Entry #22: DIY Cookie Favors
Andrea made these favors to honor her grandma, and nothing better than edible favors to please guests!
I want to have a way to honor my grandma at my wedding since she will be unable to travel to attend. When I was little we always baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies together. So I figured that would be a good way to reminisce about her at my wedding. We will be having some favors containing the ingredients for the cookies so that people can try out my grandma’s special recipe after the wedding.
Here’s what you need to make 1 favor:
- 1 mason jar with rim
- 1 piece of fabric or tissue paper to cover jar
- 1 piece of rope or yarn/string to wrap around the lid
- 3”x7” cardstock
- decorative paper punches and colored paper
- scissors (can use scalloped edged scissors for card)
- glue stick or glue
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons almonds (optional)
Assembling the favor:
To the mason jar add the following in this order, packing down the contents after each addition: oatmeal, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, flour, and almonds. You should have a nice “layered” effect in the jar after completing this.
Place piece of cloth or fabric over the top of the jar. Screw the rim over the jar while holding the cloth in place. Cut off the edges that are sticking out from under the rim.
Use a decorative paper punch of your choice and punch an item out of colored paper and glue it on top of the jar on fabric (I used a punch for a large leaf and I used brown cardstock paper).
Make the label for the favor. I folded a 3”x7” piece of paper in half. Then, using the marker, I wrote “Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies” on the front of the card. I wrote it in cursive so that it would look more like my Grandmother’s handwriting. I cut the edges of the card with scalloped edged scissors. I also glued smaller punched out leaves on the card for decoration.
On the inside of the card I wrote the remainder of the recipe:
Melt 1 stick of butter.
Stir in 1 egg.
Add contents of jar.
Add 3/4 cup flour.
Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Add 6 ounces chocolate chips.
Mix batter and drop cookies onto greased pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
Then I cut a small hole in the corner of the card, looped it through the tie, and wrapped it all around the favor. Tie a bow at the end once it is all wrapped around.
Ta-da! You are finished. Obviously, this favor can be modified to hold anyone’s special family recipe. Enjoy the cookies!