Friday, 20 December 2013

Gifts to Give - Cookies in a Jar

I find that sometimes the simplest of gifts are the ones that people appreciate the most.

One of the simple gifts we like to give for Christmas is Cookies in the Jar.

It's another one of those gifts that kids can put together themselves.



 A list of ingredients you will need:


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup  firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup  Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup of your choice of "chocolate", green & Red M& M's,  semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips, crushed candy canes, etc

Instructions:

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Spoon into 1-quart, widemouthed canning jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order given, making sure to pack down each layer firmly and clean inside of jar with a dry paper towel after each layer. Decorate lid by cutting fabric into a 7-inch wide square or circle. Secure with a rubber band and tie with a decorative ribbon and accents.

Attach these instructions to the jar:


" In large mixing bowl, cream together 2/3 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy.Add contents of jar and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Enjoy!"




I also added some scrapbook paper to lid, and glued on some ribbon, just to make it pretty.  The instructions were printed a little large, because we are giving these jars to some elderly friends, and we figure it would be easier to read.




It's that easy.

Have fun making these.

Are you looking for more ideas?


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