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Say "I'm Thinking of You" with Cookies

Published November 05, 2012        by Sarah

Cookies are wonderfully versatile treats that are perfect for any occasion.  But they’re also perfect for no occasion!  Whenever you need to say, “I’m thinking about you,” or “Just because I love you,” let fresh, delicious cookies say it for you.

Hola! Bonjour!

Do you have a friend you haven’t called in a while? A sibling at college or out of state that you miss?  Just say “Hi,” with thinking of you cookies.  Make a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough (here is a good recipe to start with). If you are just making drop cookies, simply pop them in the oven. If you want to cut the cookies and retain their shape, chill the dough both before and after cutting to prevent spreading and keep a nice crisp shape.

Bake and let cookies cool completely.  Flood each one with white royal icing. To do this, simply water down your icing to the consistency of a liquid and use a spoon or tilt the cookie gently to spread it out over the surface. Let this dry, preferably overnight. Next, use thicker royal icing (just add more confectioner’s sugar) and a decorating bag – or edible markers – to write “Hello” and some translations onto the cookies.  Try:

  • Hola.
  • Bonjour.
  • Hallo.
  • Gutan Tag.
  • Aloha.
  • Ciao.
  • Konnichi wa.

Let the lettering cool, wrap, and send to the lucky recipient.  You can vary this by using terms for “I love you” or any message you like – as long as it will fit on a cookie!

Triple Word Score

Scrabble is not only a fun game, it’s a great way to say “I miss you,” or “I love you.”  Making Scrabble cookies is easy and requires many of the same steps as the cookies made above.  All you have to do is take that trusty sugar cookie recipe and chill.  When you’re ready, roll the dough into a rectangle and then cut squares. Try to make them as even as possible. Chill for at least a half hour, and bake. Flood with royal icing and let them dry completely. So far, it’s easy as pie. Or easy as decorated cookies.

The next day, mix black coloring into royal icing and pipe it onto the cookies with a decorating bag and fine tip. If you have an edible marker, this is a much easier way to do your letters. Pipe or write the letters for your message, whether “I love you,” “I miss you,” or “Good luck on your finals and get some sleep.”  Consult your Scrabble game and write down the number of points for each letter.

Next arrange the cookies on a sturdy plate, cover with plastic wrap, and give to your lucky recipient.

For the Health Nut?

Don’t worry; even the health-conscience on your gift list can have cookies. Try this fun, unique, and weird recipe from WhatRunsLori.com.

Avocado Coconut Cowboy Cookies

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 ripe avocado (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips.

To make:

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, add in the remaining ingredients, mashing the banana and avocado with a fork.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. Make sure to get rid of any coconut flour clumps.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the dough and form a ball.
  • Put on baking sheet.
  • If you do not want your cookies a bit “doughy” inside, flatten slightly with a fork before baking. Otherwise, leave as is.
  • Bake for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely and package these babies up.

You can find the right cookie for anyone.  Next time you just want to let someone know you’re thinking about him/her, say it with cookies.