Send Cookie Baskets As Easter Gifts For Kids

Easter is just around the corner and it’s a great day to shower your children with love. Are you wondering what to get for your child? It does not need to be difficult. Instead of traditional gift baskets full of chocolates and jelly beans, you can get special themed gift baskets that can be interesting and fun as Easter Gifts for Kids.

Why not order some freshly baked and preservatives free gourmet cookies? They are arranged beautifully and tastefully to suit the recipient.The cookies come in assorted flavors like Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Macadamia with White Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Cherry and Double Chocolate Chunk. If you are looking for a cookie bouquet for your boy, why not get a gourmet cookie bouquet in a pick-up truck, monster truck or motorcycle? They are made of ceramics and become a keepsake item.You can even get a sports themed cookie baskets for a sport enthusiast. The cookies are shaped like balls, bats, jerseys and other sports equipments.

If your little girl love flowers, gourmet cookies arranged in a flower pot would make an ideal gift. It can be personalized with greetings and your little girls’ first name.Some of the cookie bouquets are arranged in a Easter Bunny planters, personalized tins and white boxes.Dora The Explorer Themed Gift Basket is a big hit among the little girls. M & M candy Cookies along with assorted brownies and Pecan Meltaways filled in a Dora The Explorer Bucket will create a smile on your childs’ face.

The cookies are wrapped and packaged with delicate care to ensure freshness and comes with complimentary greeting message. These Easter Gifts for Kids can be easily ordered online. Going store to store shopping may be time consuming so ordering online will be more affordable. The online store opens 24/7. So simply place an order and the gift baskets will be delivered to you. Just imagine your kids excitement when he receives a surprise gift!

Prepare Yourself For The Powerpuff Girls Party

It’s party time, and the best way to make things easier on yourself is to decide on a theme such as a Powerpuff Girls party. If your daughter is a fan, a Powerpuff Girls Party is sure to be a success! Here are some easy hints and tips to make your party go off without a hitch!

Since the professor created the Powerpuff girls from sugar and spice and everything nice, it would be the perfect setting to allow guests are your Powerpuff Girls Party to create their own powerpuff girls out of premade cookie dough. Each girl could be given her own bit of dough (be sure to bake some yourself–perhaps even have them made ahead of time, just in case of a mishap such as a broken cookie) then, after the cookies are baked and cooled, each girl could choose their favorite Powerpuff girl and be given a picture to use to decorate their cookie to match! A good alternative if your girls are not old enough to decorate with that much detail, would be to have powerpuff girl cookies decorated according to character, but allow them to make one of their own and frost it in the color that coordinates with the character they like best.

Sleepover Powerpuff Girls Parties work very well as sleepovers. Just be sure to include any necessities such as sleeping bags or pillows in the invitations. You can even set up a tent in your back yard or living room to make it special. If you are planning a back yard tent slumber party, remember to have a back up plan in case of weather problems or scared campers, and consider including a flashlight with fresh batteries in loot bags for every guest. Another thing to remember with Sleepovers is to specify exact pick up and drop off times to ensure there are no mix ups later.

Girls’ Night In

I had the privilege of being invited to the home of my 86 year old neighbor. Her objective was to teach me how to make her delicious Scottish shortbread cookies. What fun we had measuring, stirring, chatting and baking. She is an incredible woman and I discovered that night that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to plan an enjoyable girls’ night in.

In this fast paced world, we often forget just how amazing simplicity can be. Some of the best moments in life are remembered fondly because they were spent building relationships, enjoying each other’s company, and discovering the histories that shaped us and the dreams that propel us forward.

So, the next time you’re searching for the perfect activity to share with your friends, why not keep it simple and invite them over for an evening of baking, cooking, scrapbooking or any other activity or hobby you all enjoy. Learn from each other and enhance the depth of your friendships.

I wish you could all meet my 86 year old neighbor, but since you can’t, I’ll share with you what she shared with me… her recipe for Scottish shortbread cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup fruit sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour

Instructions:

  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add rice flour and stir to a creamy consistency.
  • Gradually work in the flour (using a sifter).
  • Knead the mixture till smooth.
  • Note: You may not need all of the flour. When there is about 1/4 of a cup of flour left, start kneading the mixture so that you will be able to feel when the dough changes from too wet to just right.
  • Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and pat each piece into its own 8 inch foil pie plate.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the dough about an eighth of an inch from the sides.
  • Precut the dough into the number of slices/pieces you would like to have upon completion (You will use these same lines to cut the cookies out after baking.
  • Prick each piece several times with a fork.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the oven down to 275 degrees.
  • Bake for 25-40 minutes to complete (depending on your baking pans and oven).
  • Remove from oven, cut, cool and enjoy with a hot beverage and good friends.

Note: You can make these cookies in other pans and cut them into different shapes and sizes. What you MUST get right is the texture of the dough and the pierce marks before baking. Also, be careful not to overbake.

Keep it Simple! Make it Fun!