Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cookie Gift Basket

I can’t think of anyone who does not like cookies. A cookie gift basket is an ideal present for nearly everyone. They are a nice treat for someone who is recovering from an injury or for someone who just needs a little cheer. Cookies remind many of us of our childhood. Even the scent of cookies can bring a smile to a person’s face. There is no wonder why cookie gift baskets are growing in popularity.
Some people have the patience, skill and talent to create a cookie gift basket on their own. Many of my friends and relatives are avid bakers. They create amazing cookie treats from scratch and I simply scratch my head in wonder of their talent. Many of these friends and family members are also very crafty. These talented individuals have no trouble arranging even the most delicate cookies in a display that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette.
I am not one of those people. You will never find me creating a cookie gift basket on my own. I do not have the patience that is required to bake from scratch. My idea of baking is breaking the cookie dough off of the square at the perforated seams. Even the pre-made cookie dough that comes in the very familiar log is too vexing for me. The dough is either too tough to cut or it is too soft and the dough winds up in a tangled mess.
Then there is the whole heating and waiting part. It requires some math skill. It also requires patience, which as I mentioned before, I am lacking. If I do finally create edible cookies, I doubt that I can create an appealing cookie gift basket because that requires even more patience in the attempt to arrange the cookies in an attractive fashion. In my experience, really good cookies are soft and the very thought of breaking an edible cookie that I made from scratch is unbearable.
When it comes to creating a cookie gift basket from the heart, I turn to the professionals. I can actually save a lot of time and money by simply ordering a cookie gift basket from someone who has the talent and the patience that I lack. I also want to make sure that I don’t give my loved ones anything that may lead to a tummy ache.