"You Are My Sunshine" Cookies

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
These adorable cookies would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift, Teacher Appreciation Gift, or even just a little something to let someone know you are thinking of them!  And did I mention that the cookies are DELICIOUS?  
 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
Here’s what you’ll need:  ingredients for cookies (listed below), Saran wrap, tape, glass baby food jar, orange construction/scrapbook paper, craft sticks, yellow ribbon, and a hot glue gun.

Recipe for “Sunshine” Cookies:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
1 container Cool Whip
1 tsp. almond extract (optional, my secret ingredient)
Powdered sugar for rolling (approx. 1/2 cup)
 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
1.  Dump all of the ingredients into a bowl (except the powdered sugar).

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
My “secret” ingredient…1/2 tsp. almond extract

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2.  Mix together.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
The dough will be extremely thick and sticky!

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
3.  Form the dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
4.  Place on cookie sheet.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
5.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
Don’t they look delicious???

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
6.  On an orange piece of paper, use a cup to represent the approximate size of the cookie and make a sunburst around it.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
7.  Make one for each cookie and then cut out.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
8.  Lay the cookie upside-down on a piece of Saran wrap.

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9.  Pull tight and tape.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
10.  Attach the wrapped cookie onto the sunburst using a hot glue gun.

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
11.  Then use the hot glue gun to attach a craft stick to the back (mine were pre-painted yellow…leftover from a Christmas project).

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
I didn’t have any yellow “stuffing” so I just stuck a bowl inside my shredder and shredded a couple pieces of yellow construction paper.
 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies
12.  Place the cookie stick inside a baby food jar and fill with yellow stuffing.  Tie a ribbon around and add a tag that reads “You are my sunshine!”

 "You Are My Sunshine" Cookies

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We also made a few with tags that read, “Bringing you a little sunshine!” for an activity next week.
PS- I didn’t have Big Brother help me with these cookies since he’s been sick.  Normally, he is my trusty right-hand man when it comes to making cookies.  :)
How do you brighten someone else’s day?

Comments

  1. Julie says

    This is so cute and would definitely add some sunshine to somebody's day. And they do sound delicious, which is an added bonus. :)

  2. Beth- the mama bee says

    oh yes, these are delicious! They are a favorite at our house and I think mothers day is just begging for some.

  3. Anonymous says

    it didn't list the craft stick on the list of items needed.
    A great item to cheer someone in the hospital.

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