A Good Deed

With so much unrest in the world today, we wanted to do something good. A small gesture of kindness. Something that no one has ever done before. What did we do? We baked some cookies.

These cookies were baked with gentle loving care & a warm heart because they were being made for the sixteen police officers that patrol our streets in our city. We wanted each and every one of them to know how much we appreciate what they do for our community and that it does not go unnoticed. A simple gesture that brought many smiles to each and every police officer that received their own personal box of cookies.

I started with hand dipping a whole bag of pretzels into milk chocolate. It’s easy & fun to do, but it ended up taking me about four hours to get through the entire bag of pretzels. Thank goodness we bought enough milk chocolate!

CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS1

I started to run out of room on the table as the sheets of pretzels were being made. Over 200+ chocolate covered pretzels were made.

PRETZELS

Even white chocolate dipped pretzels were made too!

WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS

In each cookie box, the police officers would find homemade peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, graham cracker bars, spritz cookies, and both white & milk chocolate covered pretzels. I made a little assembly line on the kitchen table and got to work filling up the boxes with all the goodies. One dozen chocolate covered pretzels were also inserted into little clear bags, tied with twine with a little bear tag.

ASSEMBLY LINE

Here’s all the goodies inside each of the sixteen cookie boxes. Wouldn’t you be happy too if you got this box of goodies?

INSIDE THE COOKIE BOX

Before closing up the boxes, I placed a handmade Christmas card inside with a special note for each police officer, thanking them for keeping our neighborhood safe.

CHRISTMAS CARD

The cookie boxes we purchased were so adorable, because once the white box was closed, this beautiful candy cane striped sleeve slipped over the box, keeping it nice and closed.

READY TO BE DELIVERED

On December 20th, we headed over to the police station to drop off the sixteen cookie boxes. I called ahead, and talked with the dispatcher and told her what we were doing, and she said that no one has ever done this before for the police officers, ever.

With joy in our hearts, we headed over to the police station, got buzzed in, and a police officer came out to greet us. We handed him a huge box with all the sixteen cookie boxes inside and told him that these were for all the officers and that each one of them should receive their own box.

We really don’t think he knew exactly what to expect, until he took the box into the station and checked it out. From what we have heard, the officers were extremely surprised with their cookie boxes and ripped into them with joy! No one has ever done this for them before, and this was our first time doing this, but we know that it won’t be our last either.

POLICE STATION

In a world with lots of unrest, we are happy that a good deed was well received and that our police force knows that we appreciate all of their efforts, even when they might think that no one notices what they do for the community. Thank you!

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24 thoughts on “A Good Deed

    • It took me many days to get all of this baking done and the pretzels took over 4 hours to do! I did have a lot of fun putting all of the boxes together, because all I kept thinking was how happy we were going to make them! 🙂

    • Aw, thanks! Happy New Year to all of you too! Our little gesture has rocked the house at the police station and we are now a well known name over there! I might even do something for them on VAL-entines Day too like perhaps a bunch of cake pops!

  1. Lovely! I’ve taken cookies to my local police, fire, and govt offices for several years but never packaged them up individually. What a super idea!! The boxes filled with varied colorful deliciousness are sure to have made everyone’s day. Wondeful!!
    Happiest of new years to you!!

    • That is so sweet of you too, to do things like this. I am sure that they welcomed your cookies with open arms, and well, mouths! Awesome sauce for lovely people like you!

      We found those awesome cookie boxes at Marcs and they were the perfect size! We just asked how many police officers there were and prepared that many boxes.

  2. How wonderful! We have been inspired! We are definitely going to do something similar this year. Thanks so much for sharing this! Oh and we are new followers of your blog! Looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2015! Happy New Year!

    • Happy New Year to you too! I just subscribed to your wonderful blog as well and will have to play catch up to see what you have been up to! I am glad that I have inspired you with this post, because from what we have heard – no one has ever gone to this extent before and brought them each individual boxes of cookies. We just wanted our police officers to know that what they do each and every day for our community, does not go unnoticed. We notice their hard work and appreciate all what they do!

      Thanks for subscribing and I hope you take a look around, and look at all the neat crafts I have done too!

    • Hi Barbara! I just joined your blog hop too! I hope you subscribe and follow along with us! We are so happy that our little gesture made a lot of wonderful police officers happy during the holidays. More people should get involved with giving back to their community! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy New Year!

    • Good deeds always feel good to your heart and to all the police officers too! We thank you all for your service to our community and putting your lives on the line each and every day. We commend you!

    • Happy New Year to you & cutie pie Neil too! We were happy to bring a smile to someone this holiday season. It’s the small things in life that make the biggest impact.

    • Thanks Dave! It was so pleasing to our hearts to do this for them! They have a tough job to do when so many people disrespect them. It was a simple gesture that touched many hearts.

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