Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mason Jar Cookie Valentines and A Marvelous Mess #49 and Features!!!

I found this great idea for Mason Jar Cookie Valentines and pinned it on Pinterest. Everybody seems to love it and keeps repinning it....and I just love it too....so, I thought I would recreate it in my way. 
It's a mason jar decorated with heart doilies and filled with cookies. I wrapped antique white yarn around the top, red ribbon, and some tulle. It's such a sweet way to give a valentine!!
The cookies I filled it with were Russian Tea Cakes with a few changes....heart shaped instead of round and the confectioners sugar was mixed with red sugar crystals. 
Oh, yum. 


Such a cute combo. 
Here is what the cookies looked like on their own:
I made the round ones to show you what they usually look like. Here is the recipe:

Russian Teacakes:

1 Cup Butter (room temperature)
1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
Extra bowl of Confectioners sugar  (I mixed some red sugar into it) for rolling. 

Stove to 400. Mix well the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Work in flour and salt until dough holds shape. I shaped mine into hearts....usually they are made into 1" balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once out, roll warm cookies in bowl of sugar, coating them well. Wait for them to cool then roll it again. 
Makes 4 dozen cookies (in balls). 

I would credit this recipe....except it was passed down from my mom!!!!

Last weeks party was a blast. Lots of link up and so many fun ideas. I'll be pinning a lot of them. 
Speaking of pinning, check my Pinterest Board here....you might see some of your stuff!!

Also, are any of you on Google plus? I'd love to add you to my circles or follow your page (and would love it if you would follow). I'm trying to figure it all out and word has it Google Friend Connect is going away....so Google + will be how we gather followers. I've got my page HERE. Leave me a comment (either on google+ on on this blog) and I will follow you back. 

Here are my fave's from last weekes party:
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee from Chicken Scratchny

Tin Foil Rose Tutorial from I Gotta Create.

Super Bowl Snack Extravaganza from Gluten Free from A-Z

And, the project I'm going to feature on my sidebar for a week is....



Rain Boot Re Do from Cookie and Claire. Adorable!!

Thanks to all of you that linked up!! For those that I featured in my post today, here is your button:







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Now, lets party!!





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