Cookie Gift

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I have incredible dog sitters. A wonderful couple that actually lets us bring our Miniature Schnauzer to their home when we go out of town. They own a floral shop and our little Beckley goes to work with them and cuddles them in the evening. Usually when we pick him up, he is excited to see us, but soon gets depressed from missing them!

I always bring baked goods to them after we pick him up. I wanted to make something special for them. This is a simple gift, but I thought it turned out cute enough to share.




I made my famous chocolate chip cookies and wrapped a shoe box in gift wrap.



I stacked the cookies neatly in the box with tissue paper.




I then printed a miniature schnauzer on card stock paper with the words “thank you.” I tied it with twine and am delivering them this morning!





Lindee’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded 1/4 cup onto ungreased baking sheets. (roll the dough in your hands to make a round 1/4 cup ball).
BAKE for12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.




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  1. Tania // Run to Radiance

    July 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    This is such a cute idea!!! I am going to be leaving our two fur babies behind for Haven with my sister so I need to do something like this for her. So cute. 🙂

    • Lindee Katdare

      July 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks Tania! I am running out of ideas for our dog sitter. They are so wonderful and will not let us pay them….and we use them A LOT!

  2. Katja | Shift Ctrl Art

    July 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Oh my goodness what a sweet gift. I love giving food gifts. And receiving them too 🙂 And when they are neatly wrapped like that … heaven…

    • Lindee Katdare

      July 8, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thank you Katja! It is always hard to decide on what to give. I also love receiving food so hope my recipients do too!

  3. Thistle

    July 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Hey rock star! So awesome to meet you at Haven! My jumpsuit says hello. 🙂

    Have an amazing day!

    • Lindee Katdare

      July 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Awesome to meet you too! I wanted to fix all of the things wrong with my website before I introduced you to it for your magical words of wisdom..Oh well. Big things are happening around here. This girl is making some changes! Haven was just what I needed!

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