Thursday, January 17, 2013

Big Heart Box: Customized treats

In my previous post, there is a tutorial for the big heart box. Here are the customized treats that went inside.

You could do a purchased treat but I thought home-made cookies would be a better way to go. Put two or three cookies in the 2X5 gusset bag. Seal the top with one of the valentine's washi tapes (overlap and make a notched flag like shown for some extra cuteness!) and clip it shut with a mini-clothespin that was sprayed with splash spray. I just spritzed the clothespins with blush and then cherry splash to add color but did not saturate them. I did the same thing to the super cute 3.5" doily that is taped to the back of the cookie bag for a fun look.Now, this may look a little random on its own but when you see everything together, it's a fun gift!
I got in a baking mood on Sunday so I made 3 batches of cookies for my class to choose from for their cookie treat. The cookies in the picture are "Delinquent" Cookies. I got the recipe from my dear friend, "Trouble" . She was one in a million and lived a good long life! The recipe and story of the "delinquents" is at the bottom of this post. In addition to the delinquents, I made monster cookies and butter pecan cake mix cookies. yum!

If you have cookies, you have to have something to drink. Since milk is hard to keep outside of a refrigerator (and doesn't mix well with paper!), the next best option was cocoa! This is a super easy project. Pour one packet of cocoa into a cone treat bag. Add 16 mini marshmallows. Tie shut with blush baker's cording and cut off the top of the bag to about an inch above the tie.
Finish off your treat box with a card.This is a 3X3 card with a cherry chevron base, a cherry cardstock top and a little valentine's washi tape. A cherry twinkle sticker is perfect for the "flash".  The cherry cardstock layer is popped up over the chevron layer.
Here's the inside of the card - simple but great sentiment paired with the camera image. These are from the Sending My Love stamp set. Both are stamped in Titian Ink. A great brown with a tint of greenish gold that matches the washi tape perfectly!
And, finally, here's the finished treat box filled with the goodies. What do you think?

Make one for a friend, spouse, significant other, child, church member, Grandma or whomever. I guarantee, you'll make them smile! Change the colors and make it a birthday treat basket or an Easter basket. Or, put baby socks in it and a gift card for a new mommy. All kinds of fun options. Have fun crafting!

All supplies are a muse studio and are available in my webstore:

Trouble's "Delinquent" Cookies
Trouble is a nickname for a dear lady that used to live in our home town. She lived to be 95 or 96 years young. She was a wonderful woman who had a great sense of humor.

Trouble made cookies one time for her mother. The recipe was called "Delicious cookies." Her mother couldn't hear well so when Trouble told her the name, her mother replied "Why would they call them delinquent cookies?" She was so tickled that the cookies were named "delinquents" from that day forward.
These are a delightfully crisp and light cookie. 
1 c. margarine
1 c. oil
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. rice krispies
1 bag of chocolate chips

Blend margarine and oil. Cream in sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix well. Add rice krispies, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Drop on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.



Anonymous said...

I want one! LOL Such a cute fun project, I bet your group had a great class! TFS :)

Laurie Unger said...

Cute project! thanks for the recipe, too!