Friday, December 11, 2009

Reindeer Cookies

One evening at least a couple of months ago, I was online chatting to Sharnel, a friend of mine. She mentioned she wanted to make these but a Xmas version. Well I jumped at the chance to join in and make them with her as gifts at Xmas time.

There has been heaps of planning - orders to the US for the m&m's, Jars purchased from across town, ingredients bought and practice runs done. There were serious discussions about the fabric we would use on the top of the jars and many links to many blogs for inspiration about the how the label would look and what we might call the Cookie Mix.

I had a great time with a like minded friend who is as particular as I am when it comes to craft .... and believe it or not she is not a scrapper (but let me tell you that she has the best cutting board a scrapper could ever want). Sharnel bakes ... check out The Cupcake Company.

Sharnel makes the most delicious cupcakes and the prettiest too. We met online on a cupcake forum and before long we chatted, then I photographed her gorgeous daughter's 5th birthday and just 2 weeks ago we made 50 jars of Reindeer Cookie Mix.

Here's what they look like.



You simply add some butter and vanilla, roll into balls and bake - the 'step by step' is on the back of the jars. Don't you just love Christmas time and the pretty things you can make?!

I do - Merry Christmas!

12 comments:

Scrapping Down a Lane said...

WOW Love the look of these Leanne... :):):)

Sharon said...

brilliant - they look gorgeous! can you share the recipe (please?)...

Can't we get the christmas m & m's over here?!

but I guess any colour scheme would look great, with matching fabric and label!

I think I might have found a use for those empty macona coffee jars piling up in the cupboard!

Sharon said...

duh! I found the recipe link... easy! but - all purpose flour? is that Plain or SR over here?

And approx what size jar did you need?

the more I look at this, the more I LOVE this idea! thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

thanks Leanne: have borrowed a photo to share on my blog (If OK, will link back of course!) as the inspiration when I get to doing this little project!

mlledidi said...

it's very beautiful :) So cute :)

Diane H said...

so many fun pretty tings to make...AND NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!

this is so cute

NatQuebec said...

it's soo cute, where did you found the recipe ?
thanks

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Leanne! This is simply ADORABLE! Would love to know where you find the recipe as well!Thanks!

Shannon D said...

I love them Leanne they look stunning - now where is the photo of the finished product, or didn't they last that long ;)

Kathryn said...

I've done something similar! I've just used milk & dark choc bits in mine but it's a fabulous idea! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for ours Leanne. They look fabulous and can't wait to make them up with Callum. Ann

Eliza said...

Thank you so much for mine too, Leanne!

Just baked it today, absolutely loved it!

PS. posted some photos on my blog if you would like to have a look at what those cookies look like...