Christmas Cookie Jars – DIY

cookie 1

Happy 2014 everyone! I’ve had a lovely mini-break from work and had a fantastic time eating & drinking too much with people I love. Before I charge ahead with healthy recipes for the New Year’s resolution, I thought I’d share a DIY project I crafted as Christmas gifts this year.  (*Note this is not a healthy recipe – but it IS delicious 🙂 This project is budget friendly, easy to do (fun for kids) and comes from the heart. Plus – who doesn’t love freshly baked cookies? It could most definitely be altered for various holidays – use your imagination. I used 1 L glass jars from Big W.

Cookie 2Fill the jars in the following order:
1. 1 ½ cups plain flour
2. 1 tsp baking soda
3. 1 tsp baking powder
4. ¼ tsp salt
5. 1 cup oats
6. 1 cup Christmas M&Ms
7. ½ cup chocolate chips (I used both milk & white chocolate)
8. ½ cup brown sugar
9. ½ cup castor sugar
10. ½ cup coconut (or fill to top)

Decorations:
1. Add lid
2. Decorate with fabric, twine, ribbon (use your imagination)
3. Add labels:
a. Front Label: Christmas Cookies
b. Back Label: Cooking Instructions:
Place contents of jar into a bowl. Add 1 egg, ½ cup of room temperature butter, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix all ingredients well. Roll heaped tablespoon of mix into ball. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

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