Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Iced Sugar Cookies

Now that we have a house again, I have been truly enjoying cooking and baking again. Some might say too much. Some might casually suggest that I am baking instead of unpacking (or blogging). I can neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

In that vein, I recently made some cookies to be used as baby shower favors for a family friend. The colors were lime and lavender. I think they turned out sweet and a nice complement to the rest of the shower d├ęcor. This was my first time doing polka dots… for the canopy, I dropped dots of colored icing onto still-wet white icing. It all flattened together and dried wonderfully cohesive, and I would certainly use that technique again!

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The hostess of the shower packaged them in a simple cellophane bag with ribbon and some starry garland.

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Since decorating cookies is a time-consuming process, I decided to make some more while I was at it to minimize the overall effort per cookie. I made a bunch of gift cookies to be used for favors for a teacher appreciation luncheon at my kids’ school, and a tray for my husband to take to a work event. The concept here is nothing new to me… bake a rectangular cookie, ice with one color, then pipe on the gift wrap. I love to add coordinating sprinkles for a polka dot paper look (I guess polka dots are my thing right now?).

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If you want to make your own favors like this to gift to your favorite teachers, feel free to use the label I designed. My tags were approximately 2” squares, but you can resize to suit your needs. I printed mine on cardstock, 12 tags per page.

Teacher Appreciation Tea Bag Tags by TheJuneBride

The exact glassine bags I used can be purchased here, and the pearl cotton twine is here (Amazon affiliate links).

I show you how to fold the tea bag shape from the envelope in this previous post.

Happy procrastinating baking!

1 comment:

Keep It Up, David said...

Beautiful photographs of beautiful cookies! Well done. Don't eat all the leftovers at once. :)