Gift jars can make a fun and unique Christmas present. While just about any recipe would work as a Christmas gift (it’s all about the preference of the one getting the gift anyway!), here are two we found especially nice. Both recipes come from our ebook, Gift Jar Recipes.
GOURMET COOKIE MIX IN A JAR
1 cup all-purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/4 cups Rolled Oats
1 Milk Chocolate Bar — (5.5 ounce)
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup chopped Nuts — your choice
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Here’s a great Christmas Gift Idea! The cookie ingredients are placed in a clear or ecorative jar, and the recipe is attached to the jar. Mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour into jar, pack down level with heavy object. Mix oatmeal in a blender. Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour in jar. Add white sugar and pack down. Add brown sugar and pack down. Layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar. Finish layering jar with chocolate chips until even with the top. Use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter circle from fabric of your choice.
Center fabric circle over lid and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or
ribbon bow to cover the rubber band.
Attach a card with the following directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spoon chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl, set aside. Spoon brown and white sugar into mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well. Add 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, mix well. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar into bowl, mix thoroughly. Roll into walnut size balls, place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 min.
6 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons salt
8 cups sugar
1 can (8 ounces) baking cocoa
2 cups vegetable shortening
In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Store in a large airtight container in cupboard. Keeps 10-12 weeks. Yield: about 17 cups of mix.
Attach to the jar:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons soft margarine 1 1/3 cups Master Mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat eggs, water and margarine together until fluffy. Stir in vanilla, sugar and cocoa. Add Master Mix and blend well. Fold in nuts. Spread in a greased 8x8x2 inch pan. Bake in 350oF oven for about 30 minutes. Makes 16.