Post # 1
so i bought in ikea these beautiful and cute small jars. there where only 1.69 package of 4. they are so cute. but im looking for what to put inside. these will be my favors. please give me ideas. i was thinking of small cookies and i even bought small cookie cutters at michaels but dont know a good recipe… PLEASE HELP!! i need the bees
Post # 3
The cookies obviously won’t fit, so you need to decide to go with one or the other 🙂
We used those little jars for spices when I was in college. You could fill them with homemade cocoa or chai tea mix and cellophane bag 2-3 cookies together and give each guest one of each.
Here’s a hotcocoa mix recipe
and a Chai Tea recipe
Actually, come to think of it, you could do 4-5 tea bags in each one too (not the packaged kind, the kind you buy in bulk).
Post # 4
Those look similar to jars we are using. We made a message-in-a-bottle. Totally cute. Colored sand. Flower & ribbon glued to the outside but had a scrolled message inside along with a small picture of us. If you go to http://www.lovememadly.com , they have good ideas.
Post # 5
@daydreamwanderer the cookie cutters fit in the jars… actually all of them fit in the jar… so i imagine that if the cookie dont grow then they will fit, maybe 5 of them will fit, the case is i dont have a good recipe
Post # 6
Candy would be an easy choice. I like @daydreamwanderer’s idea of spices, hot cocoa or cookie mix. Maybe you could do cookie mix in the jar and tie a cookie cutter onto the jar.
Post # 7
whoops! Sorry…I must still be asleep this morning 🙂 (yes, it’s morning where I live).
Were you thinking sugar cookies? I have an amazing sugar cookie recipe around here somewhere…
Post # 8
The cookies would grow when you bake them. Even if they didn’t and/or you could fit them in the jars, the guests probably wouldn’t be able to get them out without breaking them.
What’s your wedding theme and colors? You could put in candies, flower bulbs, smaller cookies (like mini oreos) or a number of other things, but knowing what mood you’re going for would help.
Post # 9
@charismaclassic my wedding will be in puerto rico. my colors are red white black, we are going with a very off beat wedding with a touch of romantic rock and roll and moiuling rouge lol… i know is a lot but trust me it all goes together
Post # 10
Okay, my favorite sugar cookie recipe:
and a delicious frosting that goes well on them:
http://www.weddingbeepro.com/2009/07/17/my-favorite-vanilla-buttercream-recipe/#more-15730 (except I use regular butter and leave out the salt; sometimes I also swap the vanilla for almond extract… YUMMY!)
If you’re afraid of the cookie spread (Charisma had a good point), you could do bars and cut them out after they’re done. Here are some bar recipes I love:
Lastly, because I stumbled upon it while looking up the sugar cookie recipe, here’s a really phenomenal oatmeal cookie recipe that I love love love:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Soft-Oatmeal-Cookies/Detail.aspx (except I cut the oats down to 2 1/2 cups and add 1 c dried cranberries and 1 1/2 c milk chocolate chips – and skipping the chill phase is a bad idea, they really lose something.)
A big plus to this dough is that if freezes SUPER WELL, so you could make them ahead of time (you could even ball them ahead, freeze on cookie sheets not quite touching, then when they’re frozen move them to tupperware or big ziplocs) and just have to bake them right before the wedding. You would have to make them smaller though than ‘wallnut sized’ – maybe grape sized? Nice big juicy grapes? Yummy delicious mini cookies! Wouldn’t get to use your cute cutters though. :/
Post # 11
Could you do ingredients of something puerto-rico specific?
Post # 12
Hehe, and yes, AllRecipes.com is totally my personal cookbook. I lurve it!
Post # 13
Fill the jars with tea bags and attach a recipe card with a good cookie recipe and one of the cookie cutters.
Post # 14
hrm… I was hoping to come back to this thread and find lots of delicious recipes to try! sorry not more people have responded, Magenta. 🙁 both for your cute jars and for my love of baking, haha.
Post # 15
Maybe either hot cocoa mix topped with mini marshmallows or Jordan almonds!
Post # 16
we made sugar cookies for part of our wedding favors- they freeze well (icing and all), and they were very yummy, everybody loved them! here’s the recipe, and a picture of our cookies that a friend took.
1/2 cup each butter and margarine ( or all butter) at room temp.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Beat butter until creamy. Beat in sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat well. cover and chill at least 1 hr. roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes. place on greaced baking sheets. bake in 400 degree oven 608 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately to wire racks and let cool. makes about 4 dozen cookies depending on size.