Yesterday the boys started third grade. I can't believe they are getting so old! I remember my third grade very fondly, I hope the boys will do the same. To help ease the craziness of the *First Day of School* I made *Monster Cookies* for the boys to enjoy and to hand out their teachers (past and present). I followed the recipe from the Baked: New Frontiers in Baking cook book. Actually, I never heard about Monster Cookies until getting the Baked book. They are a classic cookie and are typically made with peanut butter, rolled oats and M&M's. Of course you have to use a full sized ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough so you end up with monster-sized delicious cookies. Download the Cookie Band HERE.
For the packaging the cookies these simple steps were followed:
1. Wrap cookies in parchment or wax paper. Tape on back side to hold paper in place.
2. Place band over the center of cookie (use a piece of double sided-tape to hold in place).
3. Close band around cookie and seal with sticker or tape. If I had remembered, I would have also tied with baker's twine.
4. Enjoy or distribute.
P.S. I will upload the file for the 'Happy First Day of School' band shortly.