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Mason Jar Cookie Mixes!

December 22, 2011

Good Morning! Only 3 days until Christmas!!! Do you have all your shopping done? I do! Haha no wrapping done yet though… Baby steps.

This morning I’m headed to Jazzercise in a couple hours with my mom, so I made a delicious breakfast beforehand! It included 1 slice of Udi bread with PB2 powder mixed with water to make “peanut butter” and half a sliced banana. I put the extra peanut sauce in my bowl of 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin mixed with 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder and truvia and cinnamon to taste.

And of course, coffee in my festive mug!

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Yesterday I finally finished up some of my holiday gifts! Hoping the recipients don’t read my blog… I think all three of them are traveling today so we’re good.

Anyway, I had seen several bloggers get a trial with an online company that makes personalized cookie mixes in a jar. I decided it would be cute if I made my own as gifts for some of my friends!

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I funneled (with a paper towel…) the dry parts of a chocolate chip cookie recipe into the jar in layers: flour, baking powder, brown sugar and white sugar. Then I topped it off with red and green M&Ms instead of chocolate chips.

I took the rest of the ingredients and the baking instructions and typed them up on my computer, adding a little border. And yes, I used Paint. I’ve been using the program paint since I can remember using a computer. I can’t believe it still exists! So helpful.

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One of my friends has Celiac (she can’t eat gluten) so I used the chocolate chip cookie recipe that my dad used when he sent me cookies, and I made her a gluten free cookie jar!

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Don’t worry, I decorated hers with ribbon too. I put it in a different shaped jar so I wouldn’t get it mixed up! If you’re making separate gluten free jars, be sure to clean EVERYTHING before you make the gluten free ones so you don’t cross-contaminate anything! I realized I probably should have made hers first to make the cleaning process easier…

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To finish them off, I tied the recipe on with a ribbon and put a package ribbon on top! I plan on dropping them off at everyone’s house tomorrow!


Do you ever do crafty, homemade gifts?

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

28 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2011 10:00 am

    that is such a cute idea! I love the way to printed out the recipe!

  2. December 22, 2011 10:32 am

    So cute! I am the complete opposite of craft. Craft-less?

  3. December 22, 2011 11:27 am

    Super cute idea! I wanted to do something similar, but I just don’t think I will have time 😦

    • December 23, 2011 8:45 am

      it barely took any time! I got the mason jars from World Market, and it took me an hour to fill them, type up the recipe, and put the ribbons on! You can even hand write the recipe on a notecard.

  4. December 22, 2011 12:03 pm

    Cute! And way less $ than the mason jars all the bloggers have been reviewing!

    • December 23, 2011 8:45 am

      yes! especially since I used the baking supplies at my parents’ house, all I had to buy were the mason jars and the M&Ms!

  5. December 22, 2011 12:57 pm

    very cute! i love your cookie jars! i hardly have a creative bone in my body. ha! my favorite kind of cookie is probably the good old traditional chocolate chip. 🙂

  6. December 22, 2011 1:05 pm

    This year I made jars of hot chocolate mix. A recipe from a TV show called Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. I’m in love with her recipes. The recipe is really decadent.

    My favorite type of cookie is Snickerdoodles and I’ve found them commercially made and GF at Hy-Vee in Topeka. Yay!!!

    • December 23, 2011 8:49 am

      That’s a really cool idea, I’ve never heard of hot chocolate mix jars! I LOVE the GF section at Hy-Vee!!!! I’ve been doing a ton of shopping there!

  7. Smore permalink
    December 22, 2011 1:07 pm

    So cute! I plan on making some mason jar cookies for some of my friends too! I checked out the mason jar companies website and they are crazy expensive. Definitely would not order from there. Plus homemade gifts are so much cuter I think.

  8. December 22, 2011 2:03 pm

    Those look fab! I’m hoping that my friends will like those homemade chocolates I made for them!

  9. December 22, 2011 5:00 pm

    Thats such a cute idea for gifts! I always want to be crafty, but never leave enough time to actually make the presents.

  10. Life's a Bowl permalink
    December 22, 2011 5:45 pm

    AWESOME idea! I’ve gotten cookie mixes in the past and loved making them 🙂 It’s convenient to receive cooked cookies, but then they can spoil; with a cookie mix, it can’t spoil!

    • December 23, 2011 8:52 am

      Very true! you can make and eat them whenever you want! We get so many cookies during the holidays we can’t eat them all!

  11. December 22, 2011 7:44 pm

    I should have done this!! Usually, I bake gifts for people..but I’m sure they’d like to have the experience of doing it themselves, too. Great idea!

  12. December 22, 2011 8:47 pm

    What a great idea, I am taking note of that cute little gift for next year 🙂

  13. December 22, 2011 11:20 pm

    I LOVE DIY gifts. Making them, getting them, seeing you make them ;)! One year I did hot chocolate in gift bags put inside mugs with chocolate chips and marshmallows and RIBBON of course. This year I’m making some vegan goodies for all my friends…look out for a big huge baking blog post soon. All my supplies are set and I am ready for some spoon licking. 😉

    • December 23, 2011 8:55 am

      that’s a cute idea, the hot chocolate gift bags! I love getting mugs! Haha and I’ll be waiting for your baking blog post!

  14. December 23, 2011 7:27 am

    Love it! Homemade gifts are the best and I really like how you used the red and green m&m’s…very festive 🙂

    I only did one handmade gift this year and it is for my Mom and my in laws, I took my favorite pictures of the kids from this past year and turned it into a calendar for 2012.

    • December 23, 2011 8:56 am

      Oh that’s a cute idea! My friend made me a calendar of pictures of us when we graduated high school and left for college. It was nice to have those!

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