Well, two of my kids headed back to school today and my youngest goes back tomorrow. I'll admit my eyes were a little watery today to see my oldest walk into high school. Doesn't seem possible. Wasn't it just yesterday that I was walking her into kindergarten? (I definitely had watery eyes that day, too.)
My youngest is starting 1st grade tomorrow, so I came up with a little bag of treats and a card for her teacher. It's always nice to start the year off with a little chocolate, right?! The card is made from some Cosmo Cricket paper (red polka dot) and some October Afternoon (school ledger). Love these papers together! I used my computer to print out the sentiment and used my circle punch to make it into a little tag. The pencil was just glued onto the paper with the ribbon tied onto it. Pretty simple, but a fun little card to make.
The cookies were just put in a cellophane bag and topped with a simple paper topper. The "ENJOY" are Jenni Bowlin stickers.
Here's a closer look at the card:
By the way, these cookies are one of our favorites: Monster Cookies. If anyone's interested, here's the recipe:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. + 2 Tbl. brown sugar
2 c. (18 oz. container) peanut butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
4+1/2 c. regular oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. m&m's
3/4 c. chocolate chips
Cream butter, gradually add sugars. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla and beat well. Add oats, soda and salt. Stir in m&m's and chocolate chips. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
I get about 5 dozen smaller size cookies, but they taste great as monster size, of course.
Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great rest of the week!