As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Thursday, December 12, 2013

Button Cookies




I have told you that this is the time to "uncomplify"...this season of enough. So this is not the year that I will try a new, creative type of food gift. 

But...last year we did such a thing. These adorable button cookies were featured in the December issue of Country Living magazine. They caught Ron's eye and he decided that we could make them together as a family project. We had lots of fun making and packaging these sweet treats for our friends.

First, we made the sugar cookie dough, using Country Living's recipe. We cut them out using a round cutter (I think it was a biscuit cutter that we used)...



and then used the small end of an old grater to indent another circle. With an ice pick, we made two "button holes" in each cookie, making them a little bigger than the "thread" to allow for spreading while baking.


After the cookies were baked and cooled, we set up an assembly line at the kitchen table. Bekah counted and stacked the cookies.


Ron strung the "buttons" together with thin paper twine we had found on sale at Michaels.


I tied the twine into bows, and placed each stack in a cellophane bag. Kati tied the bags with ribbon, and added a label.



Voilà! Button cookies!



Cute as a button?

9 comments:

  1. Yes so cute! But I can see how it would not fit in with your uncomplifying! Let's see if blogger will let this word stay when published.

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  2. So cute and adaptable to many occasions. That's one of the best kinds, huh?

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  3. How darling are these? Cute idea!

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  4. What an adorable presentation! And Ron figured this all out? Now I am impressed!

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  5. These are adorable. I missed them last year! xo

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  6. Sweet little packages! Love this idea. My hubby would never dream of setting foot in the kitchen except to fill his coffee cup, lol, so I'm always amazed at the hubby's who do this sort of thing.

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  7. Clever! What a great family project!

    Deanna

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  8. Those are soooo cute! Great gift idea!

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