Happy Easter everyone! After a day of family, friends, and waaaaay too much chocolate, I thought I'd share these with you:
First, I bagged the cookies in ziplock bags (similar colours together) in a single layer, then placed all the bags inside a plastic box (at this point you can layer the bags carefully on top one of another). Freeze until the day before they are required (or forget, swear, and get them out a couple of hours before they are required, like I did. Luckily it was warm today here, so they still thawed in time). Remove boxes from the freezer and sit them on the bench or sink (NOT in the fridge!!!) until they are Completely Thawed. Resist the temptation to open the boxes. Seriously, leave them alone until they're not cold anymore. Then you can get your delicious cookies out and serve them! Ours still looked and tasted just as good as they did the day they were made!
We also had cupcakes, decorated with home-made chocolate bunnies:
Oh dear. This wasn't the most perfect bunny, but it was the one I got a photo of. Sigh.
Sadly I have never yet successfully managed to temper chocolate, but these bunnies were still yummy - we just had to fridge them until they were ready to hop onto their cupcakey little homes.
Hope you and yours had a fantastic Easter! Was the Easter Bunny good to you?