Saturday, January 16, 2010

Giraffe Bikkies in a Jar - A Gift

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. ~Laiko Bahrs

Inspired by some pretty pink cookies we decided it would make a nice gift for our cousins to give them some giraffe cookies.

Of course after carefully layering the ingredients to make sure they fit neatly in the jar...

we had to try baking them... just to make sure the recipe worked well. You know!

Of course, it worked beautifully. The orange flavoured M&M's gave a delicious flavour to these cookies which Ess has dubbed Giraffe Cookies.

They made a lovely gift with the recipients exclaiming, "Wow, what a great idea!" They fit my bill of what constitutes a great gift - they encourage creativity and productivity in children, it is not plastic or licensed or made on the production line. It is unique and hopefully a memorable gift for our cousins.

I am sure I'll be using this idea again for gifts throughout the year. Just need to find enough jars exactly the right size.


Homestay Mama said...

You are always an inspiration, Cee. This is yet another of your wonderful ideas and creations! I'd ask for the recipe, except sugar and I are not fond of each other! :-(


This is a fun idea, looking great!

Hope you have had a loevely weekend,


Cee said...

Thankyou ladies. HS Mama you'll find a sugar free recipe for some Simple Crunchy Cookies in my sidebar. Also Ess created her own recipe today and I was curious to note that it did not have any sugar in it - apart from a little dark choc and maple syrup. Very impressive.

We did enjoy our weekend - a rollerskating party was enjoyed by all. :)


Gramma 2 Many said...

I do not think orange flavored m&m's are available here. I have never seen them anyway.
They do look good. I have to bake a couple of batches of cookies for a blood drive this weekend that is being held in memory of a young man in our community who was murdered just before Christmas.

Cee said...

You might be right Gramma. I think that Jaffa is quite an Aussie flavour - choc/orange. Read about it here:

I am curious about what a blood drive is! That is such sad news.

shandora said...

yummieee! have to go and check out that recipe, cause in my case, sugar and I are friends! yoopeee!

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