How To Make A Cookie Basket

Cookies are one of the most popular dessert and snack items in the country and around the world. Their appeal is largely due, of course, to their delicious taste and enticing smell. But their versatility also wins them points with billions of cookie lovers. Not only are the variations and recipes endless, they can also be decorated with icing, candies, nuts, and other treats. Perfect for virtually every occasion, the cookie also makes an exceptional, and almost universally welcomed, gift. When you are at a loss for your next gift, make a cookie basket - and make your recipient very happy. Choosing a Basket Go with a theme Before you even think about the cookies, think about the basket itself. Today, you can find an unlimited array of baskets and other containers that will be perfect for you. Choose your container not only based on size and price, Read more

Birthday Cookie Gift Ideas

Getting Started There is no age limit on our enjoyment of cookies. They are one of our favorite snacks, and this tends to be true whether we are three or seventy. If you have a special birthday coming up, what better way to celebrate than with fresh baked cookies? Whether for parties, gifts, or just a great treat for the birthday boy or girl, these terrific birthday cookie gift ideas will be a big hit. Cookie Cake Why not ditch the traditional cake and opt for a cookie cake? It will be just as delicious - or more so! You can make any variety you like, and best of all, you can decorate and customize the cookie to ensure it'll be extra-special. Try the following recipe for chocolate chip cake from and start the delicious desserts. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 20 min Ready in: 30 min Yields: 12 Ingredients ½ Read more

Easy Valentine's Day Cookies

It's almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Or is that the smell of delicious homemade cookies baking? Cookies are as much a staple of Valentine's Day as chocolate gifts and flowers, and regardless of your relationship status, you will no doubt enjoy indulging in these treats. This Valentine's Day set aside the store-bought dough and whip up some easy cookies that look - and taste - fantastic. Perfect for kids, couples, and singles, they are sure to go fast. No time to bake? Buy your valentine cookies here! Valentine Cookie Gifts Offers Valentine cookie gifts & Valentine's Day cookies that are fresh-baked and hand iced daily. Nationwide delivery in the US is available. Classic Sugar Cookies You can't go wrong with sugar cookies. When you have a great base recipe, you can add your own embellishments and decorations Read more

How To Make Royal Icing for Cookie Decorating

What is Royal Icing? Royal icing is one of the most universal and widely used icing in baking. You can decorate cookies, gingerbread houses, and more with the white confection. It dries hard and sturdy, but yet it's still edible. It's very easy to make and a fun medium to work with when making decorated sugar cookies. Recipe Getting Started Here is a recipe for royal icing from the Wilton Baking site, The company is a leader in baking equipment and supplies and specializes in helping home bakers decorate their cakes and gourmet desserts to get professional looking results. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder 4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar 6 tablespoons warm water Makes: About 3 cups of icing. Instructions: Beat all ingredients until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 Read more

New Baby Themed Cookie Gifts

The Gift of Cookies What do you get for a newborn baby who has everything? She has parents who adore her, happy aunts, uncles, and grandparents, plenty of clean onesies, and diapers galore. In these situations, it's very hard to shop for something fun and wonderful! Why not give her excited, and tired, parents a treat? Here are some newborn baby cookie gift ideas to help you say, "Congratulations!" Baby, Baby For this easy gift, all you need is some baby-themed cookie cutters, which are available inexpensively at online stores and department stores with decorating sections. Add your favorite sugar cookie recipe, royal icing, craft sticks or skewers, and plenty of decorating creativity, and you have a gorgeous gift waiting to be baked. Image by nikkicookiebaker on Flickr Prepare your sugar cookie dough and chill for at least hour. Roll Read more