As we enter into the end of the year, it’s always nice to have something special to give out to people as you run into them. I love making these cookie mixes in a jar, and I am constantly surprised with how easy they are to not only make, but to bake as well!
I was skeptical that a good batch of cookies could be made from a mix in a mason jar alone, but boy was I wrong. These make the perfect cookies, especially if you just want to make chocolate chip cookies.
Ball mason jars are selling a “vintage limited edition” jar that has this cute purple tint to it, so I thought that’s what I would do for my gifts. I really didn’t even need that many supplies.
All your gift recipient has to do is pour the mix into a bowl, add a stick of melted butter and one egg. Mix into balls. Place on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (I printed a cute little recipe card to tape on the side of my jars with my Cricut Explore.)
With mason jar cookie mixes, there are only a couple of BASIC ingredients you need, and once you reach that quota, you can pretty much add whatever cute, little seasonal touch you may want. (For me, I added some crushed candy canes. :0) )
If you had the desire to make a ton of these (and I do, lol, I am thinking sweethearts for the valentines day season), stock up on the following while you are at the grocery store:
The base for each jar is:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 and 1/4 cup flour
top with seasonal treats!
I added crushed candy canes, walnuts, and chocolate chips to this christmas gift, but you can add all sorts of different treats that may be appropriate for whatever season you are in.
Be sure to let your loved one know the directions too, whether on the side with a label, or just tell them:
Pour the mix into a bowl, add a stick of melted butter and one egg. Mix into balls. Place on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Maybe candy corns for Halloween?
Sweet hearts for Valentine’s day?
The possibilities are endless! I love this because it allows me to be able to give so many great gifts to great people. Throw in a cookie cutter or a seasonal tea, and this makes an exceptional gift!
Happy crafting and happy new year!