Oh right, teacher appreciation cookies.
Well, here’s what happened. My husband got called to a new job site and had to work tons of overtime, including Saturdays. Since he was gone so much, I have three kids 5 and under, and I spend most of the day on Sundays at church, that left pretty much zero time to do cookies. I did eek out the teacher cookies and also an array of fashion cookies, but it was really hard. I had all sorts of cookies plans after those that I had to cancel. It was sad. I’m still sad but I try not to dwell on it. I’ve kind of removed myself from the cookie world so that I don’t have pity parties every time I see a plate of cookies. I know everything has its season, anyway, and I will do cookies again. (Since originally writing this draft a few weeks ago, I’ve done a small batch of cookies for my nephew’s birthday party- post to come!)
So let’s talk teachers!
My lovely friend Tara asked for some cookies to gift her daughter’s nursery school teachers. I suggested minis in jars, because I think that’s so cute. She loved the idea and gave me the creative green light. I gathered up my mini cutters- an apple, a wedding cake (which became a stack of books), a baby bottle (which became a crayon), and a star. That pretty much made me feel like a genius.
Mini cookies are so fun. Of course, you should try to figure out how many you’ll need to fill up a jar, so that you don’t come up short and have to bake an entire new batch the night before they’re due. (Not that I know from experience or anything.) The sizes of these ranged from a quarter to a half dollar. I wanted to take a pic to show you, but I skeeve touching coins, let alone allowing them anywhere near food. So just picture it in your head. Little cookies! So cute!
When it came to the stack of books, I thought about what titles they should have. We’re talking nursery school, so I came up with some clever titles, if I do say so myself. *pats self on back*
I was very pleased with the final result. They would’ve looked really cute with some teacher-themed ribbon but my friend was already planning to put the finishing touches on herself. I hope to do them again someday and see what else I can think up.