Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Gifts 2008

I have started giving our family friends a homemade dessert every year for Christmas. Of course I am different from most people, where I could care less about the dessert and instead just focus on how it's presented :)

I decorated some mason jars by layering Christmas scrapbooking paper and printing out a Merry Christmas greeting! I wrapped ribbon around the mason jars as well for decoration!Next was time to make all the tags. I could have done more on these but I was tired!
Next it was time to make the cookies! MAN were these a pain, Pinwheel Peppermint Cookies! Basically sugar cookies from scratch, half the batch and dye it red. Then layer the red batch over the other half and roll it up like jelly rolls. Freeze then slice them up and bake. They will look like this when you are done:
You then make the peppermint frosting. Then stick two cookies together with the peppermint frosting in the middle (just like an oreo). I chose to individually wrap each one and curl ribbon on the edges to look like this:
I bought some really cute fabric on sale at JoAnn's and cut into circles to cover the lids. Tie it up with some twine and you are done :)
Finished product:


Jillian said...

Ok, this is all WAAAY too cute! I love it! Yes, I did get a sewing machine...but I have never used one before, so you'd be the one teaching haha! My next project is working on a pillow case dress for my niece. I'll of course post pictures when I'm finished! But yes, we should definitely get together for some fun sewing projects!

Mindy said...

Very cute.

Tara said...

Yes, a lot of work, but oh so cute and very tasty too!!!! You are so creative!