Jun 18, 2007

Father's Day


Coming up with gifts for my Dad is always difficult. He doesn't really *need* anything, and always says, "Nothing." when you ask him what he wants. One year for my Dad's birthday, my sister asked him that question and he gave the usual answer. Being a smart alek, she wrapped up a box of "nothing"... an empty box. What was supposed to be funny, didn't turn out that way. She said she could see the disappointment pass over his face and she felt bad.

Me, when all else fails... I bake him cookies. Homemade cookies from scratch are a rare treat for anyone in my family (because no one but me bakes). So, I spent Sunday morning baking him Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Chocolate cookie on the outside with peanut butter filling on the inside. Don't they look yummy?!


After scurrying around the house looking for the "perfect" container to put them in, the best I could come up with was a Christmas gift bag!! It doesn't look too Christmasy, does it?


Notice the card... No writing on the front. I bet you're wondering why? For years, my Dad gave me a hard time about writing on the front and sealing the envelope. "You could re-use that envelope," he'd tell me. Yeah, OK Dad. So I stopped putting "Dad" on the front and stopped licking the flap. LOL HE can re-use the envelope if he wishes.

And wouldn't you know.... He "noticed" the Christmas bag!

7 comments:

Mylene said...

That sounds yummy!!

Tessa said...

Those cookies look awesome, I hope your dad enjoyed them :) My dad always says a 'punnet of petunias' when we ask him what he wants so we usually buy him a gift voucher for a nursery....it get boring buying the same gift but he seems to look forward to it now.

Ranae said...

Those look yummy!! Chocolate & peanut butter yummm!!

Dianne said...

I adore Chocolate and Peanut Butter! Any chance of getting the recipe for these yummies?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Cookies are a great idea! No better way to say I love you!

Sharon said...

Those cookies look very yummy!

stitcherw said...

What a yummy present to give, I'll bet he loved it (I would). As to the card, I didn't think it looked to Christmasy. A gingerbread boy on a bag with cookies I think is actually kind of a good fit. :)
Sue