Monday, May 10, 2010

a dollop of sheer whimsy

'Tis an indubitable honor to be able to post here on Lola's Girl. Thanks so very much, Jozen, for the lovely opportunity - you are the absolute sweetest!

I've a hankering to share a dandy how-to today: tasty teeny treat bags! They're peachy perfect as handcrafted giveaways for any jolly gala, or even just because to brighten a lovely chum's day up! Behold the following snickerdoodle-stuffed tasty teeny treat bags.First, concoct the bite-sized cookies with the following recipe.

2 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon Directions (makes at least 45 bite-sized snickerdoodles):
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture.
3. Stir together cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar in a plate. Shape dough into 45+ (1 inch) balls; roll in cinnamon sugar. Space 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
4. Bake cookies until edges are golden, 9 minutes.While cookies cool, accumulate 15 clear plastic treat baggies, fabric scraps, a sheet of graph or lined paper, and a brown paper bag.Tear the brown paper bag into 15 (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.) strips. The rougher-edged, the more endearing, methinks. Cut graph paper or lined paper into 15 (2 x 1 in.) strips. Scribble a mini memo on each strip (I penned "oodles of snickerdoodles for a lovely day!"). Cut up fabric scraps into 15 (2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.) strips. These need not be perfect rectangles by any means, so ragged fabric scrap strips are wholly welcome. Crafting these tasty teeny treat bags is a resourceful method to repurpose used paper bags and any fabric scraps you may have stashed away ('cause I've bucketfuls more than I know what to do with!).Stuff a treat bag with 3-4 cookies. Layer a brown paper bag strip on top of it, then a fabric scrap strip, followed by a graph paper note. Use a handy dandy sewing machine to zig-zag stitch across the top with vivid-colored thread.Repeat the procedure 'til you're plumb out of cookies! They look daintily darling displayed in a nicked vintage bowl, but they'll get gobbled up in no time at all!I do hope you enjoyed this tasty teeny treat bag tutorial. Be sure to mosey on over to visit my blog, Sheer Whimsy! Thanks a bunch, Jozen, for the opportunity to guest post on your lovely blog!


cArLa said...

thanks for the tutorial! those snickerdoodles look so yummy!

jozen said...

oh helen, i love everything about this post... thank you so much!!!

sharonlei said...

Cuuuute! Yummy goodness in a super sweet package. :) I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

xx Love & Aloha

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is adorable!!! love the idea!! it sounds tasty too!

Alely L. said...

we love snickerdoodles in this house! i know my daughter will definitely be baking this recipe. thanks for the tutorial on the bag. love it!

sheer whimsy said...

jozen!!! you are an absolute sweetheart!!! thank YOU for trusting me with a guest post! i had so much fun doing it! hope you're enjoying fun and sun in hawaii!!! <3

Sandy a la Mode said...

mmmm these look absolutely delicious! and i love these cute treats bags too! i LOVE sheer whimsy's whimsical writing style too! great post!

Dawn said...

Such a sweet treat! This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for the great idea.

joanna said...

Looks good! I think I'm going to try it!

Meg said...

so cute! i love this idea!! said...

really really cute. makes me want to throw a party. will definitely be checking out sheer whimsy.

Small Burst said...

what an adorable way to present cookies! Love it.