Thursday, July 20, 2006

I Said It With Cookies!

What brings a smile to just about anyone's face?

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?


Unknown said...

Hmmm...I give them as happies ALL THE TIME! I don't usually use them for a birthday gift or something like that, but almost any time I bake, someone will be getting a treat! I like to cook and give it away!

Anonymous said...

When my boys where in college they came home on weeekends they always left with the chocolate chip cookies(their faorite ) I made enough for them to have during the week.Is great to make and give away their smile on their face pay off.

barb said...

I my early married life I would give away food as a housewarming gift and include the recipe. Most of the time it was cookies or brownies. I like giving and receiving food as a gift. I think it means a lot.
Good job on making your BIL cookies he could are sweet.

Joe said...

How cute - love the label.

I often bake for gifts - especially at the holidays... We blogged about our adventure this past christmas - I might have over did it then hee hee!

Randi said...

i have a vegan choc. chip cookie recipe from a vegan food blogger. It's gotten rave reviews if you're interested.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I give out sweets as gifts around the holidays.

I buy dairy-free chocolate chips for my son, since they're made in a peanut and nut free facility also. Using a dairy-free substitute for butter, you can make just about any chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Crystal said...

Where did you make/get that label? It looks so dang neat...I need it!!!


Annie said...

Claire, I'm with you. I give everyting away. Sometimes I forget to save myself a piece!

Bambola, I'm sure they really appreciated that. You are the best!

Randi, I would like it when you get a chance. Thanks.

Paula, Is there a certain brand you use?

Crystal, My friend Jen from Casual Slack is a graphic artist and she made it for me. It is cute is'nt it?