❀ A Recipe Craft
My Aunt Ruth spent her winter days in early December to make candies, cakes and cookies that she carefully wrapped and placed in a cookie tin to give as gifts. Family and friends devoured her special homemade gifts. It was a package of love, made by her, just for you.
Cookie tins range from $1 and up depending on where you buy them. Of course national chain stores often have more expensive tins. For instance a square tin 7-7/8″ sq. x 2-5/8″ h decorated with stockings is around $8 at The Container Store. The same type of tin at e-CookieTins.com can be found at less than half that! And don’t discount your local box stores like Target or Wal-Mart too.
Aunt Ruth would use round tins, about 7″ round & 3″ deep. They’re often described as 2 pound round tins. She kept her lining simple, using food safe decorative paper. Continue reading