Monday, February 8

Valentine Treats for Teachers

I know it is a little early, but as a working mom it is much easier to bake on the weekend, particularly when we are snowed in anyways.  Therefore, my children's daycare teachers will be getting an early Valentine treat.

I was originally inspired by Martha Stewart's Valentine Cookies.  However, I decided to use Bake at 350's Brown Sugar and Spice recipe.  I fell in love with this recipe at Christmas when I was baking cookies for a toddler cookie decorating party.  These are so much better than traditional sugar cookies.  I will admit that I am a little more generous with the nutmeg and allspice just because I love the flavors.  I used Strawberry Jam for the filling.



My daughter helped me, that is until we hit the limit of her 2-year-old attention span.  But she did have fun pouring in the ingredients.

After the cookies were done, I packaged them up in bags and attached a bag tag.  I decided to use the same owl that I am using on my daughter's valentine cards.


Here's a better image of the tags:


As a hint, come back tomorrow and I'll tell you how these cookies also inspired another project...


This project is linked with...





Making    The Girl Creative



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14 comments:

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I'm loving your packaging!

Anonymous said...

I am really wanting to make your felt tea bags that you featured a couple of posts back. Will you be doing a tutorial this week? I hope so! Julie in St. Louis

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Julie... I absolutely am going to be posting a tutorial for the tea bags soon. Thanks for the reminder.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so cute!

Maria & Ruth said...

I love to bake cookies, yours are really nice, the bag idea is great. I am sure the teachers and staff will like to keep them forever, I would.

Maria & Ruth
"Hunted Treasures"

Anonymous said...

CJ,
Thank you! I started the cookies last night for my 3 year old daughter, and they turned out perfect! Thanks for the inspiration. I found you from Making the World Cuter, and now have you marked in my craft blogs as well. Julie in St. Louis

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thank you to everyone. I truly appreciate the sweet comments and support.

Julie... tomorrow I will have some other felt cookies posted (no tutorial though). I'm aiming to have the tea bag tutorial out Wednesday or Thursday. Thanks for the encouragement. I am so glad that you liked the cookies.

too Blessed to Stress said...

What a cute tag - love the owl! and the cookies look delish.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

yum! Those look delicious and the bag toppers are too cute!
-Tiff

Kaysi said...

I love the little tags, they are so cute! I bet any teacher would be so excited to get these!
-Kaysi

huntedtreasures said...

I will be making cookies but we have a question on the label, how did you make the label with ordinary paper or construction paper?

Maria & Ruth

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Maria & Ruth... I just used cardstock. I cut it down with my paper cutter (because I am incapable of cutting a straight line). My labels were 4 inches wide by 3 inches high (or 1.5" when folded).

I am so glad that you all enjoy these.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I love your packaging!!! How sweet! ♥

Thanks so much for the link. :)

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