I’ve always loved entertaining. I threw my first real “party” (with guests that were people, and not just stuffed animals) when I was maybe 5. Even then I remember wanting to make each guest feel special with personalized table settings. I was a bit of a strange kid. But there really is something so special about anything personalized. Who doesn’t love something that’s been made especially for them?
My roommates and I finally christened our new place by having some friends over, and I wanted to make something special. In order to personalize these ginger cupcakes with salted caramel frosting I added pumpkin shortbread decorated with chocolate monograms. I love the idea of everyone picking out their own special treat.
I loved this idea so much, I thought of a variation: cut your cookie dough into squares, and decorate them like Scrabble tiles. These would be awesome for a board game night. There are so many possibilities!