Well, I'm back with more strawberries. I can't seem to get enough of nature's ruby red gems...even in cookie form. I also get a kick out of this jar cookie cutter. It's just so fun!
Don't these cookies just exude happiness? I don't know if it's the jars, the color combination of pink (pale) and red, or the tiny strawberries. Whatever it is, I like it.
If you'd like to make your own jam jar cookies, now is the perfect time. These "preserves" won't be able to sit on a shelf in your basement (I don't have one) for a year, but no worries, they won't even last a day or two anyway once your friends and family get a hold of them.
Strawberry Jam Jar Cookies
Pink gel food color
Red gel food color
Green gel food color
Jar cookie cutter
Small round cutter with fluted edge
Roll out cookie dough. Use cutters to cut out jars and small round cookies. Bake cookies. Let cool.
Make royal icing. Color most of it red, some of it pink, a small amount green, and leave some white.
Using the pink icing and a number 3 tip, outline the "fabric" for the jar lids. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
While pink outline dries, outline the mini, round cookies with the pink icing. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
Fill the pink on the jar lids. While the pink is still wet, add polka dots to the pink icing (of the same consistency). Let dry for an hour, at least.
Fill the mini cookies with pink icing and let dry completely. With the red icing make a small strawberry and add white dots (of the same consistency). Let dry for about 15 minutes and add the green leaf details. Let dry.
Outline the body of the jar with the red icing using a #3 tip and let dry for about 15 minutes. Fill the cookies with the red icing. Let dry overnight. Add the red dimension details to the opposite "corners" of the jar.
Put a dab of royal icing on the back of the round, mini cookie and place on the center of the jar. Add a "strip" of pink royal icing, starting from the center to the outer edge. Let dry completely.
Using twine, tie a ribbon around the jar top and make a bow.
Admire your handiwork:)