15 September 2010

Blog Hop / Sweet Teacher Gift

Welcome to the Scrap Gal Fall Haul Blog Hop (wow, that's quite a mouthful!) If you hopped here from Janet Ball's blog, you're in the right place! But if you didn't even know you were hopping, jump on over to the Gal Blog to get started.

I'm sharing a little project I did for last year's Scrap Gal fall crop--a rerun, I know, but I've never posted it here, so what the heck:
ScrapGal has these cute bags from Shabby Green Door for sale in the store, and I decided to embellish them and fill them with cookies as a "thank you" for Chloe's teachers.

Trim papers to fit the bag (I covered the front and top flap only), then adhere and embellish. Next fill with cookies, fold top of bag over and punch two small holes for the twine. Tie in a bow, and present to your favorite teacher!

Here's my favorite quick cookie recipe--always a hit!

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon brandy (or vanilla)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and brandy. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Thanks for stopping by! Your next blog on the hop is Kelly's--enjoy!

For more fun, games, challenges and prizes be sure to join us this weekend at the Scrap Gal Fall Haul Crop! I look forward to seeing you there.

22 comments:

Scrappy Do said...

Hope your going to share those cookies! Cute bags too!

Judy Bagwell said...

CUTE idea! Those are some lucky teacher. Your recipe is making me hungry. :-)

Valine said...

What a GREAT idea! They're beautiful! And the cookies sound delish!

Cassie said...

Um Hello!
As much as I love your project...I also reran something this week...LOL
I believe you buried the lead...those cookies look magnificent!!!!
I need some now. Thanks...I will be fat forever.
=)

Shannon Hager said...

What a great idea! I would love to make some Halloween treat bags using this idea!

ashjoy said...

They are cute, and the recipe look yummy! TFS!

Kimmie said...

Oh, I am SOOO going to have to give that recipe a try. We love cookies at our house!

Can't wait for the crop! Woohoo!

KateB said...

great idea and since I can't bake, you are always welcome to send me treats!!!

Erika M. said...

What a sweet teacher's gift - I never received sweet gifts like this when I was teaching - wish I had though!

silvia said...

Cute bags!! The cookies sound yummy!!

trish.chamberlain said...

Cute! Now I want to make these cookies!

Rbarakat said...

Yum those cookies look delish!!!

alwayscharlie said...

The bags look so cute and those cookies are screaming "eat me"!

Janet said...

Oh My....those treat bags look very yummy!! And those cookies...yum yum yum...
Can't wait for the crop!!!

KellyG said...

Love the bags and the cookies sound delish!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Massman said...

Yum to the cookies and the treat bags are really cute!

Jennybean said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe - it sounds yummy!

KimR said...

Those are so cute--you can rerun them anytime! That recipe looks yummy too!

kim c said...

girl, thanks for the recipe. it looks super delish. later gator.

Angie said...

cute bags. yummy cookies!

Court said...

GREAT. Now I am SO hungry for cookies! And I haven't even had breakfast! Thanks so much! haha. Great project idea, though!

aimee said...

yeah! that's a good re-run. cute bags.
see ya this weekend!