Many people like to send a cookie bouquet when it comes to birthdays or just thoughtful gifts. You can purchase a cookie bouquet online or at most bakeries and some times even a florist. However, they are not that hard to make and cost very little. In fact, they can be quite fun to make because they require a lot of creativity and vision.
If you would like to make your own cookie bouquet follow these steps. First, you will want to make simple sugar cookie dough. Some times sugar cookie dough requires some chilling so make sure you choose one that fits your time. The second step to making your cookie bouquet is to roll out your dough to around a half an inch thick. Then you can get creative. Use different shapes to make different themed bouquets. If you want it to look like flowers, try to get flower and leave shaped cutouts. You can make any shapes that you want in your bouquet, but it looks nice if there is a theme.
Next, arrange your cookies on a cookie sheet and bake as recommended. As soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven (you will want them to be a little soft still) insert a stick in the bottom side of the cookie. You should leave your cookies on the tray for an additional five minutes because then the cookies will harden and the stick will stay. You may add more than one stick to each cookie, depending on size. If you don't think the cookie will hold up, you can put some royal frosting around the stick.
This will act like glue. Next, you can paint your cookies with frosting. Make sure the frosting is thin enough to harden. To arrange your cookie bouquet, you will need a decorative pot, Spanish moss, and floral Styrofoam. Cut the foam to fit your pot. Then you can line the top of the form with some Spanish moss. Once that is done you can begin to let your creativity flow again and arrange the cookies in the pot.
Although it sounds like a lot of work, it can be a fun activity for mother-daughter days or even as a holiday gift. The guest will appreciate the hard work you put into the cookie bouquet, you will be surprised how the creativity flowed, and the final results. If you want to make a small bouquet and fast, you may want to get dough that's already for you to roll. This can be found in the coolers of any local store. Even though you probably could purchase a cookie bouquet faster, the extra work will pay off and you'll feel good about giving it as a gift.
Vigdis Tange Andersen: www.cookiebouquet-online.com
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