At Christmastime each year, my husband, sons, and I make one particular "cookies-in-a-jar" mix to hand out to a few people. These cookies have a peculiar (but memorable) name - Cranberry Hootycreeks. I found this recipe many, many years ago from I don't know where, but it has always been a huge hit. This year, I decided to jazz up the tag using the same look as my Christmas card:
The instructions are printed on the back:
Normally, I put a piece of cloth over the top and tie a ribbon around it, but this time, I used my Coluzzle and 1-3/4" Circle punch to make a snowflake topper.
...and because this may very well be the last thing I post until after the holidays (except for the winners of the drawing, of course!), I wanted to leave you with a special gift...
The Cranberry Hootycreek Recipe!
Layer the following in a quart-size jar:
5/8 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour (yes, another layer of flour)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Print these instructions on the tag:
In a large bowl, cream together:
1 stick of butter [that's 4oz. for you Aussies!]
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat with a mixer until the mixture is fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop small rounded balls onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Makes approximately 24 medium sized cookies.
Now, go grab a cup of hot chocolate, surround yourself with loved ones and have a very Merry Christmas!
Stamp Set: Winter Post, En Francais background
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DSP, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Gold Metallic thread, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Alpine Ribbon Originals, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet, Antique Brass Eyelet
Tools: Designer Label Punch, Tag Corner punch, Small Tag punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Crop-a-Dile, Stamping Sponge, Coluzzle