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Mason Jar Kit

Mason Jar All Occasion Cookie Decorating Kit

$24.49

Items included in this kit:

Already have some of these items in your cookie decorating toolbox? You can always add the individual items you need below - so easy!

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Spring is around the corner and these Mason Jar Bouquets are such a great cookie gift idea. 

I intentionally kept the cookies on the simpler side to make them easy to pull together. You never know when you'll need cookies to say Thank you, Congrats, or Get Well. 

In this tutorial,  I'll show you step-by-step how to make the Mason Jar, a Simple Leaf, and an even simpler Daisy cookie. I especially love the Mason Jar and I share 3 options on this design, with and without the airbrush.

The essential cutters and stencils can be found in the new Mason Jar Cookie Kit! The kit not only has the 3 essential cutters and 3 EXCLUSIVE Flour Box stencils, but it also has a few bonus tools!

 

Cookie Yield

COOKIE YIELD: 

With a single batch of dough I made 24 cookies: 8 jars, 8 leaves, and 8 daisies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

If you're looking to plan ahead, bake and decorate plain jars and FREEZE the cookies. Then when you need to 'Say it with Cookies', you can pull them out of the freeze, allow them to come to room temp and then stencil.

COOKIE RECIPE: 

For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping Royal Icing

I find it so much easier to make my icing colors using the gel straight from the bottle, no mixing required. Here's the guide ...

I love that this set has only FIVE icing colors! For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing (about 36 oz) and split it in half (reserving half, or 18 oz, for another project).

I don't measure exactly...I estimate. Here's what worked for me on this project:

ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE

Leaf Green - 4 oz (20-sec icing)
Yellow - 1 oz (pipe)
White - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Black - 1 oz (stiff pipe for stenciling)
Sky Blue - 7 oz (pipe and flood)

For a more detailed look at icing planningCLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.

Project Timeline

Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.

DAY 1 

Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour). 

DAY 2 

Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies or 6 hours before stenciling with royal icing). Piping details and stenciling (1.5-2.5 hours) 

**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**

DAY 3

For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.

More inspiration

Can't get enough mason jars? Me either!

These sunflower and mason jars were for a beautiful bridal shower. CLICK HERE to watch the tutorial for these cookies!

And here they are boxed for favors using the BRP natural 7" box. Check out all their boxes on www.brpboxshop.com.

This is one of my favorite mason jar projects from on online Bluprint Class. You can learn how to decorate these beautiful STENCILED watercolor flowers! CLICK HERE to check out the class. 

And finally, some precious pink jars for Valentine's Day. CLICK HERE to watch how to make these cookies!

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Recreate these!

I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!

Happy Decorating!

Anne