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glittery mason jar cookie gifts and a great holiday giveaway

Sparkle, shimmer and glitter! Despite the annoying specks of glitter that inevitably will sit for weeks on your carpet. And your table. And your hands. And your forehead, I love the sparkle and shimmer of glitter. That’s why I use sprinkles so much when I decorate cookies (that and it’s an easy decorating tool that covers mistakes). So when I got the best box of holiday packaging awesomeness from EK Success Brands to test for this GIVEAWAY over at my other gig, Edible Crafts, I was thrilled to get a 24-set of Martha Stewart Crafts glitter. Um, for free. And that stuff is expensive. I also got all kinds of packaging and decor for the holidays, including Martha Stewart Crafts glitter set bakeable trays, treat boxes, beverage labels, treat bags, garland, Christmas light window clings, and Jolee’s Boutique Christmas lights stickers.

And one of you can win the same! This giveaway is hosted by Edible Crafts at Craft Gossip, so you MUST enter over there. Find the details and enter HERE.


how to make glittery mason jars of cookies


to make the mason jars, you will need:*

Martha Stewart Crafts glitter

craft glue

paint brush

mason jars

wax or freezer paper


*I used the small mason jars, 6-ounces, available at grocery stores, craft stores and some hardware stores, but you can use any size you like.


What to do: Cover your surface with wax or freezer paper. Remove the two parts of the mason jar lid. Paint both parts with craft glue and immediately coat with glitter. I used the green, purple, red and blue glitter. Turn over to remove excess and set aside to dry completely. I funneled the excess glitter back in to the glitter container to save what I could.


to make the sparkly cookies, you will need:*

cookie dough

royal icing

circle cookie cutter, 1 1/4- inch

food coloring to match glitter lids

matching sprinkles for each color

disposable decorating bags


size “4” or “5” decorating tips


*I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Red Red, Electric Green, Electric Purple, and Sky Blue used here). Find the cookie cutter (perhaps as part of a set), decorating bags, couplers, tips and sprinkles in the craft store. For tips on basic cookie decorating, click HERE.


What to do: Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, and cut out little circles. Let cool completely. Prepare icing, divide and tint preferred colors. Prepare decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with the icing colors and close with rubber bands. Working with one color at a time, pipe and fill a circle of icing on a cookie and cover with a matching color of sprinkles. Let the cookies dry overnight before packaging in the jars.



REMEMBER: You MUST enter the giveaway for the Martha Stewart Crafts prize package HERE at Craft Gossip!!! Comments left here (while always appreciated) are NOT entered in the giveaway!!

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  1. Posted November 8, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    such a cute project! :)

  2. Posted November 8, 2012 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I love making cookies like this, but now I want to make the jars to match, so cute.

  3. Posted November 8, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    this looks like a perfect mix of MESSY and TASTY! so cute and festive.

  4. Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    what a clever idea. Trying this for sure. Thanks for posting

  5. ColleenB.
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I dearly love what you done with the jar lids and then to have the cookies to match….Awesome. What a wonderful, creative project.
    TYhank you for this Fantastic giveaway opportunity

  6. Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    These would be a super cute addition to a gift basket!

  7. Posted November 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Cute little sparkly cookies.

  8. Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE these! Plus, I’m one of the nuts that doesn’t mind stray glitter..I love shiny things!

  9. Claire C
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    What fun, instead of making boring cookies. I really want to have a go.

  10. Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    The mason jars look fabulous! And thoose cookies super yummy!
    Kindest regards,

  11. nikki spencer
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    What a fun giveaway. The glitter alone excites me! Thanks for offering :)

  12. Posted November 11, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Those are the cutest little cookies ever! And I love the glittery mason jars too!

  13. Posted November 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I am soooo making these for christmas might make it with my famous gingerbread though but style it up with some glittery goodness. I am in glitter heaven with this one thanks :-)

  14. S. Mandella
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    What sprinkles do you buy to match the colored icing so perfectly?

  15. meaghanmountford
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I just bought the Wilton Sprinkles from Michaels. They come in any color, and they match the Americolor Soft Gel Pastes very well. But if you coat the icing well enough with sprinkles, it doesn’t have to be an exact match. Often I get just close enough and it still looks like it matches!

  16. Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

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