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Cookies in a Jar Recipes
Cookies in a Jar
Cookies in a Jar: Recipes for Making Gifts Anyone Will LOVE!
Cookies in a jar make great Christmas, or birthday gifts. They are ideal for co-workers, family, friends, or teachers. They are also time savers when you make them for yourself. If you prepare these mixes ahead of time, you can have fresh baked cookies quickly and easily!
Cookies in a jar recipes include all the dry ingredients for a cookie recipe. Usually the dry ingredients are layered for extra appeal. The jar is then decorated with fabric, ribbons, raffia, or seasonal décor. The last but most important step is to add the instructions for finishing and baking the cookies in a jar recipe!
Pumpkin Bar Cookies
Pumpkin Pie Cookies
in a Jar
These are bar style cookies that taste and smell like pumpkin pie. You can make ahead the mix for the pumpkin pie cookies and place it in a jar as a fall gift for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Add 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
Basic Cookies in a Jar Recipe
For Adding M&M's, Chips, Raisins or other Treats
This is a basic jar cookie mix to which you can add nuts, m&m's, chocolate or peanut butter chips, raisins, or anything else your heart desires. Dress these cookies up with your favorite cookie ingredients.
Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar
Recipe for the Oatmeal Lover
For the oatmeal lover on your list try this oatmeal cookie mix. It comes with recipes for making cookies, or apple crisp.
Christmas Cookies in a Jar
Special Christmas Recipes
If the words "Christmas Cookies" invokes images of gingerbread men decorated in colorful icing, then this cookies in a jar recipe is for you!
Another common way of making Christmas cookies in a jar is to use the M&M recipe above and use Christmas colored M&Ms.
Valentine's Day Cookies in a Jar
For valentine's day, I recommend actually baking the cookies and putting them in the jar. Write cute sayings on the top of the sugar cookies with icing. "You are special," "Love," or "Sweetheart," will show you care. Sugar cookies made a great base for Valentine's day notes. You can use the same methods for decorating the jar shown in this lens.
Valentine Cookies in a Jar
Converting Your Favorite Recipes to Cookies in a Jar
How to Make Any Cookie Recipe an "In a Jar" Recipe
You can take any of your favorite cookie recipes and convert them to "in a jar" premade mixes by following the steps in this how-to.
Never Forget the Tag!
Print the Instructions for Cookies in a Jar
The most important thing to remember when you give make-ahead cookie mixes is to remember to include the tag! The tag tells the recipient how to prepare the premade mix. Without the preparation instructions, the recipent wil not know how to use your mix.
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Muffins in a Jar
If you like making cookies in a jar as gifts, why stop there? You can also make breads, pie crusts and cakes in a jar. Try this recipe for
Another Crafty Idea for Dressing Up Your Cookies in a Jar
Here is a recycled craft for dressing up your cookies. An old sock (young girls socks work well) is embellished with jewels, beads, stickers or ribbons to create a jar cozie, adding more pizzaz to your homemade cookies in a jar gift.