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Cookie, in baby sign language, looks like you are using a cookie cutter to cut out a cookie from a sheet of dough. To make the sign, take your non-dominant hand and lay it out flat with palm facing up in front of your body. Bend your fingers on your dominant hand into an open circle, then place your finger tips on your non-dominant hand and twist them back and forth, as if indicating the shape of your imaginary cookie.

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If your baby enjoys the occasional cookie as a treat, then teach them the sign. With highly motivating signs like cookie, children learn fast!

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Flash Card

Cookie can be a dangerous sign to teach based on real-life cookies, because cookie consumption will dramatically escalate (for both parent and child). So instead, you can use the flash card, but beware! You and your baby will get the munchies!

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2 Responses to “Cookie”

  1. Clark

    First, I appreciate your site! Can you explain cookie vs cake in asl they look the same please?
    Thank you

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    • Baby Sign Language Administrator

      Hi Clark, Great question! The main difference between “cookie” and “cake” is in the motion of the dominant hand: If you re-watch the videos, you’ll see that with “cookie”, you basically pivot your curved 5 hand facing down on your open palm, and the pivot goes up and down only a short distance from the base (palm). However, with cake, you don’t pivot your dominant hand as you bring it up a greater distance from the palm of your non-dominant hand. Of course, the sign for “cake” should reflect the actual size (i.e., “height”) of the cake you’re referring to. Just to practice seeing the differences among the signs of these sweet treats, here’s the page for “ cupcake ” as well. Have fun learning!

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