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Gifts in a Jar with Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Disclosure: I was provided with some fun crafty goodies from Consumer Crafts to make these Gifts in a Jar, but all opinions are my own. 

Pint Mason Jar Gift and Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix- Marty's Musings

This is a “twofer” y’all. For those not from the south that means “two for one.”

I’ve got a project and a recipe for you.

As a member of the Blueprint Social Summer Street Team I was asked to create a project using pint sized mason jars from Consumer Crafts.

I was so excited! Mason jars and crafty goodness? I was all over that!

Somehow my mind couldn’t get past the gifts in a jar idea that I have done many years in the past.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

This time I updated the idea with more than just a cookie mix. This time the gift had some presentation panache.

Gifts in a Pint Mason Jar: Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Since it’s back to school time I thought it would be a fun idea to make a craft that your kids could take to impresswelcome their new teacher/s.

Let’s start with the jars themselves. I scoured the internet for a recipe for the pint mason jars and found a good one here.

First you want to make sure you wash the jars and let them dry.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

I followed the directions exactly as the recipe is listed below. My hubby helped me out and we had an assembly line going to speed things up. I would definitely recommend using helpers if you want to make a bund of these for gifts. I also used a wide mouth funnel which was perfect for the pint sized jars.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

And just ’cause I love y’all so much I taste tested the recipe below. I wanted to make sure this recipe was foolproof.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

My youngest son said these were the best cookies he’d ever eaten. Of course he is 14 and most any cookie is delicious! 

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

Since I’m a bargain hunter and like getting a good deal, here’s the rest of your twofer! 

For this project my double sided tape (from the dollar store) was a lifesaver. No glue, no mess.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

I’m just going to use one jar as a sample because each jar was different. I began with this first layer of burlap which came in a narrower strip that I loved.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

Next a layer of ribbon from my stash.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

This is actually an old shoestring simply wrapped around and tied in a knot. (See? I knew there was a reason I saved all those odds and ends!)

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

Next I wrote with a chalk marker on this adorable little chalkboard and wrapped the twine around it to give me a way to hang it.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

I set the lid on a scrap piece of burlap,

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

traced around it in permanent marker, cut it out

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

and attached it with more double sided tape.

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings

 And here it is, with a button on top to add to the cuteness factor!

Back to School Gifts in a Jar from Marty's Musings 

Here are some more ideas to inspire you with the possibilities.

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The best part of all this? Since we homeschool I can just give these to myself! I see a lot of cookies in my future!

Back to School Gifts in a Jar

I got so involved in decorating the mason jars (the fun part) that I didn’t print out the directions that are to be included with the jar. Next time I would probably just print it on cardstock, hole punch it and attach it with ribbon.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies in a Pint Jar
Give this fun gift in a pint jar with a delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookie mix.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup all purpose flour, firmly packed
  2. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  5. 1/4 cup white sugar
  6. 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  7. 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  8. 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place flour, baking powder and baking soda in the bottom of a clean pint jar, tamping it down for an even layer.
  2. Add an even layer of brown sugar on top and press it down.
  3. Add an even layer of white sugar on top.
  4. Next add an even layer of oats.
  5. Pour the chocolate chips on top.
  6. Finish off with the white chocolate chips to top off the jar.
  7. Place the lid on the jar and decorate.
Include the following recipe notes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the contents of this jar into a bowl. Add 3 1/2 tbs cooled melted butter, 1 egg lightly beaten and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir until well combined. Spoon batter by the teaspoon onto paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes (less if chewier cookie is desired). Makes 12 cookies.
Notes
  1. You can use all semi-sweet chips instead of white and semi-sweet if you like. You could also substitute butterscotch or peanut butter chips for variation.
  2. I used old fashioned oats but you could use quick cook oats as well.
  3. I like the cookies a little crispier so I cooked them 12-14 minutes. Cook a bit less for chewy cookies.
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This recipe also makes a great Christmas gift!

Pint Mason Jar Gift and Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix- Marty's Musings

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Want to see more of my crafty ideas? 

Here’s a free printable Christmas Mason Jar Label,

Mason Jar Labels, Tags and Free Printables - Marty's Musings

more mason jar crafts

Mason Jar Ideas for Crafts - Marty's Musings

and easy wall art with scrapbook paper.

Easy Wall Art with Scrapbook Paper



Comments

  1. So many great ideas all in one place, Marty ~ and those cookies look delicious!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  2. What a fun and creative idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-31/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  4. How cute! I’d love for you to link it up on my blog for my DIY Weekend link party.

    http://mrandmrswinslett.blogspot.com/2013/08/diy-weekend-829.html

  5. Those look fantastic!! Puts me in a cookie mood!

  6. I love these teacher’s gifts! This is such a great idea! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at http://www.craftdictator.com!! The link up is open until Wednesday!

  7. What a fabulous job you did with your Mason Jars! You are so creative-I am sure the teachers LOVED these gifts!
    What a great idea! So smart!
    Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two! I can’t wait to see what else you share!
    Make it a great week!

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