30 Jan 2012
If my mom could read this she would be so proud! Putting an excessive amount of time and energy into little projects that carried a short shelf life is what she did best. That gene might be a little hereditary. For some reason, my creative juices have been flowing more than normal this winter. I’m constantly thinking of things that I can make for those I love. What can I do to show a group of people that I care about them? Since the group in mind consisted of high school girls, I knew sugary treats would win them over.
Every Thursday night I host a small group of high school girls at my house for a Bible study and hang out sesh. I’d say we do more hanging out than studying but I’m OK with that. These girls have touched my life in a way none of them will probably understand. No matter my mood, they always know how to make me smile or distract me from the hurdles that life constantly throws at me. I wanted to bake them something to show how much I care about them. I found two of my favorite family chocolate chip cookie recipes and brainstormed a fun way to package them. As a graphic designer, putting baked goods in a Ziploc bag and calling it a day simply won’t do. I stumbled upon these adorable reindeer gift tags from Eat.Drink.Chic that were perfect for my high school girls. I spent a Wednesday evening baking and packaging and come Thursday night the girls were thrilled. I even received compliments from parents of certain girls saying they wanted to be put on my baking distribution list next time around. If they’re lucky.
Have you made anything recently that took a lot of time and energy? What’s your best cookie recipe?