Friday, September 17, 2010

Cookie Jar Treats


I wanted to make the girls' teachers a little treat to thank them for taking such good care of them. I found some cute ball jars at a local craft store and had to spruce them up!


I spray painted the lids and then rubbed the edges with the sanding block (103301.)


For the lid, I cut a circle of paper from the DSP set called Play Date (117168). I stamped images from a new set in the SU Holiday Mini called Day of Gratitude (121148.) Its my very favorite stamp set right now! I stamped Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie inks on the same color card stock. This sentiment is called Afterthoughts (Level 1 Hostess set from the IBC). It's punched out with my most favorite punch of ALL TIME (thats a bold statement!! LOL!) called Decortive Label Punch (120907). If you buy one thing from this mini, it should be this punch!

I also used this sentiment from Occasional Quotes (Level 3 Hostess Set in the IBC.)

The best part of these jars are the decrotive accents. They are big rub ons basically that have a chalk board finish. You can write on them with chalk and erase it when you change the contents! These are the Curly Label Chalkboard Decor Elements (118876, $595). They come 3 to a page and in three sizes. They also come off clean when you want to remove them!

The final touch is the Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgain Ribbon (115616), {Love This Ribbon!!}
The cookies are a recipe my mother always made. It's the "Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip" recipe that has always floated around. It makes a TON of cookies, but they are THE BEST!!

MRS. FIELDS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

2 c. butter
2 c. white sugar
2 c. brown sugar
5 c. oatmeal
4 c. flour
4 eggs
2 tbsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. baking soda
24 oz. chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) Hershey chocolate bar, grated

Mix ingredients together. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 375 degrees for 7-12 minutes, until lightly brown. Makes 10 dozen.


2 comments:

  1. Very cute!! The teachers will love them! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh the teachers will love these.. I have written the recipe down. And will bake some tomorrow.. The look delicious!! Thank You Erika :)

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