Last year I decided to play around with my family's New Year's tradition. It's a must to eat black eyed peas on New Year's Day. Plural-means two, just in case you love tolerate them like I do. I decided to make a tastier version-sugar cookies. I used my favorite recipe that holds it shape better. You can find that here. I used a mini moon cookie cutter and I just pressed in the pointy edges. You could also use a little oval shape (they sell them near the fondant) and just press on one side to make the curve. I added some clear karo syrup (about 1 T per 2 cups) to the icing so that it would harden (it take about 5 hours) and then I'm able to back it without the icing smearing.
In order to make these a little more fun, I save some of my pull tab cans. I used one of those can openers that pulls the lid off without the sharp edge (any homegoods store should sell these).
I created a printable you can download for free here that goes around the can/a tag for the top.
I bagged and stuffed my can filled with cookies and then I glued the lid on top with a glue gun.
I'd eat more than two if all black eyed peas tasted this good.