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Cookies - The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion

CB2 BKT SPR FLOWER CUTOT1 150x150 Cookies   The Perfect Gift For Any OccasionWhat do you get for the one who has everything?  How do you congratulate someone on a promotion or new baby?  What’s the best way to express condolences or other feelings that are hard to speak with words?  How do you say “Thanks for being a friend,” or “I’m sorry,” or anything else?  The answer: cookies. They are the perfect gift for any occasion, even giving thinking of you cookies when there is no special occasion is a great idea. Why are cookies so great?  They are versatile: you can bake hundreds of varieties or make up your own. You can decorate them or leave them plain. You can drop them or cut them.  You can make bouquets or put them on a plate and try to resist them until they cool down.  There are cookies for low-fat diets, organic diets, vegan diets, and chocolate-is-good-occasionally Read more

Affordable Christmas Gifts Homebaked Cookie Baskets or Tins

xmas cookie basket1 150x150 Affordable Christmas Gifts Homebaked Cookie Baskets or TinsNothing is sweeter or more welcomed than a batch or two of homemade cookies. They’re delicious any time of year but they make the perfect Christmas gift. If you start early, you can get everything done well before Christmas Eve. Here are some tips on how to make sweet Christmas cookie gifts. First, select pretty baskets or tins in which you will place your cookies. This is the most crucial step as presentation is key. The more unique and upscale your container, the more wonderful your gift will look. Get creative. You can find small picnic type baskets, baskets with pretty ceramic side handles, antique cookie tins, festive new glass boxes or plastic tins. If it can hold a cookie, it will work. A good place to look is at craft stores where they have everything. You can even stack your cookies Read more

How to Make Cookie Wedding Favors

cookie favor heart1 150x150 How to Make Cookie Wedding FavorsCookies are welcome at any party. Everyone loves getting and eating cookies. If you want to include cookies in your wedding, why not make them as favors? With a little ingenuity and a little practice, you can make really fun and adorable wedding cookies. Start with a really good recipe for sugar cookies. Don’t even consider store bought as they won’t taste or look good in the end. Then, decide on a cookie shape. You can choose a cookie cutter that looks like a wedding cake, a heart, a flower, a shoe, or even just an elegant square or oval. Use a big enough cookie cutter so that you get a nice sized cookie out of it that will take decorations well. Each cookie will need to be hand decorated. You can easily make royal icing or use fondant to create a surface layer for your embellished designs. Read more

How to Make an Oreo Cookie Milkshake

oreo milkshake1 150x150 How to Make an Oreo Cookie MilkshakeLovers of Oreos will want to learn how to make an Oreo milkshake. It’s another way to use your favorite cookie in an innovative way. Many recipes exist for the beloved milkshake. Here is one you can easily commit to memory. Take a dozen Oreo cookies, any flavor. Place them in a blender. Add 1-1/2 cups of cold milk. Swirl it up. Next add one pint of your favorite ice cream and a tablespoon of good chocolate syrup to the blended mix. Swirl. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy. It’s so easy to make this milkshake that you can offer Oreo milkshakes at your next party. Set up an Oreo cookie favor bar complete with blender and have ice cream on ice or in a small bar freezer so guests can make their own shakes. Some restaurants offer Oreo cookie milkshakes. They use a vanilla syrup in theirs Read more

How to Make Chewy Cookies

shutterstock 36487987 150x150 How to Make Chewy Cookies Cookies are a passion with many bakers. They’re quick to bake and fun to eat and share. But people have different preferences when it comes to cookies. Some like crunchier cookies, some like soft cookies, and some like chewy cookies. So how do you make a cookie that’s chewy, for instance? Baking is a science and one that can’t be rushed or dallied with. You can’t change out ingredients and not affect the whole batter. For chewy cookies, your ratio of wet to dry ingredients is key. For instance, a chewier cookie recipe might include more eggs or an additional yolk. Most chewy cookies have moister ingredients and the batter is more liquid when it comes out. You can, of course, experiment with different batters. Some just lend themselves better to a chewy cookie than others. But use Read more

Send a Basket full of Tasty Cookie Blooms

CB BKT SPR FLOWER CUTOT lg 150x150 Send a Basket full of Tasty Cookie Blooms What do you give when someone far away has a birthday, an anniversary, or a new baby? If you want to ship a gift, you usually have to go and shop for the gift, wrap it, and then look for a suitable box to ship it in. By the time you write the label out and get to the UPS store or post office, you’re exhausted! There’s a better way to send a gift with a few simple clicks of your computer mouse. We sell these tasty cookie gift baskets online! They’re made to order and then ship right to the recipients' door so you never have to run around town getting in and out of the car. Cookie flowers have been popular for some time now. These decorative cookies are really more like pops as they come on long stems. They resemble a cookie rose. But they can be decorated with any kind of theme imaginable. Read more

How to Make Cookie Gift Baskets

cookie tin1 150x150 How to Make Cookie Gift BasketsSo you want to prepare a homemade basket that is filled with luscious goodies? It couldn’t be easier if you plan on making cookies the center of your basket. Bake a few batches and you’re on your way. Find a basket that is sturdy and attractive. You can certainly reuse baskets that you have. Just make sure that you’re using something that looks elegant and can pass for brand new. Any misshapen basket or one that is obviously on its last leg is a bad choice. Once you have your chosen basket, get ready to fill your basket with a liner. This can be a pretty cloth napkin, a piece of fabric, or even a decorative piece of wrapping paper that will hold up well. Brown packing paper can also be used to give your basket a rustic feel and look. Basket in place, lined and ready to go, you’re Read more
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