It's the Beloved's birthday today, so I decided to make him a cookie bouquet. I saw this in a magazine but I can't remember where or when... so I just winged it. I made ginger macadamia cookies, and chocolate ones, using recipes from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. I would have liked to have used a flower cookie cutter and iced them...but it's been a very busy week, I haven't had much time. And I had to bake them while he was away in Perth so he wouldn't know what I was up to. But hey, they still look cute! and it was a totally appropriate gift for a boy...I mean.... man. My man, because Murray has a serious sweet tooth. When the cookies were still warm and soft straight out of the oven, I used different lengths of bamboo skewers and inserted them carefully through the middle. Then I laid them on a wire rack to cool and harden, and kept them in a sealed container until this morning...at 4.30 when I had to get up for work and he was still snuggled in bed! I used a deep jar filled with rice so I could arrange the cookies, and tied it with a bow, leaving it on the kitchen bench so he saw it when he got up. Judging by the number of now deflowered bamboo stems, I'd say they were a hit!