Cookie Bouquet Supplies
- Box of HomeFree Cookies (minis or soft bake, I’ll tell you about both)
- HomeFree Natural Chocolate Chips
- Powdered Sugar
- Sticks (at least 8” long)
- Aluminum foil
- Paintbrushes (1-4, assorted sizes)
- Styrofoam (make sure it fits in your holder)
- Sharpie Markers
- Tissue Paper
- Holder can be a Mug or Flower Pot (I got mine at the dollar store and will decorate it with sharpies) **Make sure it can withstand being heated to 150 degrees F
- Any other fluff or ribbons to decorate with
Actual Step by Step
- Lay out all of your supplies
2. Melt the chocolate adhesive… Not sure how? Visit this site for some direction http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/questions-about-cooking-with-chocolate2.htm
5. You will have time to lay the stick into the chocolate so don’t rush. I used a small unused paint brush to drizzle the chocolate onto the back of the cookie. For the big cookies I used two lollipop sticks for extra support. I got these sticks at JoAnn Fabric, but popsicle sticks work just as well!
7. Repeat this process for all of the big cookies and then set aside or in the refrigerator so the chocolate hardens.
8. Next you will repeat the process with the mini-cookies. These cookies are crunchy so they are plenty sturdy and will only require the support of one stick.
9. After you have done all of the mini cookies and placed them in the fridge your new focus is the mugs.
10. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees F. Now…Have fun! Decorate the mug with a sharpie marker and doodle, write, be silly!
11.After you have created the next Mona Lisa, place the mugs in the oven for 30 minutes. Baking the mugs makes the writing permanent.
12. Turn your attention back to the cookies. By this point the adhesive chocolate should be hardened. If not, do not panic, just wait a little longer.
13.While you are waiting take the powdered sugar and repeat a similar process that you had done when melting the chocolate. I just added a bit of water and then stirred in the sugar until I got the consistency I wanted. This will be used for decorating so you want to be able to see the white.
14. Now go check on your cookies, if they are hardened feel free to take them out and paint all over them with the chocolate spread or powdered sugar.
15. Return them to the fridge and allow them to harden again.
16. Check on the mugs. If the time is up take them out and allow them to cool before you handle them.
17. At this time you can wrap your Styrofoam in tissue paper to make it look cute.
18. When the mugs are cool, place the Styrofoam in the mug and begin to press the cookies on sticks into the foam.
19. You can take the cookies out and decorate them further like I did here, or keep them plain. Either way!
20. Arrange them however you like and then finish by decorating with ribbon, tool or whatever else you like!
21. Voila! You have a cute homemade treat that everyone can have!
Need recipes for the chocolate chips and melted vanilla icings? Refer to Allergen Free Baking cook book by Jill Robbins. It is readily available of the HomeFree store site!