Introduction: Cookies in a Jar
Warm your loved one's heart and belly with this yummy Cookies in a Jar kit. Just find your favorite cookie / pancake / brownie recipe and your on your way.
1 Glass Mason Jar big enough to fit the ingredients
Something that has a flat bottom and would fit in the Mason jar to pack down the ingredients
Cookie Recipe and ingredients
Paper / Printer
My Cookie recipe was for "Christmas Blondies" from a recipe book I have.
Step 1: Clean and Dry the Jar
Before starting, make sure the jar is cleaned and completely dry!!!
Step 2: Combine Ingredients
Any ingredients that need to be combined would be done so in a bowl before hand. I suggest setting up all the dry ingredients pre-measured in bowls so that when you get t designing you can just scope. As you can see, I separated the m&ms. I thought it would look nicer in the end, and it did..so excited.
Step 3: Put the Ingredients Into the Jar
Now is the fun part. You get to put the ingredients into the jar. Between each layer you want to make sure it is packed down so that all the ingredients will fit into the jar.
Hints on adding ingredients:
Soft stuff like flour will easily mix into lower layers so be prepared. I tried to do flour layer then m&m layer then flour layer and had to sift everything out and start over because they mixed together and the flour hid the m&ms.
Coarse ingredients like sugar are good as median layers since they pack good without interfering with other layers too much.
To pack down the ingredients my hubby made a contraption that was a spice jar with a clip that I opened to make it pick up the jar.
Step 4: Close and Decorate the Jar
Close the jar and decorate with ribbon.
Step 5: Make a Recipe Card
Don't forget to make a recipe card with directions on how to make the yummy cookies! I made mine in word using coordinating colors to the m&ms in a Christmas font I downloaded.