During the Holidays, I love gifts that either make my life easier or are a fun activity for my family. Today’s Make it Do gift idea does both.
Several months ago the fabulously talented Bakerella had a post about cookies in a jar- Cowgirl Cookies. And my first thought was what a perfect gift for the Holidays. Most kids love to leave a plate of cookies for Santa. But having time to bake on Christmas Eve can be a challenge. This gift makes it easy to throw together a batch of cookies in a hurry.
“Cookies for Santa” makes a great gift for friends or teachers as well.
Of course I had to make a batch to “test” the recipe. And I can vouch that Santa will love these cookies.
To make this wonderful cookie mix click here to go to Bakerella for the recipe.
And here’s a few additional tips: I found it best to make the cookie mix in a Wide Mouth Quart jar. I didn’t buy the special craft jars that Bakerella used, because they are more expensive and I don’t mind the embossing. I used my wide mouth canning funnel to pour the ingredients in the jar, which really reduced the mess. One batch made about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. I used regular Christmas M & M’s, but I was tempted to try the Mint Christmas M & M’s, I think that would be really yummy.
For the recipe instructions I created a document with both the front and back labels. I printed it out on scrapbook paper and cut them out using a 2 inch circle punch. I adhered the labels to the bottle using double stick tape, just like Bakerella. If you’d like to make your labels using the document I created click here.
This project was so fun to make. I loved them when I saw them on Bakerella back in August, and I love it more now that I’ve made them. It’s a great feeling to make my gifts now and know I’m saving major stress in December. Thank you Bakerella for the wonderful idea!