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Cookie jars, pink cookies, and a giveaway.

June 12, 2012


Okay everyone… the winner is… SARAH! Comment #73 (the last comment)! Congrats Sarah! I’m e-mailing you now. Thanks everyone for entering.


I have a kind of obsession with cupcake cookie jars. I love all cookie jars, actually, and one of my favorites- not to mention my pride & joy in this particular arena- is a vintage 1930’s Minnie/Mickey Mouse one that belonged to my great grandmother Mary (whom I’m named for, kinda sorta). But I really love ones shaped like cupcakes, for obvious reasons. I’ve got four so far: one pink & blue, one black/orange/white for Halloween, one that’s all patriotic & red/white/blue and then this, my newest addition from Sourpuss Clothing.

So… you wanna see my new addition?

HOW CUTE IS THAT. Adorable. I’ve been lusting over a cupcake cookie jar with a skull on top forever now! And one that isn’t in Halloween colors. That’s kinda hard to find, ’cause for some strange reason people associate skulls just with Halloween. Weird. Oh, and you see those super cute little pink gingham cupcake towels underneath it? Yeah, I got those too. And an apron to match! CCO. Crazy cuteness overload.

Me & Sourpuss Clothing go back a long way, back to when Cupcake Rehab was just a baby blog. They have the most unique housewares for the most unique homebodies among us. I love them. So much so, in fact, that in addition to a Cupcake Rehab sticker, Lola actually sports a Sourpuss sticker too!

So yeah, they’re pretty freakin’ awesome. And they sent me this awesome cookie jar. And when I get a new cookie jar, it makes me want to make cookies to fill it with. And what cookies would I fill it with but pink cookies!? And what’s better than cookies with M&M’s? And how about if they’re coconut M&M’s? Pretty much makes them automatically awesome. Yep, I braved the high humidity & to make cookies just to fill my new cookie jar. I’m kinda insane. But you knew that.


Now, you probably don’t need another cookie recipe (but I’m gonna give you one anyway). Come on. THEY’RE PINK.



  • 2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ΒΌ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ΒΌ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Β½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • a dash of Wilton Rose or Christmas Red food coloring gel, or another color if desired
  • 1 small bag coconut M&M’s (for these I only used the white & brown colored ones) or regular M&M’s, or chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips… or whatever the hell you want!


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β° F degrees. Prepare baking sheets by covering them with parchment.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in a seperate, larger bowl until creamy. Add egg whites, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add food coloring, mix until combined. Adjust until you get the desired color. Stir in M&M’s.
  4. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonful on to greased baking sheets. Add more M&M’s on top, if desired.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden on the bottoms & puffy. Cool cookies on sheets on wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Side note: striped paper straws make everything, including milk, taste better. True story. Thanks Yoyo for sending me a bunch, I love them.

So maybe you didn’t need that cookie recipe.

What you do need, however, is that cookie jar. Amirite? You totally, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt need that cookie jar in your life. And I want to give it to you. I really do. ‘Cause I’m nice like that. And Sourpuss Clothing is nice, too, which is why they’re making it possible that one of you lucky dogs out there will in fact end up with a cookie jar.

You will not, sadly, get the cookies too. Those you have to make yourself. So… what do you have to do to get this cookie jar?

  • First, and most important, you have to tell me something: if you were to win this cookie jar, would you like it in aqua or pink? And why? ‘Cause it matches your mixer? Your kitchen? It’s your favorite color? Do tell.
  • Finally… tell everyone in your social network about it! Copy and paste the following into a tweet or post it on your Facebook page for an extra entry (then come back & let me know)-

I just entered to win a cupcake cookie jar from @SourpussBrand at @CupcakeRehab! And guess what? You can too: http://cupcakerehab.com/2012/06/cookie-jars-pink-cookies-and-a-giveaway

And that’s it. Super easy peasy. Two different chances to win for each of you. I’ll select a winner at midnight via random.org. This little giveaway ends at midnight on June 19th. I’ll announce the winner here and also e-mail them right away to let ’em know the awesome news- so make sure you leave a valid e-mail address with your comments. ‘Cause I know you’ll be having trouble sleeping with excitement.

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  1. Aqua! Because I’m starting a kitchen collection of fun aqua things for when I’m settled into my own place!

  2. I would love it in pink because it would clash like hell with my red Kitchenaid (who still needs a name.)

  3. id take the aqua cause for some odd reason, pink and I don’t get along lol. I don’t cook but my husband does and I’m sure I’ll be putting lots of cookies in the jar. Not that they’ll actually last or anything but still the thought is there!! I’m not into coconut but anything that has M&Ms in it is a winner LOL! posting on my twitter, my fb, and my 326 fb page πŸ™‚
    good luck everyone!! πŸ™‚ -fingers crossed-

  4. You know what I would love if you could pick the colour for me if I win. They are both awesome and I think I could make either colour work. Lol
    Never really gravitated towards pink though but maybe I could be a little girly just once. Lol πŸ™‚

  5. I would be happy with either but I’m leading toward pink-The only pink that I have in my kitchen right now is my mixer and I think it would be nice to have another pop of it. πŸ™‚

  6. Aqua because it will fit with my tea cup set!!! Cookies and tea= heaven for me. Thanks to share your cookies recipies.

