Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sprinkled With Love~Mason Jar Cookies

These turquoise, iced, jar cookies have been lurking in the background (actually the freezer) for a few weeks. I couldn't quite decide what to do with them, until I thought of Valentine's Day. Originally I was going to add candy conversation hearts to each cookie, but decided today that I liked the look of the heart sprinkles better.  I really love how they turned out and it was a simple process too:)
The twine around the lids was just the thing these cookies needed to give them each a finished look. I just LOVE the mason jar cookie cutter!

This Valentine's Day, bottle up a little love {cookie style} for each of those that you hold dear <3 p="">

Valentine's Day Mason Jar Cookies

Sugar cookie dough and royal icing
AmeriColor Super Black Food Color
Wilton Sky Blue Icing Color
Silver luster dust
Jumbo heart sprinkles
Twine

Roll out sugar cookie dough to desired thickness (I roll out 3/8-inch thick).  Use cookie cutter to cut out cookies, and place on cookie sheets. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until the edges are turning golden brown.
Mix the royal icing and set some aside for the gray icing for the lids.
Mix the remainder of the royal icing (aqua blue) for the jars.
Using a #3 tip, outline the cookies with the blue.  Let dry for about 15 minutes.  Outline the lids in gray (a drop of the black food coloring added to the white royal icing) and let dry for about 15 minutes.
Fill (flood) the jars with the blue icing, and the lids with the gray icing.  Let dry for about a half hour and then add the details to the lid (#2 tip) and the jar (#3 tip).  Let cookies dry completely.
With a small paint brush, apply the silver luster dust to the lids.
Fill an icing bag with the blue royal icing, fitted with a small tip (PME 1.5). Apply a small amount of royal icing to each heart sprinkle and place it on the cookie, until the jar has been filled.  Let dry completely.
Tie some twine around each jar lid.

Time to sprinkle some love on family and friends!

Linked to:
What's Cookin' Wednesday 
Lil' Luna Link Party
Tuesday Time Out Party  
I'm Lovin' it Party
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday 
Weekend Wrap up Party
Weekend Wander
Sugar and Slice Sunday
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45 comments:

  1. oh! i LOVE this! especially the contrast of the blue and pink heart sprinkles!

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  2. Sue, I'm in love with these adorable cookies! Do you happen to remember where you got the jumbo heart sprinkles? I have trouble finding larger sprinkles and the size of these looks perfect!

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    1. Jennifer, I've had them for quite awhile, but I'm almost positive that I bought the jumbo sprinkles at Michael's. Good luck, and thanks for your comment!

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  3. I love, love, love the color combo of the bright blue with the sprinkles! As well as the fact that these are just so DARN adorable!!
    I'm borrowing your color scheme :)

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  4. Oh these are just adorable!!!!!! Love those colors!!!!! And I love that tbs measure! So cute!

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  5. Aw...so cute and I love the "hearts" in the jar. This may be my new design for my Valentine cookies that I send my grands, XOXO

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  6. Those cookies are too cute! My son would love these. :)

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  7. You have the cutest cookie cutters! These are adorable. I love the look of the little hearts too. Fun!

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  8. i gasped when i saw these! seriously! i wouldn't eat it though. i would varnish it and hang it on my rear view mirror so i can keep it forever :)

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  9. Sue, these jar cookies are amazing filled with 'hearts'!

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  10. I have old blue mason jars it my kitchen. I love these. So creative.

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  11. These are just gorgeous!! And I LOVE your measuring spoon! So cute!

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  12. These are really cute. Love the turquoise and the baker's twine was the perfect finishing touch.

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  13. I love them! They are so cute :)

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  14. So adorable! I love this shade of blue!

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  15. Sue, another hit! I love the blue mason jar cookies! I have also admired the little football cookies too. You are so creative and have such a fun perspective on life! Joni

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  16. I love that turquoise! So pretty. And the jar idea is so cool!

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  17. These are so absolutely adorable Sue! It makes me think of that Christina Perry song "Jar of Hearts". These would be really fun for Valentines Day! Hugs, Cristin

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  18. I love everything about these cookies!! They are just way too cute!

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  19. Clearly you make anything into an adorable cookie Sue! :D

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  20. SERIOUSLY SO CUTE! Found you on Lil' Luna's link party and I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out that is still open! I love it!

    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  21. What adorable cookies, Sue! I can see so many ways to vary them for different holidays. Great idea!!

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  22. I love these! Such a cute idea and so beautifully presented, as always. The twine is the perfect finishing touch and I really want a tablespoon like yours.

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  23. Oh my gosh, these are adorable! What a cute cookie, I'm not sure I could eat it. =) And your presentation is amazing. Found you over at TidyMom and I'm off to look around some more. If these are this cute, I can only imagine what other awesomeness is here.

    I'd love for you to share these with my readers at my <a href="http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekend-wander-110.html>link party this weekend</a>! They are just too cute! Hope to see you there!

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  24. Ahh!! I am so obsessed with these! As a person who lives in the south, blue mason jars are all the rage and I just love these cookies that resemble that. Love, love, LOVE!! Now all I need to do is purchase a mason jar cookie cutter...

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  25. Wow, those cookies are so adorable, I don't think I could eat them! And your Tablespoon... LOVE. Where did you buy it?

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    1. I bought the set of heart measuring spoons at a local farm stand/gourmet shop here on the central coast of CA. I bet you could find similar sets online:)
      Thanks for your comment!

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  26. Found your recipe on Pinterest! =) So cute!

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  27. So, so cute... I love the pop of the hearts against the turquoise... so pretty!

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  28. These are darling! Like the "sprinkled with love." Pinned!

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  29. Oh my! I swear you have the cutest cookies around the blog-land! I'm amazed every time I visit your site. These are so adorable and so festive for the V-Day.

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  30. These are aborable!!!! Love them!

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  31. Sue these are adorable!! What a cute idea!
    Thanks for linking up. I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/valentine-crafts/
    Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

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  32. I love mason jars and these are way too cute! I think I need to get me one of those mason jar cookie cutters but I'm sure mine wouldn't be as cute as yours! Love these!

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  33. Oh my goodness. These are simply too cute!! LOVE!

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  34. These are seriously the cutest cookies I've ever seen!

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  35. Where did you buy your mason jar cookie cutter? I can't believe no one has asked you that in the comments- from what I can tell! Saw you cookies on Pinterest. Very pretty.

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    1. Hi Jen, Actually a couple of people on facebook did ask about the cutter, and I gave them this link to where i purchased it:

      http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/Fruit-Jar-Cookie-Cutter-p5672.htm

      Thanks for your comment and your interest:)

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  36. This is very impressive! I used one of the pictures of your post for my cookie decorating inspiration for this valentines. Great blog.

    www.cherryschnaps.blogspot.com

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  37. These are so cute and look yummy too! I would love for you to link these up to The CSI Project. The challenge is Valentine Treats and Eats. You can link up today and tomorrow.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  38. Love these cookies! Thanks for sharing on Living Creative Thursday! I featured them here: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/02/valentines-desserts

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  39. They're soooo pretty Sue. Those colour combos compliment in every way.

    They're so awesome I'm featuring them on my blog tonight. Hope that's OK?

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  40. These are the cutest...i wouldnt even eat them lol they are little pieces of artwork!

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