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The bouquet pictured has 8 Valentine Day Cookies neatly arranged in a large mug. I still have to wrap it in cellophane and tie it at the top with a fancy ribbon. I donated it to our senior citizen's group in February to be used as one of the door prizes. By MCW from NY
how about placing your darling cookies in a valentine's vase or valentine's champagne glass (plastic) from the dollar store instead of the mug for a little more "holdiay spirit" and flair??? wouldn't cost much and would look terrific! best of luck to you, grmmynet
I chose a mug in place of a Valentine vase or a plastic champagne glass. Senior citizens are big coffee drinkers, and the person who wins this bouquet would more than likely throw out a useless container. Also I was able to buy 3 brand new coffee mugs at 49 cents each at a second hand thrift store.
What kind of strawberry drink mix did you use for the cookies? Is it pre-sweetened?
Nestle Nesquik contains the sugar already in the mix. I tried to buy an off-brand strawberry drink mix in one of the other grocery stores, but couldn't find it. So I had to buy the Nestle name brand. It gives the cookies just a hint of strawberry flavor, and it's not necessary to decorate them exactly as shown in the recipe.