Seriously, it doesn’t take a lot of money or trips to the stores to come up with a homemade gift that whoever you decide to give it to, will appreciate and enjoy. It is also an alternative to a last minute gift that you can put together at home with whatever ingredients that you may have.
Just get one of your cookies recipe or bean soup, or just go on-line and get a cookie recipe that you love. Gather the dry ingredients listed. Then hand write or type in a card the wet ingredients that your gift recipient will need to have at home to make the cookies, usually butter, vanilla, egg and or milk.
Get one of your repurposed glass jars. Mine was repurposed from a nice looking (and yummy) artichokes jar that I decided to clean well and keep for any future project. The size really matters here friends, so that you can include other extra goodies you may want, such as M&M, white chocolate chips, cranberries, etc. My jar is one quart or the equivalent of 4 cups and yours can be the same or a bit more or less.
Then let the fun begin. Get all the ingredients lined up and measured exactly. This will give you an idea of how to combine the layers by the colors. Usually, you will measure and mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and mix well, that’s one layer, since these ingredients are all white, it doesn’t matter. Then decide on what order you will do your layers and make sure to press gently after each layer before adding the next layer.
Decorate the jar with ribbon or cord and also the lid. Handwrite or print the instructions of how to make the cookies and attach to the jar. You don’t need to give the recipe, since you already added all the dry ingredients to the jar, just write the wet ingredients.
Done! You’ll make someone happy. Actually, a lot of the people that will eat them too, since the number of ingredients in my container yields 24 regular size cookies, smile.
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