Easy. Peasy. Yummy.

This past weekend, my MOH-extraordinaire, two lovely bridesmaids, and my super-fabulously-awesome Mum threw me a Kitchen Tea party. It was all sorts of fun, and I’ll be sure to tell you more about that as soon as I get some of the photographs uploaded. But in the meantime, I thought I’d share a quick and super-easy gift idea with you.

You see, I knew I wanted to give my bridal posse a little somethin’ somethin’ for all of their efforts in planning the shower, but I was a slack bride-to-be and left my planning until the last minute. Of course, by the time the weekend rolled around, I was up to my ears in work and also suffering from a chesty cough o’doom. What’s a girl to do? Well, she’s to BAKE of course! I decided to whip something sweet up in the kitchen, package it up and  write a nice card—a gift made with love, sweetness and a whole lot of sugar!

Mission for the day? Snickerdoodles.


One of my bridesmaids is vegan and my maid of honour is a hater of nuts, so I needed something fairly simple that I could make with ingredients I already had. I used this recipe from Vegan Cookies (although I cut back on a little bit of the sugar (SUGAR! Yeah!) and only used 2.5 cups of flour) and they turned out, for this novice baker, pretty freaking delish.


I may or may not be blaming these babies for not fitting into my wedding dress in the next few months. Really, the smell of sugar & cinnamon combined is kind of lethal. They came out a gorgeous mixture of crunchy and chewy. Mmm.


Anywho, after prying the cookies out of Mr. Jaguar’s hands, I set about figuring out how to package them up. If I’d thought ahead, I would’ve gone and got cute little gift boxes for them, but unfortunately, I couldn’t find anything remotely suitable in our apartment. Instead, I made do: with plain old everyday freezer bags. I simple stacked the cookies in the bag, chopped off the excess bag at the top, and tied together with a ribbon in one of our wedding colours.


Sure, it’s not a fancy gift bag, but it did the trick ”“ I added on a handmade card and made sure I left them a personalised “thank you, you’re awesome, I love you” message, and that was that.


Next time I bake pressies, I’ll definitely invest in some goodie bags for them, but these still turned out okay. They were cheap, chic, and edible: and they went down a treat. (Ba-dum-ching.)

Did you give your girls a thank-you gift at your kitchen tea/bridal shower?


Mrs. Jaguar

July 31
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:30 pm

    OMG! Snickerdoodles are my nostalgic favorite. Mom and I would make them all the time when I lived at home. (She’s coming into town tomorrow so maybe we’ll make some, inspired by Miss Jag!)

  2. magic Member
    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 7:59 pm

    I have a shower coming up, and I need to think of a hostess gift. Might be baking, thanks to this inspiration!

  3. biscuit Member
    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 9:13 pm

    MMMMMM those look so good! I want some!

  4. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6540 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:03 am

    @Miss Hyena & @Miss Tartlet & @Miss Candy Apple: Ladies, they were seriously AMAZING. Seriously. 😀

  5. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6540 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:04 am

    @Mrs. Taco: Ya, as a first timer of the doodles, I am a big fan.

    @Mrs. Trail Mix: I thought they turned out pretty well!

    @Kcoleybear: The girls really liked them – mum wants the recipe!

  6. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6540 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:05 am

    @Miss Elephant: They WERE yummy!
    @Miss Ostrich: They’ve quickly become mine & Mr. Jag’s new favourite too.
    @Miss Gazelle: Gift giving is hard, yo.

  7. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6540 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:11 am

    @Mrs. Earrings: I can’t believe I’d never heard of them until now. They were SO EASY.
    @Miss Pain au Chocolat: That is so cute, I hope you make some with your mum. And also: mmm. If I wasn’t on a diet, I’d be whipping up another batch NOW.
    @Miss Magic: Baking is fun! 😀
    @Miss Biscuit: We call ’em biscuits here, so since they match your character, I give you permission to EAT THEM.

  8. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:58 am

    OMG Yes I LOVE those cookies. And I think that it is so sweet of you to bake for your girls!

  9. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6540 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:24 am

    @Mrs. Meerkat: They all really liked ’em, so that was what mattered. 😀

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