Vanilla Bath Cookies

Vanilla Bath Cookies



I have a great homemade gift idea that is perfect for all the celebrations that are coming up this season. From Mother’s Day to Bridal Showers to Baby Showers and even teachers this is a perfect gift for you to make and give. And the best part it won’t tip the scale and there won’t be any guilt after you indulge.

I’m talking about making Vanilla Bath Cookies. Of course these look real and they smell great but you definitely will want to make sure they are not eaten.

So to make them you will need to gather 2 C. finely ground sea salt, 1/2 C baking soda, 1/2 C cornstarch, 2 Tbsp light oil such as canola or corn oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla fragrance oil (the kind that is safe for your body or made for soaps). You will also need your oven, electric mixer, cookie sheet, bowls and spatula.

Now this recipe will make about 30 bath cookies.

To make you’ll first want to preheat your oven to 350 F. Next lightly beat your eggs and add in the oil and vanilla and set this aside.

In a separate bowl mix together salt, baking soda, cornstarch. Add these dry ingredients to the egg mixture and combine it until it resembles cookie dough.

Roll the dough gently into 1″ balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Just DO NOT flatten them they will spread nicely on their own as they bake.

Now bake them for a bout 5-7 minutes. Now you don’t need them to be browned just make sure they are melted down and well set. Now take them out and let them cool well before storing them.

You’ll want to keep them in an airtight container. And you will want to let them sit for atleast 24 hours before using them.

To give these as a gift you may want to be creative. You can go to your favorite craft store and purchase containers like those chinese take out style boxes or you could buy the boxes with the handles that resemble a happy meal box. Or if you’re really gung ho you could just recycle the actual happy meal box. You can use some of your favorite scrapbooking paper and decorate the box to meet your style. Use a clear cellophane bag and tie with pretty ribbon and don’t forget to add a personalized tag.

On the tag you’ll want to make sure that you state that these are not to be eaten but to be enjoyed in the bath. And the directions which are: Drop two cookies into a warm bath and allow them to dissolve slowly. And note that if your impatient and break or crumble the cookies too early will cause you to have a “crummy” bath.

I always like to add some alternatives to the fragrance and I certainly encourage you to do the same. Perhaps you could add Almond oil instead of vanilla. Or a mint oil for an energetic charge. Be creative and as always have fun.

Published in: on April 17, 2008 at 9:41 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Oh! What a great gift idea! I think these might even be easy enough for my Girl Scout troop to do. Thanks for posting the “recipe.”

  2. Hi
    These look good. I am going to make some for Mothers Day

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