sign! I’m a big fan of DA too. I just watched the first episode of Season 3 and I’m still in love. Although I have to say I tire a bit of Mr. Bates’ saga. I’d mostly wave a sign for Anna.

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24 Jennifer January 7, 2013 at 8:37 am

Haha – I watched the premiere too and the pace of the Bates story is a little slow to me, while other parts of the story are zooming by! (trying to say this without spoilers, of course!). There was quite a bit of witty one-liners too, which I enjoyed greatly! :)

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25 Sue {munchkin munchies} January 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I thought I was the only one who had never watched Downton Abbey, but now I see I am in good company with Paula:) I guess I had better watch it to see what all the excitement is about! In any event, your cookies are fabulous!

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26 Jennifer January 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Oh, it is wonderful, Sue! Even my husband likes it, which he might not admit to his guy friends ;)

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27 Maria January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I love these cookies!!!! How cute lol!!!! I’m a huge Downton Abbey fan, and this is such a fun idea!!!! Love it! :o )

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28 Jennifer January 8, 2013 at 8:28 am

Thanks so much, Maria! :)

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29 Shel @ Sweet Petite January 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi,

These are fab! I don’t watch the show (which is shameful as I’m British!) but I can appreciate some great cookies! And I know the new season feeling, I get totally over-excited over the return of my favourite shows! :)

shel

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30 Jennifer January 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thank you, Shel! I’m so glad you like them :)

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31 Memoria January 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

In England, all of Season 3 and the Christmas special have been shown already. I guess I won’t tell you what happened haha. Enjoy!

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32 Jennifer January 10, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Haha, yes, no spoilers, please!! ;) I’m excited to see what happens!

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33 Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} January 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

These are spectacular! You’ve got crazy talent girl! Are you in the UK then or a fan of Downton Abbey? I’m a Brit myself. :)

Also, thanks for linking up on Sugar & Slice Sunday link party. You’ve been featured! Hope to see you sharing at the new party. :)

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34 Penny Wolf January 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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Check out this site too! I mentioned your cookies which I love these

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35 Jennifer January 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

What a cool site! Thanks for sharing! :)

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36 Asmita August 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

You are so creative! Lovely idea and cookies!

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37 Jennifer August 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Thank you!

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38 Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures January 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

This are so cute! I’m so excited for the new season!

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39 Jennifer January 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Me too, Laura! :)

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40 Kelly Stephens January 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Okay maybe I totally missed it, but is there a tutorial somewhere to do the lettering? It’s amazing!

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41 Jennifer January 11, 2014 at 1:39 am

Hi Kelly! I cheated and used a KopyKake for the lettering – sorry! I definitely struggle with lettering on cookies and I think the key is the right consistency and PME tips!

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42 Kelly Stephens January 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Oh my goodness I did not know such an amazing machine existed! No apology needed, I am going to have to get me one of those! genius. hope you and the little one are well!

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43 Jennifer January 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

Oh yeah, it is awesome! :)

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