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, 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 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 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:


Now, lets party!!

Passionately Artistic


  1. Thank you so much for hosting the party! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  2. I will pop over and visit your link ups. Thank you for hosting always appreciate finding new friends. My first visit here I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  3. Thanks SO much for featuring my Tinfoil Rose Tutorial! I'm honored to be in the lineup!!
    <3 Christina

  4. Oi amiga, adoro teu blog sempre tem coisas lindas por aqui,estou aqui também para informar o novo endereço do meu blog, para você não deixar de me visitar , já que para a mim a sua visita é tudo de bom,beijokas... visite minha loja tb e deixe sua opinião sobre meus produtos.

  5. Thanks for hosting. I love finding new ideas here!

  6. Thank you for hosting. I'm going to have to try those cookies :)

  7. Thanks for hosting..I'm following you on g+ now...have a wonderful week!

  8. New follower here! Thanks for the link up. Such cute ideas. :)

  9. Oh! I'm loving that you featured my gluten free Superbowl recipes including the whipped cream stuffed strawberries. Thanks so much. I shared a Mexican Guacamole this week. Thanks for hosting,, I love your blog!!

  10. Your Mason jar containers are very cute. What a wonderful ideas to put goodies in for a gift. Today I bring Slow Cooked Ranch Pork Roast. Thank for hosting.


  12. Thanks for hosting! Glad to see you have google + as well! I just added you!

    ~Mrs T (

  13. Thanks for hosting! I see some really great ideas.


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