Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bread of Life Gift set




Did I make you hungry? :) I wanted to make a special gift for my friend who is hosting a women's bible study in her home and wanted to use the Bread of Life stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps along with some tasty treats. For my card I stamped the pretty bread image and colored it and carefully trimmed it out and then added some pretty finishing touches. While I was thinking of the cookies I wanted to make I realized that I need a somewhat large box to have them lie flat in as these cookies can't just be tossed into a bag. Then an idea hit me! My box is a cereal box with a face lift:) I took a 12 oz cereal box and glued the flap portion closed and then cut 3 sides out of the now, top, of the box. I cut a window in the top flap and adhered some acetate to the inside flap and then covered the rest of the box with some pretty K&Co. paper. Once the box and cookies were made, I added a lining of wax paper and a dozen cookies fit perfectly! I tied the box closed with a strip of ribbon and had my gift ready to go! The cookies I made are super yummy if you like pumpkin, and fall is starting to show, so I love me some pumpkin;) Here's the recipe if you want to try them, ( a tip about getting perfectly formed drop cookies, use a cookie scoop. It's like an ice cream scoop, just made for cookies;) and maybe make a few extra to bless someone with.
Chocolate Drizzled Pumpkin Cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp.baking powder
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 15oz canned pumpkin
4oz melted bakers chocolate or chocolate chips with a dab of butter
Pre-heat oven to 375.
Whisk together dry ingredients. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter together until fluffy. Add egg. Beat until smooth.
With mixer on low, alternately add flour and pumpkin to egg mixture. Mix until just combined. Drop cookies by the rounded Tblspn full on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned and cookies are firm to the touch, about 15-20 minutes.
Cool cookies on wire rack. Melt chocolate. With a spoon drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the cookies, refrigerate to set. Enjoy!!


9 comments:

Lee said...

This is such a super gift and what a great idea to recycle the cereal box!

Kristina said...

Oh this is so fabulous! What an amazing idea to use the cereal box! The card and papers are so beautiful too. The cookies sound yummy as well

Hugs

Ceal said...

Beautiful gift set Leah and thanks for the yummy recipe too! you can send it my way if you wish :)

Dana said...

LOVE that bread image on your card Leah. And your re-used cereal box is the best idea ever. Thanks for the recipe too!

Serendipity said...

Yum-O!!! Great packaging idea!!

Belinda said...

Oh yum! Fun use of the cereal box as well!

Diane said...

What a fabulous gift. Beautiful and yummy!

Heather Jensen said...

That was so sweet of you. I bet she loved them. Adorable creations Leah.
I do love my Flourishes stamps. I bought 5 of them. :) You will be seeing more.

IamDerby said...

These look so yummy and what great packaging!