Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine's DIY Cookie Bouquet

Heart Cookie Bouquet

You don't have to web surf to find the perfect cookie bouquet recipe because I have found it for you. I have made some suggestions below on how to make it a little more frugal, but just as eye appealing.

Sallee's Notes
  • I have never used parchment paper when baking sugar cookies that have lots of butter in them. I let the cookies cool for two or three minutes, then move them to a cooling rack.
  • A set of graduated heart cookie cutters are very nice for this project. You can scatter 2 or three smaller heart cookies in your bouquet to give it more eye appeal.
  • Pastry bags just make life so much easier! Sandwich bags can be used, but I always end up with a blown out side seam and frosting oozing everywhere.So go ahead and purchase a pack of pastry bags and  a package of frosting couplers  in the craft aisle of your super discount store. Then you can have fun and make frosting tip changes quickly.   
  • A $1.25 will buy you a pack of 100 bamboo skewers instead of the white cookie sticks. I cut them to length with side cutter pliers or heavy duty kitchen shears. If they spinter just pull the loose piece off and everything will be fine.
  • Make a batch of krispy rice cereal treats and pack your mug with krispy rice treats instead of styrofoam. Line your mug with plastic wrap, pack it with your cereal treats, fold the excess plastic wrap over the top of the cereal. Don't pack the mug completely full or you won't have room for your paper crinkles.
  • Red, white, or pink ribbon of your choice so you can tie a pretty bow onto the coffee cup handle. Two years ago I bought a spool of white ribbon at a party store and I still haven't used it all up. So you can shop around and find spools of ribbon for under $6.
  • click here for the directions on how to bake and assemble a heart cookie bouquet.