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!"
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.
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Note: if the decorated sugar cookies are not going to be eaten immediately, wrap each one and tie a ribbon on the stick.
If you love baking cookies, chances are you have a star-shaped cookie cutter on hand already. Put it to good use!
All you need to do is follow the steps above; instead of using the baby-themed cutters, using the star. Decorate with sprinkles, colored sugar, and other goodies. On one cookie, use royal icing to pipe, "A Star is Born."
You can make this into a cookie bouquet or arrange the cookies in a nice container for Mom and Dad.
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After having a baby, breastfeeding moms need extra nutrition, and most moms want to watch what they eat so they can get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. You can still give a wonderful gift of baby cookies, but why not make them healthier so parents can have a treat without overindulging?
Try these Banana Cookies from AllRecipes.
Or try this "Breakfast Cookie" recipe from SparkPeople:
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Cookies are a terrific way to celebrate virtually any occasion. Because they are so versatile, you can find just the right cookie for any recipient and any situation.
Whether it's for babies, or just to give congratulation cookies as a gift. It's no wonder there are so many different ways to bake and decorate them!
When a baby is born, congratulate the parents with a batch of fresh-baked love!