Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cookie Bracelets

Joumana has a wonderful blog at Taste of Beirut. She's an inventive and intuitive cook. Her  Lebanese recipes are wonderful. A couple of weeks ago I made the Bracelet Cookies, mine were more like bangles but were loved by the sweet girls I gave them too.
They are fairly easy to make. The mahlab, a spice made from a certain type of cherry pit. I was lucky enough to find it at my local middle eastern store. 
Maya, my neighbor was the first girl I gave bracelets too. She loved them and I was able to snap this lovely photo of her.
Laura is my daughter's best friend. They have known each other since they were 2.  It was her 18th Birthday and I though a little jewelery was in order. 
 She was absolutely delighted with the bracelets. What's better than being 18 with a wonderful future ahead of you? Being 18 sporting yummy bracelets!

I hear both girls wore them to school the next day. Joumana, your a trend setter! The recipe is easy, but I ground my lavender a bit too much. I would just leave it whole. I would also roll the bracelets thinner. They puff as they bake, which makes them smaller than you would expect. These would make great birthday party favors, or even napkin rings. 
Take a look at taste of Beirut, I think you will like what you see. 
This is also my post for the 20th Saturday Blog Showcase. Hosted by Lori at All that Splatters
and Ann at Thibeault's Table
Take a look and see what everyone has prepared this week.
 All text and photos are property of The Gypsy Chef


  1. those are adorable! nothing better then edible art~

  2. Pam, these are adorable - and sound delicious! Very cool trend you've started! :D

  3. my girls would absolutely love these....I just cant imagine how many I would have to make for 560 girls.....who I am sure would want 2 or 4 each
    thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Great post. I love to find uncommon to us spices. These look like too much fun not to bake, thanks for showing us!

  5. Hey Pam, I remember this post by Joumana. I loved the idea of it too-thanks for the reminder.
    Yours look very pretty! I would love to eat one off my arm right now...

  6. Those are so cute! I've never thought of making cookies into bracelets. I wonder - could we do cookie necklaces??? :-)

  7. I thought they were so adorable on Joumana's blog, too. She has a great blog. Glad your gals liked them!

  8. Oh so quirky and fun! It wld definitely make great napkin rings or bracelets to pack on your arm for a quick snack.:) Im sure the girls had fun with them at school. I can only imagine :)

  9. These are simply adorable!

  10. These look great! I can't believe it they actually wore that to school. I'm sure the girls had lots of fun with them. Have a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  11. I have started following her blog, as I need to learn more about this cuisine..

  12. How fun and festive!

    Pam, about the 26th: I won't be able to confirm until tuesday the 25th. I may have a freelance job (I'll find out Tuesday) and if so, it's a ton of work with a super short turnaround and I won't be able to meet wednesday. Can I let you know about cafe de la presse tuesday afternoon? Sorry to be a little flakey ;)

    Hungry Dog

  13. So cute! This has me thinking of all the other fun accessories I could make out of cookies...

  14. What a cute idea, Pam! Isn't Joumana's blog wonderful? Don't know how I missed these!
    Fun, fun.

  15. Jain, I agree, and I think the girls do too.

    Lori, Aren't they fun? I've gotten so many requests from the girls in the neighborhood.

    So Dennis, Does that mean your making 2,240? Shall I come over to help? Thanks for stopping by!

    Stella, If you were here I'd give you the chance.

    Country cook, Why not? That;s a good idea.

    Ann, Aren't they fun? I love Joumana's blog. Lot's of great ideas there.

    Sarah, Not nly did my gals like them, but they are requesting more, and their friends too! What have I gotten myself into?

    Zurin, They were quite the topic of conversation. Now all the other girls in the neighborhood want them also.

    Linda, Thanks. I still adore them.

    Barbara, I love Joumana's blog. Lots of great recipes. What did we do before the internet?

  16. Pam

    Really you are heaping too much praise on me and I am BLUSHING (see?)
    I thought of making these bracelets just on the spur of the moment and did not think so many people would like them ! I am so happy your girls liked them! Adorable photos!
    Next: let's make rings!

  17. Pam, I love the photos of the girls with their bracelets. What a clever idea! I love Joumana's blog too. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

  18. Oh, I love this great idea for bracelets and napkin rings too. How clever and creative.