Thursday, 12 November 2009

Project 12 - Cowgirl Cookies

This idea came from a link here to the Bakerella site from a chat thread on UKs. I decided to take the idea and make my own version. After much recipe testing, I have come up with my recipe and I am sorry but I only work in ounces!!! If you need to change that, 25 grammes is equivalent to 1 oz in baking terms. You are giving the jar of dry ingredients in a decorative way, the recipient has to add the egg and butter etc when they make them.

You Will Need
Small Kilner jars Mine cost £1.50
My Cowgirl Cookie Recipe here for the ingredients
Cowgirl hat template here
Off cut of Pink card stock
Aluminium garden wire to make the handle
Fine nosed pliers
Beads and sequins to embellish the hats
Brown chalk eye ink pad
Large foam pads
Silicone glue
Ribbon scraps
Gingham paper offcuts
Scallop punches (Woodware pink and blue)
Ribbon off cuts
Sticky label
1. Wash the glass jars and place in a moderate oven and heat for half an hour to sterilize. Allow to cool slightly. Make a cone shaped funnel out of baking paper to help you fill the jars carefully.
2. Add the ingredients in this order; first a layer of plain flour and the baking powder, next the layer of rolled oats, then the layer of pink smarties, then the layer of chocolate chips. Now comes the important layer of soft brown sugar that need compacting down with the handle of a wooden spoon or similar. This stops the last layer of caster sugar from seeping through the layers and mingling!! I found this out by experience too!! carefully place the lid on the mix and seal tightly.
3. Using a long length of aluminium wire make a loop around the neck of the jars and twist with the pliers, twirl the loose end. Make a handle and twist around the first wire, loop it up and over the top making a tall narrow handle that the hat will slide on.
4. Print off the hat template and cut out the two pieces in pink card stock. Edge with the dark brown ink pad. Make a slit in the larger piece using the template as a guide, using a craft knife to cut the slit. Apply large foam pads to the brim layer of the hat and place on the hat to add dimension. Add the beads and sequins using silicone glue, leave to dry.
5. Print off the cookie labels on to card stock, from the Bakerella site. Punch out using the Pink Woodware scallop punch. Punch out scallop circles in gingham paper using blue Woodware punch to cover the top of the jar lid. Glue in place with Silicone glue.Make a hole using the small eyelet punch on the Big Bite. Tie with a scrap of narrow ribbon in a knot.
Before attaching to the jar, write the recipe instructions, by hand on the reverse of this label.
6. Slide the cowboy hat on to the wire handle of the jar. Add a scrap of spotted ribbon as a necktie on one side of the jar. Add a sticky label to the back of the jar with an ingredients list in case of allergies.
As an alternative, make cowboy cookies by taking out the pink Smarties and substituting more chocolate chips in a plain chocolate this time. The brown hat and orange ribbon gives this version a more masculine feel!! Makes 24 cookies by the way!!
December Daily - Day 13
This page was a brown envelope that I covered in patterned papers. I created a fastening by putting a large brad on the front of the envelope and adding an eyelet to the flap tied with string. Inside the envelope I have placed several journaling cards.

Pop by tomorrow for another crafting project! TFLx


jan said...

thanks CC look delicious, what a nice idea,best wishes, Jan x

CoventryAnn said...

These look yummy!!!

Rosemary said...

those cookies sound gorgeous and the jars look great too.


sue-bubbles said...

What a clever idea CC, they look fab!
Sue x

Allison said...

Such a cute gift idea and I love your daily page!

Virginia said...

so cute!

jackie(worcs) said...

They look and sound yummy!