Cookies & Milk

My husband’s favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie, but not any ordinary chocolate chip cookie. It must be homemade. I’m sure most of us can agree with him… you can’t beat a homemade chocolate chip cookie. The only problem: I am yet to find that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve tried several to no avail, so my default recipe is either the one on the back of Trader Joe’s chocolate morsel bag or the one found on the back of Nestle’s chocolate morsel bag. Why? For one, convenience… and two, they definitely beat out all the other recipes I have tried.  Simply, we think they are good! One I am yet to try is the New York Times recipe… the allegedly most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only reason I have not tried that one yet is because when that craving hits there is no time to wait! Am I right? For those of you that are not familiar with that recipe, after making your dough, you must (yes, must!) wait 36 hours before baking your cookies. That’s one of the secrets of it’s amazingness. I do have every intention to give that recipe a try… as a matter of fact, quite soon. However, today I won’t be sharing any recipes with you…fooled you with all this talk about recipes, didn’t I? ;) Hey, I’m sure most of you already have some recipe you like to make… feel free to send them my way if you think you’ve got a killer one! What I am here to share with you today is a cute and simple way to package the beloved chocolate chip cookie in bite size. Packaging that involves glass milk bottles. Sound cute to you? :D

Now, I did have to do a tiny experimentation (no pun intended;)). I’ve never made bite size portions; portions that will easily go inside the bottles, so I wasn’t exactly sure how big each drop needed to be and how many morsels per drop. To help me create small drops and make the process faster, I used a piping bag which did make the process faster. I cut off about an 1″- 1.25″ inch off of the tip of the bag. I filled it with the cookie dough minus the morsels. I piped about 3/4″ inch drops (maybe a tad bit smaller) and placed one morsel in the center of each drop. The size worked! However, as you can see I could have at least added another morsel… Or actually next time I would use the mini morsels instead.

After allowing the cookies to cool completely, it was time to fill up the milk bottles. I had found these milk bottles bottles at Hobby Lobby for $1, but if you are a Starbuck’s Frappuccino drinker, you can also use those as well. Now check out how cute the cookies look in the milk bottle…

Wouldn’t these make adorable party favors…. or a sweet addition to a gift basket, or a thank you gift, or a just because gift… or a gift for that chocolate chip cookie lover in your life.

Can you guess who I gave these two milk bottles to? ;)

Have a wonderful weekend ya’ll!

11 Comments

  1. August 31, 2012  9:28 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Cookies look great, especially in the milk bottle jars.
    What a cute gift these would make for neighbors and friends.
    I think I could eat a handful right about now to go with my morning coffee.
    ColleenB.

  2. August 31, 2012  10:36 am by Maha Reply

    Too bad it was not me! I would love to of had those cookies!

  3. August 31, 2012  10:36 am by Amnah Reply

    You. Are. My. Hero.

  4. August 31, 2012  12:34 pm by esra Reply

    This was tooo cute!!!! and looks D-lish!

  5. August 31, 2012  2:00 pm by rema Reply

    Love it, by the way I tried the New York Times recipe for eid, for me they were still a little doughy not chewy enough, but thats a personal preference, now readers digest held a contest a few years back and I must say to date , that is the beast recipe yet, the cookies were perfect!!

  6. August 31, 2012  6:10 pm by JaneEllen Reply

    Oh boy am I ever hungry for choc. chip cookies now. I'm going to cheat tho and buy City Mkt. cookie dough. I get enuf cookies but not too many since I tend to really pig out on them. Their dough is about a $1 or more less.
    I use the mini morsels and double the recipe, plenty of morsels in each cookie. I put the morsels in my cookie dough also. I also have to keep myself from eating the dough.
    I'll go to Hobby Lobby to look for those little bottles, hope they have them.
    Think you'll have started something Maysem, every body will be sending you their choc. chip recipes. I just make the recipe on the morsels bag. I don't make as many cookies as I used to as I want to eat them, wear a path to the kitchen many times a day to eat cookies. Have no will power when cookies are at stake. There's only hubs and I to eat them now and he has will power to spare. Guess I could give some away huh? When I went to the dentist couple weeks ago he asked me to bake him some cookies. Ok think I'll have to go get some mini morsels. They're less expensive even than the prepared dough. I subscribed under a different email address as I won't be using Century link after today. Have to resubscribe to all my favorite bloggers. Have a great weekend.

  7. September 2, 2012  4:32 pm by Claudine Reply

    These look wonderful!!!!
    The cutest idea to put them in milk jars!!!

  8. September 4, 2012  11:36 am by Claudine Reply

    I had to come back, LOL! I was thinking this is a great idea to sell at Christmas Fairs, the milk bottle with some kind of a label saying "Cookies for Santa"... Hugs,

  9. September 4, 2012  7:47 pm by Amy of while wearing heels Reply

    Oh my goodness...your pictures are lovely. Those cookies look delicious. The way you served them is ADORABLE. And, have a new blog look. I missed out on a lot! Of course, I am leaving here inspired...and hungry :)

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