DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar | Handmade Holidays | Recipes for Gifts in a Jar | DIY Christmas Jar Cookie Mix | Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift | DIY Cookie Jars |Cookie Recipes

This year I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to a revamped series here at LWSL called Handmade Holidays!  In past years I have shared my own holiday gift ideas, but this year I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration elsewhere. I asked eight of my favorite up-and-coming bloggers to share a simple and frugal handmade gift idea. I was so blown away by all the amazing ideas they came up with, and I think you will be too. Each Monday, from now until Christmas, one of these talented women will be sharing their gift idea. Please be sure to welcome them here to LWSL, and to take the time to check out their blogs. You will be so glad you did!

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DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar | Handmade Holidays | Recipes for Gifts in a Jar | DIY Christmas Jar Cookie Mix | Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift | DIY Cookie Jars |Cookie Recipes

This is a guest post is from Jamie of Love Bakes Good Cakes

Are you ready for Christmas? It’ll be here before we know it! For those of us who plan on making homemade gifts, now is the time to start planning. I’m here today to show you an easy and affordable gift idea with my Cookies in a Jar.

You may decorate your jar any way you like – with or without the fabric. Sometimes, I like to tie a small ornament on with the tag. I usually give the jar and a fresh-baked batch of cookies to the recipient – that way there are some cookies to enjoy now and some to enjoy later! You could make it an even more special gift by including a new oven mitt, a cookie scoop and/or a baking sheet!

Holiday cookies are a great gift to give friends and family

If you would like to (and if you can find them), you can replace the chocolate chips with mini red and green M&M’s for an even more festive cookie!

 
Here is what you need:
11⁄3 cups quick-cooking oats
1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
11⁄3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1⁄4 tsp. salt
 

Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Add the dry ingredients to a mason jar, layering them to make them look extra delicious!

Step 2: Layer the ingredients in the order given in a 1 quart wide-mouth canning jar, ending with the flour mixture. Be sure to press each layer firmly in place before adding the next layer.

Seal the jars and add a decorative label

Step 3: Seal jars.

Add instruction tags to the jars with ribbons for a decorative touch

Step 4: Print out the printables and decorate jars as desired.

I have included a “Christmas” and “Holiday” version of these printables. Please click the picture of the ones you would like to download and print.

Free printable cookie jar stickers

Free DIY Cookie Mix jar stickers

Printable holiday cookie recipe cards
Personally, I like to send my printables to a place like Staples. For less than $1.00 a page, you can get very good quality prints and save the ink in your own printer! Use double-sided tape to adhere the tags to the jars. If you would like to cover the top in fabric, be sure to cut a circle slightly larger than the top so it hangs down the sides a bit when tied on. Be sure to attach the directions to the back of the jar with double-sided sticky tape – or tie it on around the lid.
DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar | Handmade Holidays | Recipes for Gifts in a Jar | DIY Christmas Jar Cookie Mix | Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift | DIY Cookie Jars |Cookie Recipes
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This is one idea for an affordable and easy homemade gift. Who would you make this for?

 

DIY Cookie Mix in a Jar | Handmade Holidays | Recipes for Gifts in a Jar | DIY Christmas Jar Cookie Mix | Gift Ideas | Holiday Gift | DIY Cookie Jars |Cookie RecipesJamie is a Food Blogger & Recipe Developer @ Love Bakes Good Cakes. She is a full-time blogger and homeschooling mom! Jamie is a food lover and recipe hoarder! She enjoys trying new recipes and firmly believe that good food is meant to be shared with family and friends!