Christmas baking is one of my most favourite past times. The girls and I love to make a mess in the kitchen, and haul out the cookie cutters and rolling pin… but in the midst of all of that, I often get baking as a gift from friends. If I’ve already baked up a storm, sometimes these gifted cookies or turnovers don’t get the proper appreciation.
I remembered a gift I got from my youngest sister a few years ago – she had gifted me cookie mix in a jar.
Immediately, the girls and I got busy.
Supplies needed to make your own cookie mix in a jar gift:
- 32 oz Mason Jars (1 per gift)
- Cookie Mix in a Jar Printable Instructions < click to print
- Hemp Twine or Baker’s Twine
- Scrap Fabric
- Laminator (optional, but I LOVE my laminator)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 2/3 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup smashed candy canes
Smashing the candy cane bits is as easy as you would imagine it would be. I wrapped a bag of candy canes in a tea towel and then placed it on a cutting board. Then I smashed the living daylights out of the candy canes until they were teensy little bits.
It’s good stress release, I tell you.
Getting the ingredients into the jar takes a bit of time, but it looks lovely when you’re finished.
I whipped up a little cookie mix in a jar printable to include with the gift. You only have to add the wet ingredients and then mix everything together.
9-10 minutes later….
They’re so delicious. Trust me… we can’t stop nibbling on them here.
A scrap of fabric on top, and your cookie mix in a jar gift is ready!
If you have a favourite dessert mix or Christmas recipe, consider giving it “in a jar” to your friends! It’s easy to crank out in the kitchen, and it’s such a rustic and beautiful way to say, “I appreciate you, friend.”
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!