Friday, June 10, 2011

We Love Our Teachers!

My girls absolutely adore their teachers this year! I saw somewhere this little addition problem and thought I should figure out a way to use it. 2sweet + 2be=4gotten

This one is Easy Peasy, I promise! I decided to make some jar cookies. You remember those from a few years ago right? They were all the rage...Anyway, In one of my craft magazines there was a recipe for Jar Gingerbread Scones.  They looked so good in the picture that I just had to use it. So Here's how ya' do it.

3 small peanut butter jars
Letter and Number Stickers (If you don' t have a Cricut)
Ingredients for the cookies

Start by washing out your jars really well. Then move on to the fun stuff. We used black and white vinyl and my cricut to cut out all of the numbers and letters. Have your kiddos help you with this part. Mine love punching in the letters and they even love peeling them off.  (Good for mommy, who hates peeling!)

Next up, Place your letters on your jars. Mae has a male teacher so we switched his up a bit and did 2cool+2be=4gotten

 Get on your computer and type out the instructions:

Gingerbread Scones
Empty the contents of one jar into a medium bowl; make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
In a small bowl, stir together one beaten egg, 2 Tbs. milk and 1 Tbs. molasses. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; quickly knead by folding and gently pressing for 10-12 strokes or until nearly smooth.Lightly roll dough into a 6 inch circle. Cut into 6 wedges, dipping knife into flour between cuts. Place wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet
Brush with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Cool slightly and Enjoy!

You'll have to play around with it a little to get it to fit the top of your jar. (I saved mine for you but it really just depends on what size jar you are using.) Glue, tape (or whatever) your ingredients to the top of your jar and head to the kitchen.

Here's the Ingredients for the jar mix:

3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. gound ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup shortening

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, cloves and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resmebles coarse crumbs. Divide flour mixture evenly among three 1 pint glass jars. Seal. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.  Makes 3 jars.

Next up, is making them pretty. Mae picked out some ribbon to tie around the top. And there ya' go! The best part is, except for a couple of the ingredients, I had EVERYTHING to make these, so my final cost was like, $4!!

I think they turned out pretty cute. So, get out your cricut and show those teachers some love!
Have a fun weekend!


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