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COOKIES IN A JAR ( You'll just be giving out mixes/ingredients with recipe tags, so no need to bake :P) These cookie mixes complete ... thumbnail 1 summary
  • COOKIES IN A JAR
( You'll just be giving out mixes/ingredients with recipe tags, so no need to bake :P)

These cookie mixes complete with recipe gift tag were loved by everyone on our gift giving list! Be creative when you make your jars, and add your own finishing touches!

MATERIALS:

  1. Quart Size Canning Jars with Lids
  2. Scrap Fabric
  3. Ribbon
  4. Glue
  5. Paper
  6. Recipe and Required Ingredients (below)
FILLING THE JARS:

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the jars and lids.
  2. Pick a recipe from below and gather your ingredients.
  3. Using the instructions and tips from the recipe you choose and fill the jar!
DECORATING THE JARS:

Fabric: Cut a circle out of the fabric that is 6 - 8 inches across. Place the round section of the jar's lid on the jar and center the fabric on that. Screw the other section of the lid in place to hold the fabric. Fluff out the fabric where it comes out from under the lid.

Recipe: Print out your choice of the printable recipe card/gift tag that goes with the recipe you chose. Trim closely around the recipe and graphic. Put a small piece of scotch tape on the upper right-hand section of the 'Printable Gift Tag' recipe (right behind the top edge of the graphic). This is to give it a little extra strength. Use a hole puncher and make a small hole in the taped corner.

Ribbon: Cut an approximate 3 foot piece of ribbon. I actually used 2 pieces of ribbon with colors that matched the fabric. Thread the ribbon through the hole in the 'Printable Gift Tag' recipe. Wrap the ribbon around the metal of the jar lid and tie it into a bow. Secure in place with a small dab of glue behind the bow and in the back.


  • CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Jar Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • * chocolate chips
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. Use enough chocolate chips so the jar is full to the top. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, I Love You Design, Gift Jar Design.
  • CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Jar Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • * baking chips
  • * Walnuts
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. Use a small funnel and it works pretty good for most of the ingredients! You can use whatever flavor baking chips you want; Try peanut butter. The walnuts are optional. If you use the walnuts, use enough to fill the jar to the top. If you do not use the walnuts, use extra baking chips so the jar is full to the top. Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, Cookie Design, Rainbow Design.
  • DECORATIVE BROWNIES
Jar Ingredients:
  • 1 1/8 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • walnuts
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. The walnuts are optional. If you use the walnuts, use enough to fill the jar to the top. If you do not use the walnuts, use extra chocolate and vanilla chips so the jar is full to the top. Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, I Love You Design, Gift Jar Design.
  • CANDY COOKIES
Jar Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • * Candy Pieces
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. For the candy pieces, use chocolate chunk and toffee pieces, chocolate covered raisins, and chopped up candy bar pieces. Use enough candy pieces so the jar is full to the top. Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, Rainbow Design, Cookie Jar Design.
  • M&M COOKIES
Jar Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • * M & M's
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. Use enough candy pieces so the jar is full to the top. You can use regular M & M's (try the red and green ones) or the mini M & M's made for baking. Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, I Love You Design, Rainbow Design.
  • OATMEAL COOKIES
Jar Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups oats
  • * raisins
Filling the Jar:
Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed.Use a small funnel and it worked pretty good for most of the ingredients! Use enough raisins to fill the jar to the top. If you do not want to use raisins, you can use baking chips; our favorite is butterscotch! Pack down all ingredients, especially the brown sugar!
Click here for the printable recipe in Christmas Design, I Love You Design, Gift Jar Design.






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