Present your favorite large size cookie in a CD envelope. You can find the CD envelopes at your local office supply store along with the adhesive paper. Create beautiful labels and personalize them for your special event. They are great for a bridal or baby shower, birthday or casual wedding.
The cookie can cause the envelope to become greasy, so place them in a cellophane bag before inserting them in the CD envelope.
Make these delicious classic brownies and use a heart shaped cookie cutter for a fun and whimsical dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day.
Once they have cooled, turn them upside down and cut out the hearts using the cookie cutter. Then dust with powdered sugar. By turning them over, you get a straight smooth surface.
What to bring a hostess?
A hostess gift should be something that can be used or eaten. Bring a beautiful bathroom or kitchen soap or bring one of my favorites, chocolate chip cookie dough. I made this classic recipe and rolled it in a parchment, then rolled it in a tissue paper, tied it with twine and labeled it. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
She can simply slice, bake and enjoy warm homemade chocolate chip cookies whenever she wants!
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:
I wanted to make cupcakes, but all I could think of was vanilla or chocolate with butter cream icing. I was amazed to find how many possibilities there are and realized that cupcakes don't have to be redundant. There are spicy, fruity, rich and fresh varieties. Which would you dare try?
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In a sauce pan on medium heat:
1 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 of real maple syrup (please don't use any of that water and sugar stuff)
1 tsp of pure vanilla
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
a pinch of salt
Put all the ingredients at the same time and let the brown sugar melt. Slice 2 ripe bananas into the syrup and let simmer for one minute. Pour it over the good quality vanilla ice cream. This recipe makes 4 portions.