Ok, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm talking about cookies. Chocolate chip cookies to be exact. Everyone loves them and they're easy to make (especially if you use a mix, which I did).
I made these as a birthday gift for my brother-in-law who happens to be lactose intolerant (I think this allergy is even worse than mine. Imagine not being able to have a glass of milk, a piece of chocolate, ice cream, butter, cheese, or just about any packaged product that contains whey, even bread.) So it was a serious challange to make chocolate chip cookies since many of the recipes, mixes, and chocolate chips contain milk or some form of milk(milk protein, whey, milk fat, etc.).
After careful investigation, I found a mix that does not contain any milk-Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookie mix. However, butter is the suggested fat ingredient to make them, but I had a plan. From past experience, I know the Fleischmann's unsalted margarine does'nt contain any form of milk, so I used it instead of butter. The result was still very good.
I packaged them in a recycled basil container and covered the label with my own. It worked out well. Although 4 cookies would'nt fit, so I had to eat them! Actually, I shared them with my mom and my co-workers. I'm so sweet, are'nt I?
Do you ever give food or sweets as a gift?