Just in case you are curious about what I put away in my giveaway boxes I thought I should post this. Homemade gifts are great, thoughtful gifts for friends and family...well, at least I think so. I try to do it every year when I have the time. All the people who ended up signing up for the giveaway were my personal friends so I decided to give away the boxes to everyone who signed up.
I finalized on these three recipes to put in my cookie tins. They were tested by my kitchen and passed. =)
Here are the links for the recipes!
Lemon ricotta cookies seemed to be everyone's favorite! It is one of my favs and I don't have a sweet tooth so I love the lemon-y lightness of the cookie. Plus, the texture is soft from the cheese.
These chewy chocolate chip cookies are totally scrumptious and my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just how I like my chocolate chip cookies....perfectly soft and chewy! They are semi-technical to make because the recipe has weight measurements so you have to use a food scale. You also have to refrigerate the dough for an hour before you bake it but it is so worth the effort! I cannot say that enough. The results are awesome. You won't believe you even made these yourself after you have a bite.
Last but not least, I put ancho chili rosemary roasted nuts in tin because not everyone has a sweet tooth so nuts were an easy choice. Definitely check this recipe out!
If you are curious, I purchased these non-toxic cookie tins from The Container Store. I found the velvet ribbon from MJ Trim. And, I got the cellophane bags at Sur La Table so the contents inside the tin wouldn't be a total mess by the time the receiver got the box in the mail.
So 'til next year!