Friday, June 17, 2011

Preparing for Father's Day Crafting Playdate

I am hosting a playdate where we will be making these "Treat of the Month" father's day containers, as well as the cookies to put in them.

I am all prepared for everyone to show up:

Canister was found at Micheal's for $2 after coupon

Precut papers to line the cylinder and to decorate

Precut "Dad" and "Daddy" letters from my Cricut

white squares for the kids to do custom artwork

 Frames for the custom artwork
(I had this scrapbook kit that was sports related that I got for 75% off at Target's Dollar Spot.  This was the perfect time to use it)

Tags for special comments to Dad

Borders for decorating

Hang tag for the kids to sign

You don't have to purchase a container! If you have a coffee canister or an oatmeal container, you can easily decorate it as well!

Recipe to be Made:


1/2 C. Butter                          1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 C. Sugar                              1-1/2 C. Flour
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda              2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cream of Tarter         1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Egg

1. In a Medium mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add the 1C. of sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.  Stir in remaining flour.  Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

2. In a small mixing bowl combine the 2 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat.  Plae 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

3.  Bake the cookies in a 375 degree oven for 10-11 minutes until the edges are golden brown.  Cool.
Makes 36 cookies

UPDATE: Here are the pictures of the completed cookie tin, and card:


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