Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gifts In A Jar

For years I have been making Gifts In A Jar to give as Christmas gifts. I've put together jars of  all sorts of recipes like my Rocky Road Brownies, Blondies, Strawberry Muffins and Chili Mac. This year I thought I would make everyone's all time favorite.

Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Layer the ingredients into a 1 quart mason jar. Pack the ingredients down slightly before adding another layer. Cover the jar with fabric and attach a gift tag with ribbon.

Gift Tag Instructions
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 jar Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter, egg and vanilla until blended. Add cookie jar mix and stir until well blended. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Place cookies on wire rack to cool.

I made the gift tag using Happy Holidays  paper name from Graphic 45, it's part of the Christmas emporium collection. I used  Spellbinders Labels Sixteen to die cut the tag. My handwriting is terrible, so I typed the instructions and taped to the back. Isn't the mug and plate the cutest! It was given to me as a gift years ago, it's something I wish treasure forever!

I'm sharing this with Sugar Creek Hollow, Passionately ArtisticVerve  and Tatertots And Jello


  1. what a cute set, the plate and cup are adorable...thanks so much for playing along with the Verve Diva Dare challenge....hope your Thanksgiving is awesome!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Jennifer, thanks for sharing. I love gifts in a jar (I did a cocoa recipe a couple of weeks ago for our trash to treasure). Your topper is beautiful fabric and I am so in love with your tag. Beautiful job and your cookies on the plate look yummy. So happy you are playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  3. These are awesome! The fabric toppers are great and the tag is so cute! :)

  4. What a lovely little gift. These would be great for teachers. THanks for joining us over at SCH. Tracy

  5. Yummmm.... I can smell them now! What a wonderful gift Jennifer!

  6. I love you jar. I also do alot of mixes all year long. I've found some great muffin mixes. Your cookie plate & mugs are so cute. THANKS FOR SHARING.

  7. Such a fun little gift! Love the tag and the fabric for your jar topper.

  8. Yum!! Great gift idea and such a beautiful way of dressing up the jar! Thanks for playing along in he Verve Diva Dare challenge!

  9. eek! Totally yummy! I always love the look of these cooking/baking jars :) You sure answered our Diva Dare and then some!! TFS

  10. Those cookies look divine! I love getting these homemade mixes. Their always good and ready in a pinch! Thanks for sharing a cookie {wink}.