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Gift cookies in a mason jar


I gave you the idea to host a Holiday Cookie Exchange before but if you can’t do that this year how about prepping the cookies to gift them? Think about it: you just need the ingredients and the measuring part done…no mixing, cooking or gift wrapping afterwards. Here is a great way to do it. Whatever recipe you have as a chocolate chip cookie, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin…just put all the ingredients in a jar and a nice bow and you are ready to go. I always think about all the presents I have to give out during the holidays to my kids teachers, bus drivers, after school activities instructors, co-workers…the list gets bigger and bigger every year. This is a great way to give without breaking the piggy bank ;)if you need a recipe just feel free to leave me a comment on which one you would like and I will be more than glad to provide it.


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  2. I have gotten these as gifts before and I love them!

  3. Great gift idea!

  4. Haven’t thought about that!
    Nice concept, great idea, and last but not least… yummy!!

  5. I am planning on making these jars with my students as Christmas gifts for their families. I would love a simple recipe to use for this project. I was thinking of using mason jars. Any suggestlons for decorating the jars?? Thanks

    • Lisa,
      Thanks for following! You can use this simple chocolate chip cookie recipe:
      2 cups of flour
      1 tsp salt
      1 tsp baking soda
      3/4 cup brown sugar
      3/4 cup white sugar
      Chocolate chips
      Pack down all the ingredients…use enough chocolate chips to fill the jar. The first 3 dry ingredients (flour,salt and baking soda) you have to mix in a bowl before packing down. Make sure you layer by colors. I will start with white sugar, then chocolate chips, then brown sugar and finish with flour mix.
      You can make tags or labels to put on where you list the rest of wet ingredients you will need to make this recipe which are as follow:
      Chocolate chip cookies in a jar!
      1 cup of sweet butter softened
      1 egg at room temperature
      1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
      Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix together butter , egg and vanilla. Empty cookie jar mix into butter mixture. Mix until completely blended. Drop tablespoons of batter about 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Yummy!

      For decoration:
      You can use pieces of fabric cut in squares the size of the mason jar top. Place them on top of lid and tie with the twist cap. You can use a nice holiday bow to go around mason jar, burlap bow or fabric is always nice and rustic or you can also tie a small rubber or wooden spatula next to the hat and tie it. All these items are pretty inexpensive at the craft store or the spatulas at the dollar store. I got my mason jars at the supermarket by my house and I found a super deal on them (shoprite) but if you have a farm warehouse by you like the Tractor Supply they are very inexpensive there as well. Good luck and post pictures if you can :)

    • Hi Lisa! Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start! Please come back an visit me;)

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