One of my favorite gifts to give are recipes in a jar. Not only are these great gifts but your recipes can be for food, beauty products and more. Whatever you like! You can buy bottles that are really cute for making these types of gifts. Or reuse old bottles you might have laying around. Create Holiday Traditions With Ambiance by giving your family and friends something truly special and handmade by you!
Get creative and decorate your jars as well. Gather ribbons and mini recipe cards for instructions to tie on to the gift. Cloth to cover the lid. Here are some great ideas for gifts you can make in a jar: Cookies, Soups, Breads, Sugar Scrubs, Facial Cleansers, Bath Salts and more.
You can even make cute stickers to brand your gifts with a personal message to make them even more special.
I notice many people getting even more creative by making cold recipes in a jar such as: Cheese Cake, Desserts, Salads, Drinks infused with fruits, vegetables and more! These are a great way to make recipes ahead for you family during the week.
Some of my personal favorite for gifts in a jar are Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, and Sugar Scrubs.
Here is a simple recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar Gift to start you off:
You will need:
-1 Mason Jar or something similar.
-Ribbons, decorative cloth and embellishments for decorating.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Now combine flour, salt and baking soda and add your flour mixture in the bottom of the jar for the first layer. Next layer all remaining ingredients in this order Chocolate Chips, brown sugar and last granulated sugar. Be sure to press firmly after each layer. Last step just seal your gift and decorate. Now stand back and look how beautiful.
Now for the recipe card so the person receiving your wonderful gift will know how to cook it.
- PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
- Mix together 3/4 cup of softened butter with 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.
- Next add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well. Drop tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Last bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown and cool. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Have fun making these wonderful handmade gifts that everyone will love!