Recipes for Christmas Gifts in A Jar
Jolly Jars Filled With Fun
Looking for some festive Gift In A Jar recipes? You'll find them here along with tag instructions and embellishment ideas. These make such a great gift because they are thoughtful , inexpensive, and practical. An added bonus is that Gifts In A Jar are not difficult to make, so if you are not especially crafty or great at baking, you can still create a handmade gift. It becomes even easier if you select one recipe and put together many jars at a time. Enjoy the recipes below, and don't forget to make one for yourself ; it's always fun to sample the treat that you're giving to others!
Photo and Santa Cookies courtesy of Make It Do Blog
- All the Details You Need to Make the Santa Cookies Pictured
What a fun gift to give families with small children!
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and flour. Place into a 1 quart canning jar. Put the chopped pecans on top.
- GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease cookie sheets. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of shortening and 1/4 cup of margarine. Stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Add the entire contents of the jar and mix well. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool, and roll in confectioners' sugar.
5/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 36 tasty treats.
Christmas Coffee Mix
from rec.food.cooking newsgroup
1/2 cup powdered non dairy creamer
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 Tbsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
2/3 cup instant coffee crystals
Chocolate Stir Spoons*
Combine nondairy creamer, powdered sugar, powdered vanilla, and milk powder. Layer with coffee and chips into two cup jars. Tap between layers to settle before adding next layer.
GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS:
For each mug, place 1/4 cup of mix in a mug, and add 2/3 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
this recipe makes enough to fill four jars
8 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups shortening
Sift dry ingredients and cut shortening into it with a pastry blender. Measure 3 cups into 4 jars.
GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS: (this would be especially cute tied with a gingerbread man cookie cutter).
3 cups gingerbread mix
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup flour
1 slightly beaten egg
Combine gingerbread mix, molasses, egg and flour. Blend well. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into gingerbread shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350For 10 minutes. Cool. Can be decorated with cinnamon candies. Recipe to be used within 3 months.
Cinnamon and Spice Beverage Mix
from Gifts From Your Kitchen.com
2/3 cup instant coffee
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.
GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS
To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water.
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Top It Off
Terrific toppers make all the difference to Gifts In A Jar. A simple circle of fabric is really all you need. Place the upside down jar onto the fabric and trace the circle two to three inches larger all around to allow for overlapping the neck of the jar and a bit hanging beneath the band for decoration. For a puffy top, put a small handful of cotton batting (or cotton balls) on top of the metal lid and under the fabric round. Add any ribbon or fiber for the finishing touch.
A Little Fabric Is All It Takes
Use Some Scrapbooking Supplies to Embellish Your Gifts in a Jar
- from Scrapbook-Crazy Blog
If you enjoy paper crafts, try this idea for decorating your jars.