Thursday, August 11, 2011

"It's ok, it's Organic!"

The other day, my friend and I were downtown and we stopped at one of my favorite patisseries - PAUL. I have a slight obsession with that place. French pastries, macaroons, tarts, pies, quiche and all those good things... amazing! So we walked down the street eating our macaroons and tarts, and well, the day couldn't have been any better! We just keep telling ourselves, "It's ok, it's Organic!"


Baked goods make for great gifts and favors, in which case the way you package them is just as important as how good they taste! Here are some of my ideas of how to gift wrap cookies and hopefully make someone smile! The recipe for the cookies I used here follows after the pictures. Hope you like some of my ideas and will use them for your next cookie swap or gift for someone!

TEA & COOKIES IN A MUG


This would make a really cute gift for someone, or really nice party favors! All you need are some nice mugs, a tea bag and some twine to tie it all together! Stack a couple of your cookies inside the mug, tie them together with some twine and attach a tea bag, and viola! A cute gift/favor!



PARCHMENT PAPER & RIBBON
COOKIE STACKS


Build stacks of four cookies, cut strips of parchment paper long enough to wrap around the cookies, and tape at the bottom, underneath the cookies. Then tie some ribbon around and make a bow at the top!


Here is another variation of the cookie stacks, instead of wrapping them with parchment paper, use some thicker ribbon and "gift wrap" them as you would a present.


COOKIE BUNDLES


For these cookie bundles, layer three or four different napkins with matching patterns or colors and place a stack of cookies in the middle. Bring the ends of the napkins up and bunch them together, letting the different layers show. Tie with a matching ribbon, and you have some pretty cute cookie bundles! How cute would these be with different Christmas patterns!

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I hope you liked some of my ideas, and will use them the next time you make cookies for someone! The cookies I used here were White Chocolate Chip Cookies, here's the recipe for them!


WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

YOU WILL NEED:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 sticks (8oz) unsalted butter, softened
pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
12 oz bag white chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:

1. In your electric mixer, combine flour and baking soda. In another bowl, mix together your butter and eggs, and add the sugar, vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Add into the flour mixture and mix well.

2. Add the chocolate chips. Preheat your oven to 350 F, and line three baking sheets with parchment paper.

3. Form your cookies and place on baking sheets, spread them out a little bit as they will spread out a little bit.

4. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, let cool for a couple minutes.


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4 comments:

  1. How very cute; I love your ideas! Everyone knows you eat with your eyes first, and these are spectacular and easy.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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  3. Thanks for the comment, Vicki! And Ali, I'll be linking up to your party again!

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  4. Love the idea of cookies in the tea cup....especially for senior citizens!

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