My favorite gift in a jar cookie recipe is Bakerella's Cowgirl Cookies. Quite frankly, it might just be the colors and the cute packaging that make them my favorite. Great packaging and presentation always get me! How can you resist these? They're not in Christmas colors but easily could be.
|Cowgirl Cookies from Bakerella|
|Bread in a Bottle from MeandMyDIY|
Here are some tips for making layered gifts in a jar. Truth be told, I did not use them. I just layered and was lucky it worked.
I buy packets of Swiss Miss but since it's Christmas time I thought I'd give this recipe a try. I was excited because my grandma made a cocoa recipe that included powdered milk with cocoa and sugar. I thought this might be like hers. Maybe it is but I don't remember it tasting so Sweet as a kid! I probably liked it that way but this is a very rich hot cocoa recipe. It calls for 1/3 cup of mix with hot water but that was too much for my family. I reduced it to 2 Tablespoons. It is pretty yummy! Enjoy~
Peppermint Cocoa Recipe - Originally from Sunset 2004
Ingredients (per quart jar):
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
Layer powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy.
Note: This mix will fill a 1 quart jar perfectly, but if your containers are different sizes, keep the ratio of ingredients constant.
On the tag write: Mix contents together completely in a large bowl. For each serving, scoop 2-3 Tablespoons cocoa mix into a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling hot water. Stir well to dissolve all the ingredients. Store remaining mixture in an airtight container. Putting it back into the original jar will do.