How to Make a Cookie Bouquet

Pinkchic18 By Pinkchic18, 6th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/qg1dau-j/
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Making a cookie bouquet is always a fun time, and it's not that hard to do! Here are some tips to making your own cookie bouquets.

Getting Started

One way to share cookies with guests at a party is to create a cookie bouquet. These lovely long-stemmed beauties can also be presented to colleagues as a thank you gift, for a Valentine’s Day gift, or to treat your child’s classmates. They are easy to make and the presentation makes it look like you spent hours longer than you did.

Supplies

Before you bake, you’ll need to visit the craft store. Any large craft store that has a candy-making aisle will have lollipop sticks. You’ll need the long ones, not the smaller size, in order to make a long-stemmed bouquet. Pick up some fat ribbon while you are there. You’ll also need a vase, so if you don’t have one that you can part with, pick one up while you’re still in the store.

Baking the Cookies

When you get home, choose a recipe for cookies that is tried and true. You’ll want to use a sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookie recipe for best results. Any drop cookies can work well including peanut butter cookies, but stay away from cookies like macaroons or biscotti which can flake or crack and fall apart. The softer the cookie, the better.

Flat cookies work best. You’ll want to double up on the size of the cookies if you want a really nice presentation. Smaller cookies look a bit disappointing when made into a bouquet. Use large dollops of cookie batter so your cookies will spread in the oven and form nice circular discs.

Adding the Sticks

Bake cookies to just before the recommended time is elapsed. If your recipe calls for 11 minutes, bake them only for 10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and immediately stick a lollipop stick into each cookie before it cools. As the cookie cools, it will form around the stick and become sturdy enough to stand up.

Allow the cookies to cool and then, using a spatula, remove them gently to a sheet of waxed paper. Now you can start building your bouquet. It is best if you can get a long-stemmed flower box from a florist, but if you can’t, you can still make the bouquet. It’s just going to be a little more delicate.

Beautifying Your Bouquet

Either lay the cookies in a florist’s box lined with tissue paper as you would flowers, or stand them up in a vase. You’ll want to put marbles or floral foam in the bottom of the vase to hold the sticks upright. Gently fill the vase with cookie pops, one at a time, until you’ve got a nice bunch. Tie the bunch just under the cookies with a thick ribbon. Secure the cookies but don’t tie the ribbon so tightly that the cookies smash against each other.

Special Delivery!

If you are going to be delivering your bouquet, you’ll want to do it right away. Cookies that have no preservatives do not last very long before they become hard and inedible. It’s best if you have a helper who can hold the vase upright while you drive. The last thing you want is all your efforts toppling over and crumbling when you take a corner.

Deliver your cookies and watch your recipient’s eyes light up. There’s something so wonderful about getting a bouquet of cookies. It makes your whole day special to both give and to receive one.

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Cookie, Cookie Bouquet, Cookies, Gourmet Cookie Bouquets, Making Cookie Bouquets

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I'm a fashionista with a passion for style. I love bright colors and new trends. Other things I enjoy are creative weddings, events, and other fun stuff.

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author avatar Stable
7th Jan 2011 (#)

What a wonderful article - my children would love this - thanks!

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Nice article and what a great idea.
I love the bouquets but, darn it is so expensive to buy. When the ingredients cost so little.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Wha a great idea! Many thanks

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author avatar J.J.
7th Jan 2011 (#)

Love cookie bouquets, but they are a lot of work to make. The lazy in me just loves to buy them online!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
8th Jan 2011 (#)

Food that looks good - always tastes best.

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author avatar Retired
19th Jan 2011 (#)

Nice sharing ,thanks

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author avatar Retired
31st Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks for the great share.

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author avatar Katrina
21st Jun 2011 (#)

What a great ideas. Thank you so writing such a good article.

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author avatar Kristy
11th Sep 2012 (#)

That is great resources for cookie gift baskets and i never tried those companies.i always buy from http://www.cookiesfromhome.com/ and they are pretty much good, but this year i will try the links you gave it.hope will get some good baskets from them.

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author avatar Rose*
10th Apr 2014 (#)

What a fun idea - and so special for the person who receives the bouquet!

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