Wednesday, February 9, 2011

C is for Cookie Nom Nom Nom

The last couple of days between my other projects, I've been working on treats for the kids Valentines Party this weekend. The tiny tot terror has been helping devour the cookies when mommy isn't looking!
I'd like to thank Crazy Domestic for a Cookie Tutorial they posted this morning! I never thought to use a squeezie bottle to do the icing. I have squeezie bottles....not exactly sure why since I've never been sure what to use them for. So now I know! Yay!! It really did come out so much nicer.
 I use your basic sugar cookie recipe from Betty Crocker but I have a secret....I add just a couple drops of coconut extract. I love coconut and it definately adds something extra.
Also was anyone else aware that marble is a non stick surface (or am I the last person on the planet to realize this)? I know this may have been an obvious...but I only wanted the marble because it looked pretty. When I was rolling out cookies I discovered that the dough didn't stick at all!! Bonus!!!!!
 I've also been making pink chocolate lollipops. It's so easy and between the craft stores and internet there are so many different molds you can buy for low prices. I made white chocolate cameo boxes for favors when my husband and I got married. (wish I had some pictures of those to share!!)
For the bags I bought a cheap-o package of white paper bags. I made little whatchamacallits out of white crepe streamers and hot glued felt hearts (12 to a bag for .99 cents at Michaels) to the front.

Then I used a hole punch to punch two holes at the top and took some Valentines ribbon (also .99 cents from Michaels) and ran it through the holes. 

Each treat bag will hold one pink chocolate sucker, some random "trinkets" (bouncy balls, bubbles, ect) and their decorated cookies (I kept a bunch of the large heart cookies plain so they can decorate their own)

Linking to:
A Holiday Haven for The Valentines Party
A Little Knick Knack  for Everything but the Kitchen Sink
How Sweet the Sound  for Pink Saturday


  1. Wow, you have been busy and they all look delicious! Love how you made up the bags.. so pretty! take care, maryann

  2. Those are are so yummy looking! Those little cookies are so cute. I am jealous you are so prepared!

  3. Love your blog! Very cute treats! I am so glad you found me and I now have another fellow Hoosier Blogger to follow! Love, love your dress form!

  4. @Jennifer Rizzo
    Trust me...I have to start preparing in advance because I am typically sooooo unorganized that I know I will be doing things last minute anyways!
    Thanks for commenting Jennifer!!

  5. Fun Inspirations!! I am from Carmel and I now live in Connecticut! I love Zionsville!! Great Blog!! Best, Connie

  6. Lovely sweets! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

  7. Well everything looks so lovely. What special treats. I hope the kids appreciate your hard work. I have a slab of marble and I used to roll pie dough on it. It worked real well and I love it. I still make pie dough now and then, I just use my regular old laminate counter top.

    Cindy Bee

  8. Your creations are beautiful and scrumptious looking! Too pretty to eat!
    Happy Valentine's!

  9. What an adorable idea! I was trying to think of a way to decoartate my little valentines, and I think I just found it! Thanks!

    ~ Just found you and I think I will follow :)
    ~ Happy Friday to you!

  10. Your cookies are perfect and look delicious! What a good tip with the bottles. I will remember that!
    Loved your paper bags and all your sweet goodies!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day, too!

  11. WOW!! So cute and delicious looking! Happy Pink Saturday!!

  12. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Yummy cookies and fabulous handmade packaging!
    Love it!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  13. How cute is that!!!
    happy pink saturday =)

  14. What a cute title you gave this post. I have never used squeezy bottles, thanks for passing that tip along. And the marble too, didn't realize that either. Thanks for making life a little easier for us!! The bags are so pretty too. Thanks for adding this to The Valentines Party, hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!

  15. Oh I love your rosettes and lolly's! Particularly when they're pink.

    Happy hearts day to you and yours.

  16. beautiful and yummy! Love, love, love the bags!

  17. Love those valentine goodies!!!! So pretty and fun!


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