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You Won’t Go Wrong To Send Cookies As Birthday Gifts To Someone You Love

27 Apr

cookiesYour Mom’s cookies will always be the best for you. Or so you thought until you had your first taste of your wife’s chocolate chip cookies. You then began to love cookies more than ever and you resolve to feed that cookie monster within every time you get the opportunity (the truth is, you vowed to create opportunities instead of just wait for them to come!) No one will argue with the fact that cookies are good to eat. Dieters have been known to succumb to temptations and break their will when presented with the best smelling and tasting cookies they ever saw. It seems that no soul on earth can resist taking a nibble of a peanut butter cookie or a apple filled cookie. Everyone turns to a cookie monster every time they come into the presence of a tray full of sugarcookies or brownie filled cookies. And for the health nut, there are oatmeal cookies too.

You won’t go wrong to send cookies as birthday gifts to someone you love. They are sure to appreciate a tray or a basketful of rocky road cookies or butter almond crunch cookies. Cookies are one of the most comforting foods around as everyone will always have memories of Mom’s cookies baking in her favorite oven back in their old hometown. Children’s parties will never be complete without cookies. Ice cream and cake may be standard treats for birthdays but cookies will have their own special place in children’s hearts. There will always be room for one more cookie in a child’s stomach, anytime, anywhere.

Cookie cutters kept on growing in popularity as more designs were created. During the 1970’s and into the 1980’s more people became domestic and worked on their own crafts at home, including decorated cookies. During this era we also witnessed an increase in spendable income, allowing people to spend more on such hobbies. As with many other products, there was a trend during the last quarter of the century to make manufacturing less expensive, and more cookie cutters were being manufactured in places like Malaysia, China, and other countries. However, cookie cutter production somehow survived being moved completely out of country and there are still many cutters being produced in America.

Now you can find cookie cutters in just about any shape or size. Copper is now a commonly used material for cookie cutters, but plastic and tin are still the most commonly found. If you can’t find a particular shape, there are cookie cutter companiesthat will create a custom shape for you. Likewise, you can buy your own kit to design and create your own cookie cutter.

While cookie cutters are being bought for the obvious purpose of cutting out sugar cookies, there is also a lot of people that search for, bid on, and buy cookies simply to collect them. There is even an official Cookie Cutter Collectors Club (CCCC) that meets regularly and has a big following. There are at least a couple of Cookie Cutter Museums, and enthusiasts even enjoy a “National Cookie Cutter Week” (started by the CCCC) during the first week of December. Of course this marks the beginning of the biggest time of the year for decorating cookies: the Christmas season. Even if you don’t care for the holiday, who can resist biting into a yellow frosted star cookie?

If you plan in baking your frozen or chilled dough logs, get them out of your chiller or freezer. Your small cookie mixture rounds which you just made are now ready for baking although they might need additional minutes inside your oven. The small dough logs you created must go through defrosting first before you cut and bake them. You may defrost your cookies on a clean counter top or through a microwave.

Freezing your cookies & cookie dough mixtures is always good just in case you get those cookie cravings.