One of the best gifts is a homemade gift, without a doubt. It’s an easy way to show you care by using your time and creative skills to make something cute and yummy. If your living on a budget these jars are great gifts for coworkers or neighbors! Now, I am not very creative but this little jar of cookie making ingredients is so easy, even I can do it.
It looked like a cookie ingredient bomb was dropped on our living room table and floor after this project was complete but it was well worth it. Poor yourself a glass of wine to sip on before you start and you won’t care about the mess….
Here is what you need to layer into the 1 qt. mason jars (in this order):
- 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- A square of festive fabric to cover the top
- A piece of ribbon
I highly recommend using a funnel for the flour and white sugar, we make-shifted our own paper one. While the funnel limits the mess, it by no means will prevent it. We still had some mishaps — like when our sweet tooth(s) took over our ability to think logically and we added way too many chocolate chips causing the jar to be too full to fit the layer of flour, and it poured over the edges. That was fun to clean up…
After you put the fabric on top and screw the lid on, print out these directions on a little card and tie it to the jar!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
3. Stir in the entire contents of the jar. You may need to use your hands to finish mixing.
4. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
5. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,