Cookie Gift Tag

Cookie Gift Tag


The possibilities for a gift wrapping post title are endless.

As in the obvious title…..“Wrap it Up”

or the encouraging…..“You’re on a Roll”

or the obscure…..”Developing a good ‘Wrap’ por”

or my personal favorite….“Hope This Present Doesn’t Get  a Bum Wrap.” :)

 

Cookie Tag Present

I never said the titles would be good…..just endless.

No eye rolling or groaning please.

Thank you.

I’ll be here all week. :)

Cookie Gift Tag

Cookie Gift Tag

An Easy Fun Edible Project

Just please don’t hang them on your tree :)

 

Sugar Cookies

 

 Step 1:  I started with this

Ummmm….I haven’t really turned over that new cooking leaf yet.

I wish my grandmother had a sugar cookie recipe.

Then I could link it up here.

But my grandmother favored pizza rolls and clementine oranges.

So I used the next best thing…..break apart sugar cookies from the aisles of the grocery store.

 

Cookie Dough

 

Step 2:  Break cookies apart

Separate cookie square.

Each tag is 1 and 1/2 cookie square.

 

Rolling Pin

 

Step 3:  Roll out individual cookie 

Flour surface and rolling pin.

Roll out dough in shape of square until it is about 1/2 inch thick.

 

Merry Christmas Stamp

Step 4: Stamp cookie and add hole for ribbon
I bought my stamps at Hobby Lobby.  The simpler the stamp the better.

Stamp cookie with new unused rubber stamp.

(I washed my stamps first).

Make hole for ribbon (I used the end of a mixer beater).

Cut away excess dough from edges to form a square.

Bake cookies according to package directions.

Cookie Tag

Then….here is the secret to success with this project:

Take the cookies out of the oven and RE-STAMP them again while the cookies are still warm.

I tried everything.

Truly.

Cookie Gift Tag

I put the dough in the freezer and stamped with ice cold stamps and made the dough thick and made the dough thin and stood on my head and sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”

All I ended up with was puffy cookies that had absolutely no idea what day to open a present.

And then a light bulb went off.

And  I tried stamping the fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie.

It worked perfectly.

Success and edible cookie tags were mine.  And that my wonderful friends….

 …..is a wrap. :)

PS  So sorry….I couldn’t resist one more.

PPS  For more gift wrapping inspiration….check out these fun ideas from my co-hosts.  Just click on each picture to take you to the project!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Can you share WHERE you found the stamp? It’s perfect! What a great project KariAnne! Merry Christmas! ~Sally

  2. I L.O.V.E. this!! I will be hitting up Michaels for the perfect stamp!! (Sadly no Hobby Lobby in Canada!)

  3. Very clever! I am sure you must have had many quality control helpers in your kitchen! Fun project! Have a super day!

  4. Genius KariAnne!!!

    @ Sally–Hobby Lobby :)

    Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Wow! What a clever use of a stamp…very fun! Enjoy your blogs and humor!

  6. Very cute idea KariAnne, But wait! How safe will that gift tag be under the Christmas tree? Joyous Wishes, Linda

  7. So cute. My gift wrapping consists of the the world’s greatest invention, the gift bag. SIGH!!!
    Lauara

  8. Such a darn cute idea…where were you 20 years ago when my kids were young? Who knows, maybe they will still love it! ;)

  9. Cute & tasty idea! These wouldn’t last until Christmas with my hubby and kiddos around. =) Thanks for sharing the fun!

  10. This is SO cute! Just don’t put them under that same gingerbread tree at your first home! EEEK! LOL

  11. Creative and agreat idea. I love this, my pups would love to try and eat them.

    Cynthia

  12. What a “sweet” idea! My dogs would eat them off the packages though! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  13. I love your cookie tags, great idea and thanks for working out all the details for us! The star spangled banner must have worked, I will have to try that too.

  14. You are a creative genius!!! Those cookie tags blow my mind!!!! Your home is stunning. Your humor is wild and wonderful!!! Merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year!! I’m so thrilled I fell upon this blog. I’m not going anywhere!

  15. I Just LOVE it~ they are such a creative idea!!!

  16. Adorable! Adorable! and…one more…..Adorable! (I also love the paper!)

  17. Your creativity knows no end..Very cute

  18. Seriously?! Is there anything you haven’t thought of?! Cooke gift tags?!?! These are fabulous!!

    Cute & delicious….I LOVE it!

  19. You made my day, KariAnne!!! What a great idea :) And have I told you lately how much I love your sense of humor and writing style?

  20. Love this idea – and thank you so much for figuring out all the kinks for us! Great job lady and fun to hang out with you today!

  21. Karianne! I don’t have time for all of this marvelousness!! (<– I think I made that word up.) I can barely accomplish everything else that I want to do this Christmas and now I have to go do this. No really. I *have* to do this. So creative. Pinning!

  22. Cute, cute, cute, cute, CUTE!!!! Love it!!

  23. You are just so clever! I adore these. Though, I think the little micey that live in the basement might like them too …. hmmm, these are for gifts that will immediately leave the house!

    :) me

  24. Too cute Karianne! Pinning for next years ideas! And since I’m headed to hobby lobby today you know you just added to my shopping list!!!

  25. Seriously adorable and oh so yummy! How incredibly unique and clever to use a stamp! ;)

  26. These are adorable! You are truly one of the most creative people I have run across. I have a wonderful (easy) sugar cookie recipe for you. It is my “go to” recipe. Happy to pass it along if you’d like:)

  27. You are too, too funny.

  28. Bloody hell you never cease to amaze me with the things tou create you are so amazing these look awesome…………….and yummy…………

  29. Love this! Hmmmmm . . . May just have to check out Hobby Lobby tomorrow! :)

  30. Were you experimenting because you wanted to find the best method, or because the more you experimented, the more leftover cookies you’d have to eat? Be honest.

    I know what MY motivations would’ve been. ;)

  31. Oh what an awesome idea! I can see I need to go to the store tomorrow and head right to the cookie aisle!

  32. And just think… you can snack on your tag on Christmas morning!! Super cute, Kari!
    xo Heidi

  33. These are SO adorable!!! I just got some cookie molds this year – I haven’t used them yet but I’m hoping my little one and I will get to play with them this weekend!! I don’t think we’ll have the patience to put them on gifts though, we’re both little cookie monsters! So, I don’t think they’ll stand a chance!!! :-)

  34. I had to laugh
    as I had the same
    experience when
    stamping my own
    sugar cookies! And
    yes, hot out of the
    oven works best….
    OR, a shortbread
    recipe works well,
    too, as they don’t
    rise up as much
    as a sugar cookie : )

    I’ve loved all of your
    holiday posts…..like
    sweet little advent
    gifts. Thank you for
    that, and for your
    continued inspiration.

    Have a very Merry
    Christmas and enjoy
    your little family!

    xo Suzanne

  35. Great idea, funny lady :)

  36. Wonderful! Karianne, if you could bottle and sell you inventiveness, you would be a billionaire!

  37. Only you! So so clever and adorable!

  38. this is too cute for words my friend! sending you tons of hugs and much love this holiday season.

  39. How did i miss this one!!!….What a great idea…not only for Christmas but for any occasion!….say goodie bags for showers or birthday parties…so fun!!!…