Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Cookie Jars

Hello again!  Here to tell you about another Christmas item I made.  This time it is Christmas Cookie Jars.  I made about 10 of these jars and my daughters and I gave them as gifts.  My granddaughter also gave one to her teacher along with a snowman she made and a batch of the cookies that were the same recipe as the jar ingredients. 

I did find one of the recipes on Pinterest but the others were from a Betty Crocker Cookies in a Jar Book I found at the grocery store.  After layering the dry ingredients from the recipe I closed the jar and added a bow and some jingle bells.  I printed out the "Additional Ingredients" and the "To Prepare Cookies" part of the recipe, mounted it on some pretty Christmas paper, added some little Christmas tags and some snowflakes and tied this to the bow on the cookie jar.  You can't see this but I also added a set of measuring spoons to each of the jars just for fun.

Extra note:  If the ingredients do not completely fill the jar just crinkle up some wax paper or plastic wrap and set onto the top of the ingredients to keep them from moving around and getting mixed up inside the jar.

Here are a couple of the jars I made...

Front of jars look like this
Side view of "Christmas Cookies in a Jar" mix...can you see the crinkled plastic wrap at the top?
Side view of "Prancer's Peanut Butter Cookies"
Here is the Recipe for the "Christmas Cookies in a Jar" that I used...
1 qt. glass jar
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips
Additional Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a 1 qt. glass jar, layer the sugar and brown sugar, packing well between each layer.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; spoon into jar.  Top with oats, cranberries and chips.  Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
2. To prepare cookies:  Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine.  Beat in butter, egg and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate for 30  minutes.
3. Drop by tablespoon full 2 inches apart onto un-greased baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.  Yield: 3 dozen

My granddaughter and I made each of the cookie recipes before I made the jars just to be sure they were yummy!!!  And yes these are!!!

Thanks again for stopping by...


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