Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Fair Trade Gift for a Friend

Recently a dear friend of mine lost a loved one quite suddenly.  I knew that she and her family had received many frozen meals from friends in the wake of the death.  Still I wanted to bring something to the family at the memorial service, which would be at their home.  My friend's family owns a winery so wine seemed inappropriate and I never really want to bring cut flowers, which die quickly or a potted plant that they then need to tend to.  

A wonderful fair trade gift for a friend during a time of need.

Unsure what to do I consulted Pinterest since one can find anything on there.  Sure enough I found a great fair trade gift idea!  Frozen homemade cookies with directions for preparation.  This way my friend and her family could pop one or a dozen in the oven whenever they were in need of a cookie.  I know that when I am sad sometimes I just need a cookie and homemade cookies are the best.

The fair trade ingredients I used for my fair trade gift.

Here's the recipe that I used:


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) organic butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated Fair Trade sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed Fair Trade brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I need to pick up more Fair Trade vanilla for future baking projects)
  • 2 large organic cage free eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Fair Trade semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto plate and place in freezer.
  • For my friend's note I wrote: preheat the oven and place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bak for 9 to 11 minute (possibly longer if they put them in frozen).
I put the cookies on a plate and froze them and then put the frozen cookies in the package with some ribbon.

I did save two for my son! 

From you friends at Fair Trade San Diego! 

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