  7. That’s a tough choice, aqua would go better with my kitchen but pink seems more….cupcakey? So I think I’d have to go with pink.

  8. I like to try and keep a balance in my house of things that me and my guy like, and thankfully he likes aqua, cookies and skulls so this would be PERFECT!

  9. Pink, because pink skulls are cute! (i’m from spain, can i take part of the contest??????)

  10. I would love to add the pink cupcake cookie jar to my kitchen! Pink because it matches my hair at the moment and I know my little girl would love it. I have been making cupcakes and been in love with skulls and cupcakes for as long as I can remember. (so much I have a chest peice celebrating it πŸ˜€ ) I’ll post this on my Facebook as soon as I finish this! You all rock!

  11. Aqua because I love that color and I love baking so much I make cookies from scrach as well and people from my job actually pay me to make them cookies and I would deeply appriacte it if I won! Thnak you

  12. I am an xray tech, so I love it when I come across something skeleton-y without it screaming Halloween. I love this cookie jar! I would get it in aqua because I like blue more than pink. It would be awesome if I could win this!

  13. I would love the aqua one but they are both fine colors. They would go perfectly with the skull glasses I just bought from Sourpuss.

  14. Hey Marilla!

    I’d love the pink skull jar! It goes with my other pink skull stuff – that originally started out as my motorcycle ‘skank’ wear. You know – the stuff that middle-aged women motorcycle riders wear, when they shouldn’t because they haven’t got the bodies to support it – ifyaknowwhatimean. πŸ™‚ Thanks to Betsey Johnson jewelry, though, I’ve gone far beyond ‘skank wear’ now and have pink skulls stuff everywhere, all the time.

    Also, I posted the link to enter on my facebook page.

    Keep cookin and bloggin, girl. You make me smile.

    Hugs, Patti

  15. I’d love it in aqua! It’s my favorite shade of blue, and it matches my hair, clothes, and room! πŸ™‚ The status is posted on my facebook. This whole website is adorable! <3

  16. Holy moly, I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE a skull cookie jar!! My absolute favorite color is pink, BUT, since I have talavera blue skulls in my kitchen already, I’d like the aqua one to match :). Oooh, I love all your skull stuff!! I’m about to post on my Facebook :).

  17. Aqua cus i hate pink..love the blog! aslo shared on fb.I got told the other day that cus ur a girl u should atleast like pink a little..um no

  18. I would go with the Aqua. It is one of my wedding colors and that would look amazing on the treat table, and then in my kitchen!!!! It is so totally me!

  19. Fell in <3 with your site last year or so looking for buttered rum cupcakes (:
    I too am a from scratch baker, canner, and avid gardener.
    I <3 to bake/cook for friends just because I can.
    The choice is yours for the color both would be perfect in
    My hodgepodge comfy kitchen.

  20. Sweeter than cherry pie with ready whip topping (:
    I have posted to fb for all my glorious friends to see <3

  21. I would be greatful for either, but if I really had to choose, I would take the aqua…My daughter, Emma Jade, & I paint, so we love all colors, purple being our favorite. My husband’s fav. colors are cobalt blue and red (besides black and grey), so the aqua would work the best with our decor. My husband is a man of many skulls (tatoos, sugar-skull tequila bottles, skull vodka bottles, skull this & skull that. They are taking over our house LOL. Our almost 5 year old daughter is now a skull connisuier as well, adding bows & glitter to many of her skull purchases. The skull-monkey is probably the base of our relationship since we met in some weird monkey world (i’ve been sugarmonkey for over 14 years, he’s a big 6’6″ man with the nick-name vanilla gorilla who had the sketch of “skull monkey” done by a friend for him many hears ago. Needless to say, this skull-loving trio would LOVE, ADMIRE, & CHERISH that fabulous cookie jar : )

  22. aqua please its so pretty. i would love it as a gift for a special friend of mine who recently lost her dad.

  23. Posted on Facebook!!!! Love it attempting the cookies today!!! Pink please i absolutely love pink!!!!

  24. I have to go w/the blue. Carolina girl here, so, I have to stick w/the blue πŸ˜‰

  25. I just posted on my facebook! I got pinup style, and a fiesty attitude, I need a little aqua colored flair in my kitchen!
    Make me the happiest cupcake lover, cookie makin doll ever!

  26. I would totally want the pink one, because it is 2 of the 3 colors that were at my wedding. My new husband & I met last year and shared an extreme love for cupcake making.Since we first met we have made homemade cupcakes every Sunday together.We also just share a love of baking together, so we got plenty of good cookie recipes to fill that Awesome cookie jar!

  27. I would like this in pink. It’s totally adorable in this color! And actually, I don’t have anything in my kitchen that’s pink, this would be a standout!

  28. Hello! I would love the pink jar, please! It would be the perfect girly touch to my kitchen!

  29. Hello! If im lucky enough, pink please! It would be the perfect feminine touch to my plain jane kitchen.Already posted on my fb page!

  30. Ummmm….PINK! Because there is too much testosterone in this house and I could use some pink!! LOL

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  31. I love pink!! Always has been my favorite color!Plus I love the contrast of the girly color and the bad ass skull on the cookie jar!
    I posted this on fb too!

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