My boyfriend is coming to pick me up in Kentucky after not seeing him for over a month and I want to bake him something. His favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies.. but I wouldn't be opposed to baking other things. With him peanut butter never fails, nor does cinnamon.
I'm looking for a way to spice them up to make them personal. I'm making whatever suggestion I go with from scratch, not prepackaged. Maybe some way to put a heart or a smily face or something cute on it with sprinkles (don't have access to piping tools).
Looking for any ideas. Just one restriciton - not a LOT of chocolate. Some chips are ok, just not huge hershey's kisses or anything.
Also... it doesn't have to be super healthy. I'll have plenty of friends there to help snack on the extras too, so the cookies will be eaten in good moderation. We'd rather eat a few of something DELICIOUS than a lot of something mediocre.
Any ideas for things to bake and things to decorate with appreciated. I'm a little licked for ideas, thats all.
If you make regular shaped cookies, you can cut a heart (or any shape really, simple shapes work best) out of paper, lay it over the cookie and dust it with powdered sugar/colored sugar/sprinkles, and when you lift the paper off the shape is outlined, or cut the shape out and use the reverse of the cut out! I did this for my honey and spelled out happy b day.
Wow, I didn't even think of that! That's a great idea! I totally forgot about pre-colored granulated sugar. That would most certainly taste better than icing.
You could use any cookie recipe and bake it in a heart-shaped baking tin to make a giant heart cookie bar, and decorate or write a cute message on top....
The problem is that the snickerdoodle recipe requires just slightly flattened rounded balls so you get that crackled top and soft chewy inside that's puffed.
You don't need piping tools. Just put some frosting in a ziploc bag, squeeze it all to one end, cut a hole at the tip, & "pipe" whatever you want onto your cookies.
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