Nothing says I love you like a homemade gift at Christmas. These super easy jars are great for giving to family and friends. I also like to give them to others often left out at Christmas. Like the friendly mailman, salon lady, hairdresser, and even the garbage men.
Easy candy filled jars
The most easy is simply filling one up with candy and chocolates. Then decorate the lid and add a name tag. Instant gift.
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Fill up with wrapped chocolate kisses, decorate the lid. The colored paper can be purchased at your local craft store along with the ribbon. Make your name tag or just say Merry Christmas.
Filled up with miniature chocolates or wrapped mini resses peanut butter cups. Add ribbon and name tag.
Here you can fill with a single color of candies. Green represents an elf and the red, Santa. You can purchase single colored candy pretty much anywhere.
Easy pancake and hot cocoa mix
Who doesn’t like pancakes for breakfast? And better yet a homemade premixed one from a friend. Yes please!
- 6 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3 TB Baking Powder
- 2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
Create your own mix and just leave out the wet ingredients, but put instructions on the jar for a label. I also will do a whole wheat mix.
- 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
Then add 3 cups buttermilk and 2 eggs to mix.
Maybe a little hot cocoa in the evening.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup marshmallows
For a minty cocoa add 2 Tbsp crushed candy canes. Just add hot water.
Sugar Cookies with sprinkles.
1 package sugar cookie mix
3 Tbsp white flour
Add in later:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract.
Add some sprinkles in a clear ornament and tie a cookie cutter, mini whisk around the top with ribbon.
- RECIPE TO ATTACH: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the mason jar mix, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until combined. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until a soft dough forms. Cut with cookie cutters and place one inch apart on a parchment lined sheet pan. If desired, add sprinkles on top before baking. Bake 5-7 minutes or until edges are light golden and cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cookie sheet.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Layer in jar:
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
RECIPE TO ATTACH: Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Other gift ideas
Get a larger mason jar and fill with your friends favorite mini bottles of booze.
Fill a large jar with popcorn and candy for a movie night gift.
For the girlie-girl in your life, fill a jar full of lotions, and fingernail polish with polish remover and files.
For the coffee lover, fill with coffee, mug, and creamer.
You get the idea here. For a dog lover, fill with dog treats and toys.
Baker, fill with sprinkles and different cake mixes.
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