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Gail Dosik is THE tough cookie behind One Tough Cookie, Inc., her New York City-based business specializing in customized and hand-decorated cookies, cakes and cupcakes. While each baked good speaks to each individual customer's personality and occasion, apparently cookies can say a lot more. According to Dosik:
Be warned: You may think twice about who gave you what type of Christmas cookie after reading.
Messages Various Cookies Send: Gail Dosik
Begin with your ex-‘s favorite cookie or cookies. Let them sit out, uncovered, for as long as you can stand looking at them, because stale cookies crumble better than fresh ones. Place cookies in a Ziploc bag and either bash them with mallet or stomp on them, reducing the goodies to pitiful crumbs. Arrange artfully in a decorative tin or box, and attach a beautiful ribbon."
2. Cougar Love
Don’t forget to roll the dough into balls, then toss in sugar so the there’s a snappy crackle when your teeth first encounter this cookie, leading the way to the soft, sweet center. Me-ow!"
3. Seal of Approval
4. The girl you want to bring home to meet your mother
And because you should always give your best friend cookies, an added bonus:
A cookie companion you grew up with, the recipe from the back of the chocolate chip packet satisfied and comforted you from kindergarten through college. There for you in good times, and in bad. Sure, now you’re grown-up and your palate has been educated. Your chocolate chip cookie is just as sophisticated, too, with the addition of sea salt, espresso, or even hazelnut butter. And, just like a best friend, it’s there in a moment’s notice for late night gab sessions that no one seems to outgrow."
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