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.
American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com