Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aluminum Foil DUCKS - Take-Home-A-Sack Easy Peasy DIY Gift Wrap for Cookies !!!

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Yesterday's post, for these Wonderful Buttery Soft Toffee Blondie Brownies featured a hint that I would be showing how to make these Aluminum Foil Ducks.

They are perfect for any leftover... well, maybe not soup but just about anything else will work.  I had a gift giving occasion recently where my wife with the inconvenient day job needed to give a small token to some folks in her office.  I had just finished a few cookies and the blondies and suggested these.

As usual a big hit and OH SO EASY.

It's one of those skills that once you think about it, spend two minutes, you too can do this.  I made my first Swan doggie bag when I was less than 10 years old and I have been doing them ever since.

It works great for your Holiday cookies!

Here's the only real trick... position your food centered, from corner to corner of the foil.  Then move the food a couple of inches forward from the center... corner to corner...   This way you have more foil on one end to make a neck head and beak...

Like this...

 Bring the two corners together (the "body" corners, not the ones that form the head and tail).  Then fold down so the food is in the cavity belly of the duck.  Crimp just around the belly so the food is air tight... it is a left over bag after all.
 Crimp the back end an inch or so from the corner.  Then gently crimp the end corner into the shape of a fan of tail feathers.  Kind of looks like a whale's tail.
 Finally, just a little bit tricky is the head.  Again, crimp tightly near the food.  This is the neck.

Then gently crimp to form the head.  not as tight as the neck so it stands out.

Finally, crimp the beak into shape...

Like this...

And there you go... A whimsical Gift Wrap for your cookies or about any leftovers you want to send home.  Use LONG sheets if you have a bigger amount of food... or even two or three sheets.  This really is very very easy.  Once you practice with the first, you will duck your friends with food over and over again!!!


And if you need some ideas for cookies to fill the belly of the beast...


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