MariaLovesCakes Posted 1 May 2006 , 11:32pm
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I am planning to make a cookie basket for my daughter's teacher for Teacher's Appreciation Day.

I am out of sucker sticks... icon_cool.gif Can I use the dowels? They won't burn in the oven?

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prettycake Posted 1 May 2006 , 11:35pm
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NO, they do not burn..I use dowels all the time, because I make very big and very thick cookies, and dowels are the onlye ones that can support them. To me, that is even a better choice. That's what
Cookies By Design use..They do not use the paper kind..
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fearlessbaker Posted 1 May 2006 , 11:37pm
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Prett Cake, do you use the cake dowels as in for stacking? Thanks

prettycake Posted 1 May 2006 , 11:39pm
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Yes, I also use dowels for stacking.. I use at least 5-6 of them because I want my cakes tall, at least 6 inches tall. icon_smile.gif

MariaLovesCakes Posted 1 May 2006 , 11:59pm
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Thank you prettycake! I will use the ones I have.

Brendansmum Posted 2 May 2006 , 12:10am
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That is such a great idea! Teacher's deserve something extra!By the way when is Teacher Appreciation Day? I though I saw that it was the 9th and Teacher Appreciation Week is the 7th thru the 12th. Is that right?

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 May 2006 , 12:57pm
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That is such a great idea! Teacher's deserve something extra!By the way when is Teacher Appreciation Day? I though I saw that it was the 9th and Teacher Appreciation Week is the 7th thru the 12th. Is that right?




Yep, that's right. It starts next week.

MichelleM77 Posted 2 May 2006 , 1:33pm
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I'm baking cookies with my new cookie cutter (the cancer awareness ribbon) for a workshop at the hospital I work at, so it looks like I better bake a couple more dozen for the teachers!!

Any suggestions for designs? Maybe just some flowers will do fine. I'm hesitant to do the apple thing.

Michelle

MikeRowesHunny Posted 2 May 2006 , 1:37pm
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I use bamboo skewers for my cookie bouquets - they work a treat (and are thin enough to stick inside the cookie before baking, or attach with royal icing after baking!), plenty strong enough to support big, heavy cookies thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 May 2006 , 1:58pm

Michelle:

I am planning to do a mixture of stars and hearts... I will draw some happy faces on some and write messages on the others. Like: #1 Teacher, Love My Teacher, etc...

MichelleM77 Posted 2 May 2006 , 2:02pm

I think I have a heart cutter....no star though. Hhmmm....might have to make a trip to the store!! icon_smile.gif I've been googling and thinking and I might just have to box them instead of making a bouquet. There are just too many teachers. Maybe I will just do a bouquet for my son's teacher, but I don't want to leave the other (gym, music, etc.) teachers out. Decisions, decisions!

Thanks!!

Michelle

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 May 2006 , 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

I think I have a heart cutter....no star though. Hhmmm....might have to make a trip to the store!! icon_smile.gif I've been googling and thinking and I might just have to box them instead of making a bouquet. There are just too many teachers. Maybe I will just do a bouquet for my son's teacher, but I don't want to leave the other (gym, music, etc.) teachers out. Decisions, decisions!

Thanks!!

Michelle




You know, I don't know which recipe you use, but I use Wilton's and its really yummy!!!! It makes LOTS of cookies, so you could do like 5 to 6 cookies per basket and have enough for everyone.

KHalstead Posted 2 May 2006 , 2:25pm

I always think it's cute to do square cookies and make them look like chalk boards, some apples, maybe that's all a little too cliche' oh well, teachers always think it's cute...because they know you made them especially for them and not that you just had some extra cookies laying around.

MariaLovesCakes Posted 2 May 2006 , 2:44pm

Here's the company Cookies by Design. They are everywhere. There is one close to where I live and they had a "Help Wanted" sign a couple of months ago.... I was tempted.... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Here is the link: http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/

newcakelady Posted 3 May 2006 , 1:08pm

I was going to give my son's teachers cookie bouquets for the end of the year/teacher appreciation gifts also. Ours is next Tuesday. I bought these cute (and heavy) candle holders shaped like tiki heads and thought about some flowers, a sun and some flip flops. It is pretty close to the end of the school year.

KHalstead Posted 3 May 2006 , 1:15pm

MariaLovesCake.............those bouquets are great, but my goodness..they cost a fortune1!!!!!!!!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 5 May 2006 , 8:03pm
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MariaLovesCake.............those bouquets are great, but my goodness..they cost a fortune1!!!!!!!!




Yes, they do. Those cookie bouquets are VERY expensive. I bought one for my husband long time ago for Valentines and they charged like $30 for 5 cookies.

And also I wanted to ask, the sucker stick are also okay in the oven?

TealiciouslyYours Posted 5 May 2006 , 8:31pm

MariaLovesCakes, you mentioned the Wilton cookie recipe... which one? I found several on the Wilton site. Are you referring to the 'Roll-out Cookie' recipe? I'm trying to find a recipe that will hold together when I make the bigger/thicker cookies. Thanks!

MariaLovesCakes Posted 5 May 2006 , 8:54pm
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MariaLovesCakes, you mentioned the Wilton cookie recipe... which one? I found several on the Wilton site. Are you referring to the 'Roll-out Cookie' recipe? I'm trying to find a recipe that will hold together when I make the bigger/thicker cookies. Thanks!





Yes, its the Roll out cookie recipe, but they changed it on the new book.

Here is the one I use all the time and i LOVE it!

Roll Out Cookies
(20-24 Cookies)

1 cup of butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla extract (clear but I have use the other one too)
2 tsp of baking powder
3 cups of flour

Preheat oven to 400 F.

1. In large bowl cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
3. Mix baking powder and flour, adding one cup at a time and mixing well.
4. The dough will be stiff. Blend last cup of flour by hand.
5. Do not chill.
6. Divide into 2 balls.
7. Roll out dough into 12 inch diameter and 1/8 inch (I just eyeball this)
8. Cut into shapes desired and bake for 6-7 minutes or until lightly golden brown

Dough can be tinted with Icing color.

I can't tell you how much I like this recipe. I love it!

TealiciouslyYours Posted 5 May 2006 , 9:20pm

Thank you, MLC. I will try it this weekend! It sounds great! icon_smile.gif

MariaLovesCakes Posted 5 May 2006 , 9:30pm
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Thank you, MLC. I will try it this weekend! It sounds great! icon_smile.gif




Oh, I forgot to mention that one of the reasons I love this recipe is that you DON'T have to chill the dough. Once you mix it you can use it right away!

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