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Cookies In A Jar Gift Ideas

homemade holiday gift doneNow that my oldest is in kindergarten and my youngest in preschool we have 9 people to give holiday gifts to, teachers, assistants and bus drivers make for a long list. I tend to have the boys help me in the gift giving process because essentially these gifts are from them. In the past we have made homemade breads, cookies and treats, went to Nursery’s and picked out plants, made handmade cards.

We decided to make something homemade for each person, and we have the perfect idea – “Cookie in a Jar” gifts. So we headed to our local craft and grocery stores and gathered all the materials and ingredients we needed for the gifts. There was a few bumps in the road, like having to improvise with a snowflake wand for our snowflake sponge for painting and the original recipe called for much more dry ingredients then what would fit into the jar so we have to cut the recipe in half. After we figured it all out we got started making our gifts.

I have to warn you, it’s a bit messy. Glitter as we all know is just a mess no matter how many table cloths, mats or newspaper you have laid down. We also had an issue with the flour not flowing into the jar but after seeing a similar recipe on Actual Mom. Now Sierra was smart because she used a funnel for the dry ingredients and I sadly did not. By the time we were done we had glitter ghost faces :) LOL

homemade holiday decorating gift bagsSUGAR COOKIE JAR INGREDIENTS 
1.2 tsp baking powder
1 cup raw sugar
1.2 tsp salt
1 cup white flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
Mason Jars
Paint for bags and spray paint for lids
Shaped Sponges
Paper Bags
homemade holiday Collage* Mix the color paint you want and spread on the snowflake or any type of sponge you want. Then sponge paint the bags and sprinkle glitter over the paint, set aside and let dry. You could even do this a few day or weeks before hand if you were a planner…me not so much!
* Together we measured out the ingredients and placed them into each jar. Then we headed outside and painted the tops of each mason jar. After they were dry we stuck cute snowflake stickers on top.
* Once the jars were filled and lids dry we placed the lids on the jars and then put snowflake stickers on the top.
* I then printed out each recipe and cut them out to look like ornaments, since our holiday card was an ornament.
At the end it explains to our teachers receiving the gifts that each cookbook bought proceeds were given to
Pathways and if they wanted to order cookbooks they could contact our club.
* In each bag we put a MCDH Cookbook, recipe card, Mason jar filled with dry ingredients,
cookie cutter that was attached to our holiday card.All ready for delivery!

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