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Easy and Pretty Cookie Treat Holder

Have you read the 5 Love Languages? I was listening to a Sunday school class and the teacher mentioned how service is her love language. As I thought about it, I realized that mine is, too. I really love to help others. I guess it is partly selfish because it makes me happy and forget my own stuff when I do something for someone else. And when someone does something for me it really makes me feel cared about.

A few weeks ago a friend of mine dropped off some amazing cookies. I probably ate half the bag in one day. No regrets- hah! She made me some gluten free cookies because we both understand the struggle of being gluten free. Her dropping that off just made my day. And that wasn’t the first time she did that. Plus she also gave me a Dr. Pepper when I was having a rough day. You can probably say I am winning in the friend department. Anyway, another friend made my family these delicious cookies and they looked so tempting but I couldn’t eat them. She had posted her recipe online so I just substituted the ingredients to what I could eat.* They are so so so good. Like, you can’t even tell they are gluten free. So I made like 40+ cookies and thought she may also like to have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can’t judge here!

When bringing someone cookies I don’t think you have to have a pretty packaging. Heck, I’d take cookies even if they were rolled up in toilet paper. Clean toilet paper that is. But yeah…I won’t say no to cookies in all its simplicity. But, if you perhaps want to gift it or have your kids decorate some plates, here is an idea:

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Materials:
2 paper plates (doesn’t matter if there is a design on the inside, just has to be solid on the bottom)
paint brush
paint
washi tape
napkin
treats of your choice!

What To Do:

  1. Does this even need steps? It is so simple and totally up to you how you’d like to decorate. I kept it simple and just painted squiggly lines, straight lines and dashes on the bottom of one of the plates.
  2. Let it dry and place a napkin on the top of the other plate. Fill with goodies and fold napkin onto it so it doesn’t stick out on the sides.
  3. Place painted paper plate on top and secure with two pieces of washi tape on opposite sides. You can tape a tag on the top or just deliver as is. It just adds a little something but honestly, don’t underestimate the power of a simple delivery without “cute” packaging. It is just enough to serve without a pretty packaging. I am always a little nervous about sharing stuff because I don’t want to overwhelm people with what they feel like they need to do. I just like to do it because it makes me happy to come up with new things and want to share them in case someone is specifically looking for it.

Well that took a turn. Anyway, happy baking or shopping or whatever! Do what makes you happy and try to make someone else happy while you’re at it. xo *I substituted the regular flour with Gluten Free Baking Flour from Costco, eggs with flax seeds and water, and regular butter with vegan butter. And don’t skip the salt. It is the ultimate garnish.

2 thoughts on “Easy and Pretty Cookie Treat Holder

  1. These were easily the BEST cookies I’ve had! You’re the greatest! Thanks for being such a great friend!

    1. Steph has a great recipe! So happy you liked them. You are a wonderful friend and deserve all the gluten-free cookies. Lova ya!

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