In the words of cookie monster… “C” is for cookie that’s good enough for me! But I wanted better than good enough… I wanted great! I wanted something different that no one had done before! Do you know how hard it is to come up with a unique cookie idea that has never been done!?! My friends, I think I have done it!! I think!
I have seen mason jar cookies before… in fact some really cute ones on Pinterest! But never have I seen mason jar christmas cookies inspired by this little gem. Remember my Mason Jar Snowglobes from our Holiday Home Tour?
I made these a few weeks ago. So when I was sitting at the kitchen table with my mom racking our brains to think of something different… this little guy popped in my head! I think it’s just perfect!! So mom and I hit the grocery store and got to work! I didn’t have a mason jar cookie cutter, but no fear, we are a resourceful couple of gals. So, I found an image of a mason jar, printed it, and cut it out. Voila… mason jar cookie outline. I used a small knife and traced around the edges to cut my cookies!
They baked up just perfectly!! Now, you could use any ‘ol sugar cookie recipe. We grabbed one from an old church cookbook, but you could also use cookie dough from a tube! Whatever works for you… because, my friend, you’re gonna need all the time you have for the decorating!!
We glazed each cookie with a white powdered sugar glaze. It’s just powdered sugar and milk… just add a dab of milk until you get the consistency you want! Then mom made up a kickin’ green icing, same method, only added a drop or two of green food coloring. And our little secret… a drop of red takes the brightness away. It made the green a little more rustic, like I wanted!!
I went along the outside edge with some white cookie icing we picked up at the store. And sprinkled some silver cupcake sprinkles on the bottom to mimic the zinc lid of my mason jar! So what d’ya think??
I think they look like little mason jars, right?! You don’t wanna know how many trees mom and I scraped icing off of until I could get this right!! Ha ha!!
Now all you need is a tall mason jar full ‘o milk!!
And believe me, you’ll need it as you hop around to visit my friends and try all of their Christmas cookie creations as well!! I’m honored to be part of The Everyday Home’s 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange… join the fun all week long!!
Please visit the following blogs to see what cookies
they have “brought” to the Christmas Cookie Exchange…
Monday, Dec. 9th
Tuesday, Dec. 10th
Wednesday, Dec. 11th
Thursday, Dec. 12th
Friday, Dec. 13th
Until next time,
Vintage News Junkie