Graduation Cookie Gift Ideas

Graduation Fortune Cookie

Graduations are one of the most emotional times in a person’s life – and it’s pretty traumatic for their parents as well. Whether your baby is graduating preschool or college, reward them with something sweet for all their accomplishments.

Cookies make wonderful gifts for children, friends, family members, and other important people in your life.  Why don’t you graduate from ordinary, everyday cookies and try something a bit more special to honor the big day?

Graduation Cap Cookies

Graduation caps are not the most stylish accessory you’ll ever wear – but maybe they’ll be the most delicious graduation cookies.  Try this recipe from ThePartyWorks.

You’ll need:

  • Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate covered graham crackers or squares of chocolate (try Godiva or Ghirardelli squares or another brand in a similar size)
  • Red Hot candies
  • Red licorice laces

Use a small amount of frosting as glue and attach the chocolate-covered graham cracker or chocolate square to the top bottom of the peanut butter cup.  Attach the Red Hot to the top of the “cap,” along with the red licorice tassel.

This is the simplest recipe, but if you want to make something a little more intensive, you can find something more complex on Recipestap.  There, they  make graduation cookie pops in your grad’s colors.

Customized Fortune Cookies

As the new grad starts out on a new path, he doesn’t know what the future holds. Why not give him a hint?  Custom fortune cookies are fun – and you can make them yourself for an extra-special treat.  Give it a try with help from AllRecipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extra
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar

To make:

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F and grease your cookie sheet.
  2. Cut a sheet of paper into strips measuring 4 inches long and ½ inch wide.  Come up with your own fortunes.
  3. Mix the egg white and vanilla until it is foamy.
  4. Blend in the flour, sugar, and salt.
  5. Use a teaspoon to place the batter on the cookie sheet at least 4 inches apart because they will spread. Do not make a lot on one cookie sheet because they cool fast and you have to move while they’re hot!
  6. Move the cookie sheet around to move the batter into nice round shapes. Aim for about 3 inches in diameter.  And of course, aim to make them as round as possible.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden around the outer edge.
  8. Remove from oven and move one cookie with wide spatula. Put the cookie upside on a wooden board.
  9. Quickly put the fortune on the cookie, then close to the center.
  10. Fold cookie in half.
  11. Put the folded edge over the rim of one of your measuring cups and pull the pointed edges down. You can see how this looks here (look at Step 9).
  12. Put your folded cookie into a muffin tin or egg carton to help them keep their new shape until they have become firm.
  13. Hurry and finish the others!

When your fortune cookies are firm, you can either leave as is or decorate them.  Try dipping one end in chocolate and covering with sprinkles. Vary your colors and make delightful graduation cookie favors.

Graduation Cookie Pops

This great idea comes from TheIdeaRoom.

Ingredients:

  • Oreo Cakesters
  • Craft/popsicle sticks
  • White melting chocolate (or mix white chocolate chips with a bit of oil or butter)
  • Sprinkles and black icing.
  • Black cardstock and glue.

To make:

  1. Start by making your cardstock graduation caps.  For each cap, you will need one strip measuring 3.75 x 1.75 inches and one square measuring 1.5 x 1.5.
  2. Make the strip into a circle (and secure with a bit of clear tape. Then glue the top on.  Let the caps dry and start on the cookie pops.
  3. Melt a bit of white chocolate and dip the ends of the popsicle sticks in; then insert the chocolaty end into an Oreo Cakester. Repeat for remaining Cakesters.
  4. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  5. Dip Cakester into chocolate and immediately roll it in sprinkle. Leave a white space on the front.
  6. Put aside on a sheet of waxed paper.
  7. While the chocolate is still sticky, put the cap on.
  8. Use black icing to write the graduation year.

This year’s class will go crazy with these tasty graduation treats!

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