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Gift in a Jar ideas

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I stumbled on this idea whilst browsing the internet for pickled onion recipes of all things :rotfl: :rotfl:
Recipe to put in the jar would be:

Cookies in a Jar Project

[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Jar Ingredients:[/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • * chocolate chips
Filling the Jar:[/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Layer the ingredients in a quart size canning jar in the order listed. I used a small funnel and it worked pretty good for most of the ingredients! Use enough chocolate chips so the jar is full to the top. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pack down all indredients, especially the brown sugar![/FONT]

Then you'd make a pretty label with a nice pic & instrucions like:

[SIZE=-1]Chocolate Chip Cookies [/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]1 cup butter or margarine softened[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]1 egg, slightly beaten[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]1 tsp. vanilla[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Preheat oven to 375 degrees. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Thoroughly blend together the butter or margarine, the egg, and the vanilla. Empty jar of cookie mix into the butter mixture. Mix until completely blended. Drop teaspoons full of batter about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes[/SIZE][SIZE=-1], or until lightly browned[/SIZE]

Or if you were clever you could take a pic of the cookies if you've made them before (or use one from T'internet)

Then you could decorate the jar with a ribbon & voila, a cute easy gift. I think this would be a good gift for that child who has everything as it would be a lot easier to make as the main mix is done and just wet ingredients need to be added. I suppose adding smarties to make smarties cookies would make it more colourful too.

This could also be easily adapted for soup mixes/brownie mixes/cake mixes etc.

I even found a cute hot choc one that I'm going to get my girls making as gifts for everyone. This is the hot choc one:

Make this fun and simple gift idea - Hot Cocoa recipes in a jar!

[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Materials:[/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]
  • Baby Food Jar
  • Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Hershey Kiss Candy
  • Small Candy Cane
  • 4-inch or Larger Fabric Scrap
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Instructions:[/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Clean the baby food jar and make sure it is completely dry. [/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Put a one cup serving of the hot cocoa mix into the jar. Fill to the top with the miniature marshmallows. Put the cover on the jar tightly. [/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Cut the fabric into a 4-inch circle. Cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. Set the fabric circle centered on top of the jar lid. Tie the ribbon around the fabric along the edge of the lid. Tie a bow in the ribbon. [/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Glue the hearshey kiss to the top, center of the lid. Glue the small candy cane onto the side of the jar. [/FONT]

[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans serif]Print out these directions and include them with your gift: candycanetag.gif

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