COOKIES!!

Before I type anything else - I just wanted to thank all of you who left such sweet comments about my mention in the UK times best design bloggers list. Thank you so much!

So back to the topic of my post: COOKIIIIEEESSS!
And yes, Im saying that in my best cookie monsters impersonation.

Remember the cookie party exchange invitations I made for a friend? I was also an invited guest so the pressure was on. Have I mentioned I can't seem to make a decent cookie to save my life?

But when I saw plum jam sitting on the shelf of the Bedford Cheese Shop, I had an idea: Sugarplum Shortbreads!

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Using some leftover aqua boxes from another project, I padded the box with a bit of pink shred (homemade in the shredder). Two short stacks of cookies went into cupcake liners before the box was closed up.

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A custom label and a bit of striped ribbon finished the presentation.
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Half the boxes got the purse treatment. The other half got a more streamlined label over ribbon look.
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Despite my complete lack of skills in the cookie department, these are really tasty. Too bad I didn't keep a box for myself! If you want to try your hand at them, here is the recipe.
SugarplumShortbreadCookiesRecipe

Happy Baking!

46 comments:

  1. What a fun treat - and a beautiful package design. I know these were a hit!

    Merry Christmas, Mrs. L!

    Nate

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  2. It probably wouldn't matter if they tasted like rocks, with a presentation like that! I bet the recipients think they are getting edible gold!

    What I'm trying to say, is they look yummy and absolutely beautiful! Where do you get your boxes?

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  3. WOW.........such classy presentation.......just a bonus if the cookies tasted good!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe! Looks yummy!

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  5. So pretty! I'm not sure I could open the box! And you gave me a great idea for packaging some goodies I plan to give out! Thank you!

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  6. I'd also like to know where you get your boxes? I've been packaging cookies in all sorts of ways but I love the way you did yours. :)

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  7. The package design is just WAY too fabulous. PLEASE move to CA and become my neighbor and BFF. We'll have so much fun planning parties and decorating up the wazoo! ; )

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  8. That has to be one of the best presentations for homemade cookies I've ever seen. Very cute and clever.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  9. I'm always so amazed by your design skills! The packaging alone makes these cookies look yummy.

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  10. Watch out, someone is going to knock off this design for some fabulous food product.
    Janell

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  11. To be honest, with packaging like this< i wouldn't care how tasty they were!

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  12. i love love love that packaging. it almost ranks with laduree. thanks for sharing!

    xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
    http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

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  13. Gorgeous boxes and labels ! Thanks for the recipes !

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  14. thats the most gorgeous packaging ever!!

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  15. Thanks everyone. I don't remember exactly where I ordered these boxes. I know it was online and it was in Feb. I checked my usual haunts like usbox.com and papermart.com and while they have similiar stuff, they don't have this color. So Im not sure if I used a random company or they just don't carry these anymore.

    I have extra boxes left over so if you don't need a ton, send me an email. If I have enough of them to help, Ill be happy to send you what I have.

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  16. I love the boxes I wish I could make something similar! Happy holidays and congrats on the UK Times mention!

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  17. Anonymous3:35 PM

    In case I don't get back here this week I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas....

    I am so glad the cookes taste as good as the pretty boxes...such a lovely presentation !!!

    Thank you for the recipe....

    Merry Christmas and God Bless,
    Kathy :)

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  18. Wow you really went all out for this party! I need to find friends like you : P I'd be constantly inspired!

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  19. These cookies are too cute! I love the sugar plum idea, and the packaging makes them so special. Christmas cookies are such a fabulous creative outlet - even my self-proclaimed "non-creative" friends whip up some amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh...come here...so I can SLAP you silly!

    Is there NOTHING you do that isn't over the top fantabulous?! I mean...give a girl a break, would'ja?

    ;~P

    I would be like one of the above posters...never open them until they were starting to smell. Seriously. I would.

    Better than a tiffany box...so say I.


    sigh.

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  21. Your creativity and execution floors me. Just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

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  22. omg! these look amazing! love love love it!

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  23. I so love you! Every blog post you do makes me smile! These are adorable. I am sorry that I didn't get the chocolate chip cookie recipe to you. With my parents visiting us this past week and our move, I just never got around to the recipe. It really is THE BEST chocolate chip recipe ever. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

    Melanie

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  24. Mrs Limestone, everything you do is just so pretty and creative! I swear you could have your own TV show!

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  25. You are a rockstar!! xo, MB

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  26. Oh my word, those boxes are beyond adorable!

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  27. your cookies are so stylish no one will care how they taste (although they do look pretty yummy)!

    kelly

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  28. The packaging is beautiful... they look yummy too!

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  29. Anonymous12:12 AM

    Where did the shortbread recipe come from? It is only fair to site your sources.

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  30. Yum...and Wow. You so need your own show already. Seriously.

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I can't wait to try it -- please keep them coming!!!

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  31. GORGEOUS colors....this would make a great favor for WEDDINGS!
    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  32. Yum. The cookies look very good! Thanks for leaving us for the recipe. I was busy cooking, and canning jams and spreads tonight. Tis the season. Merry Christmas

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  33. You always go that extra distance in everything you do. You always inspire me.

    :-)

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  34. Thanks everyone!

    Anon - I don't know where the original recipe came from. I had a glazed version written in my recipe box so I must have found it a year or more ago and I modified it for this. (I didn't like the glazed version at all. It was so much better without.) I suspect this is the basic recipe for any kind of simple cookie. Doesn't get more simple than this.

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  35. Presentation is everything! Everything tastes better when it's in a pretty package;o)

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  36. Really, just quit your day job and open up a shop - in Brooklyn and I would come and shop. You really have such a magical way of "presentation!"
    pve

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  37. Too too ADORABLE!! I'm in love!
    so creative

    Merry Christmas!
    ~TidyMom

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  38. These look sooo yummy! LOVE your adorable packaging, too :)

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  39. okay - first off - love your blog - and secondly, where do you get your labels printed? i've been trying to find a good place? i love your clever packaging! :)

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  40. so beautiful! your presentation was spectacular!!! but then, with you, it always seems to be! how do you do it, deary???

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  41. that might be the cutest recipe card i have ever seen. i love it!!!!!!!!

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  42. You're super talented! Would you share the printable labels for the cookie boxes/cookie invites?

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  43. Kpozz8:37 AM

    Where can I get custom labels made like this?

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  44. The labels were designed and printed by me.

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  45. Kpozz9:52 AM

    Do you sell them?

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