This is an easy and economical idea for creating a wonderful gift for someone special on Valentine’s Day or for everyone you want to share some sweets with! You can make the cookies, decorate them and package them up all at different times. This way the crafting won’t seem like an endless project that goes on for hours and hours.
To start you will have to bake up the cookies and the recipe can be found here –> Recipe for cookies. If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can cut a template from cardboard of a heart and use that or simply cut the heart designs (or any designs…a person’s initial or even name) free-hand and bake following the directions.
Once you have your cookies baked, you can continue on with decorating or store them and do this at a later time. I decorated with several different candy wafer chocolates by melting and dropping the cookie face down into the melted chocolate and then plucking out and placing on a cookie sheet to dry.
Now with the decorating complete, I have to decide how I want to package the candy cookies up. I kept my decorating simple and the cookies bite-size. I will be using my Cricut machine and creating from the Valentine’s Day cartridge Love Struck, but for those without the Cricut, here is an excellent link to a blog that lists out many other blogs and tutorials on creating gift bags!! Mel Stampz: 50+ Gift bag Templates….very helpful, indeed!
Whether it’s packaged in a box, bag or an envelope, I am betting it will be loved and appreciated by those receiving it !
Happy Crafting ! Enjoy and have Fun!