For this project you'll need:
3 sizes of boxes
jewels strips with adhesive on the back
double sided tape
It was difficult to find boxes, because either the proportions didn't look right or I knew there wouldn't be any room for cookies. (Please excuse about the messy background!)
Then I just wrapped them like a present. I used double sided tape to stick the ribbon to the bottom edge of each wrapped box and then added the jewel strips at the top of the ribbon. I also decided to make two kinds of sugar cookies.
Here are the recipes I found online. I don't bake that often, so I was really happy both turned out well!
(I used her basic sugar cookie recipe and her royal icing recipe)
Then I had the brilliant idea to use a small heart cookie cutter I had to add these in the shape of a heart. The first picture best shows off the color, the second best shows off the heart shape.
A few notes on these:
1. All I have is a hand mixer and the dough broke my mixer.
2. I finished making the frosting and felt it was a little bit bland and needed something else, so I added a bit of lemon extract. Perfect addition!
This is how it turned out at the reception!
It doesn't hold a lot of cookies and it maybe looks a bit messy, but I love that it adds height and visual interest to the food table.
What are your favorite kind of cookies?