The Backs of the Finished Jars
A week ago I spent the afternoon preparing 10 Cookie Mixes in a Jar to give to the children's Sunday morning and Wednesday night Bible class teachers. I have never made these before, but one of my students at Rustic Youth Camp this summer gave me a cookie mix in a jar as a thank you gift for helping teach his class. I thought it was the cutest idea, so I decided to make some for gifts myself.
I searched online for Cookie Mix in a Jar recipes, and I found around 50. I chose two. Some of my jars contained chocolate chip cookie mix and the others contained butterscotch oatmeal. I am not sure which site I actually used for my recipes--I copied, pasted, and printed them out, but the website is not on the paper.
The whole process took longer than I expected (I think all of my projects do!), but I was very pleased with the results. Here are the steps if you want to try this.
- Use wide mouth canning jars. The jars with narrow mouths would be very hard to fill.
- Place all the ingredients on your counter, and fill the jars in an assembly line fashion. I did step one to all jars, then step two to all jars, etc.
- Be sure to firmly pack down each ingredient before adding the next one. I even had to pack down the flour. My hands were the best tool for the packing.
- After putting the lids on the filled jars, cut a cute fabric into squares about 7 inches square. I used pinking shears to keep the fabric from raveling.
- Put a rubber band around the jar lid to hold on the fabric square.
- Tie a decorative ribbon on top of the rubber band. I used a length of curling ribbon, and then I made a simple bow using more curling ribbon and some raffia.
- Print out directions on paper, hole punch them, and tie them on each jar.
The Finished Product