Monday, September 26, 2011

Random Gifts of Cookies

One of my daughters recently had a birthday that fell on the same day as one of her volleyball games.  I made cookies for her so that she could hand them out to her friends after the game; however, in the rush of everyone wanting to leave after the game (it was an "away" game, and the hour had gotten late), the passing out of the cookies never happened.  So we brought home the cute little packages of cookies:

Another daughter placed them all in one of my red mixing bowls so that we would have a place to keep them until they were eaten.

I found that having the cookies pre-wrapped as little gifts was actually a wonderful thing to have around the house.  So many instances came up where a random gift of a little cute bag of cookies was the perfect thing to give someone to brighten their day. 

I had found these little plastic food container bags in the Wilton baking section of I think WalMart.  I don't know exactly how many came in the package, but there was a very generous supply.  Combined with two cookies to a bag (I used the Originial Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookie recipe), and some cute ribbon that we just happened to have, they were so easy to put together. 

I think I will be laying in a supply of these little cookie bags, and make it a now and then habit of making cookies for the sole purpose of passing them out to others just to see them smile.


Kathy said...

What a lovely idea! Might try that myself!

Lorry said...

I think that is a very fun idea, thanks for sharing your idea so we can try it ourselves!

Anonymous said...

Great idea!!! Makes me hungry for cookies.

Saphy said...

those bags look fab! I will see if I can find them in the UK!

koralee said...

Very sweet idea...xoxox

Libbie said...

I love this idea! I like having something around the house to hand thoughtful! Happy Birthday to your girl! :)

Holly Loves Art said...

What a darling idea! Love the shape of the little bags. Perfect for a cookie!

Loved reading your piggy story below. I would have flipped if that happened to me. I undoubtably would have wanted to keep him. They are so sweet.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Tammy said...

That's a great idea! I always eat too many cookies when I make them. LOL