Cookie gives are a simple and sweet give for your daily give. The joy and happiness spread through this daily give is worth it! Do you remember a time in your life, when things were not going well and a simple act of kindness from someone gave you hope and made you feel that all is not lost? Do you remember when a smile crept across your face? Hold on to that time and think about the countless people around the world who would benefit from a small act of giving and that same reassurance. The gift of a give – no matter the size – is all that is required for a person to know that he or she can make things better.
Speaking of giving, cookies have always been a favorite with everyone. Packing home made cookies or bringing a fresh store bought pack of cookies will always bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Here are some ways to share and spread happiness through cookies.
A cookie gram is a gift made of cookies that is delivered by courier or post to the person you wish to sent to showing that you are thinking of them. Send a cookie gram with a nice warm message to a young relative who is starting school or college and is away from home, to a friend celebrating birthday or anyone who can benefit with this delicious give.
There are lot of children who longs for a stable home and to be felt wanted. Giving deliciously packed cookies to a local orphanage, children’s shelter, or family shelter, will not only cheer them up but will have both of you, the giver and the receiver, count your blessings and fill your heart with gratitude.
The real heroes in year 2020 are our front line health workers who have been working tirelessly and providing utmost care and service as we all navigate Covid conditions and restrictions in our cities. Sharing and giving cookies will show how much they are appreciated. That’s the least we can do to say “Thank You”. Give a small package of cookies to the person at your grocery store check out, local hospital staff, the corner store worker who has guaranteed you don’t run out of anything at home.
I remember a time when I had moved into a new house and between unpacking and attending to a toddler there were a zillion other things to do in between. Our new neighbour bought us freshly baked cookies with a pot of coffee. This small act of giving made a big difference to an otherwise stressful day.
Last month, we received a small pack of cookies at our doorstep. No message, just a box of scrumptious cookies. Inside the box, under the wrap, we found a small note from my husband’s group manager extending appreciation for all the hard work and extra hours he put in. A simple appreciation with a box of cookies says it all.
There are lot of places like senior homes, fire stations and local charities that will benefit from your give.
Preheat oven 180 degrees C. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
List A – Dry Ingredients
2 cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
List B – Wet Ingredients
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
List C – Also add
1.5 tsp vanilla essence
List D – Toppings
1 cup chocolate chip (white, dark or mini chips)
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