Friday, December 23, 2011

Gift Ideas - cookie mix in a jar

I am always looking for fun Christmas gifts instead of the usual chocolates and tins of biscuits.  Came across Cowgirl Cookies on Bakerella's site and knew I would have to go in search of jars and ingredients to make my own.

The photo above I took just after packing!.
Here are jars packed with M&M Peanut candies and smarties.  Pink Smarties are available in most large supermarkets in tubes at this time of the year.  Grab them while you can!  I bought pink and white gingham and suede cord for wrapping around the tops but it is difficult on these type of jars as you are not working with a screw on lid!.  Some of the ingredients shifted/moved on packing - but I think they still look great and are a fun/novel idea.

I picked up the Kilner Jars in Brennans Cook Shop.  They are approx a quart, 2 pints/1litre jars.

Full instructions are available on Bakerella as to how to pack/cooking temps etc.  I cooked two batches to test!  I have a fan oven so put them in at 170C (instead of 350F).

Yum, yum!! Thanks so much for stopping by.

7 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Hi Dee! What a yummy idea--the jars look so pretty! Here's wishing you and your family a very happy holiday! Hugs!

Judith said...

Great idea Deirdre, will def. use this as a gift. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Dawn said...

What a delightful idea Deirdre. You've done well. Happy Christmas to you and your family... it's Christmas Eve here now....so one more sleep for me. Have a great day.

alexandra s.m. said...

They look great!!
Merry Xmas to you

Heather Maria said...

Oh what a wonderful and yummy gift idea, Deirdre! Thanks for the links, I'll have to try them!

Happy Christmas to you and your family!

Tiffany said...

Oh my! This is so fun and colorful! I love the layers of deliciousness! Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

ANIA said...

I saw this idea - I'll make cookie mix in jar for next christmas :)
your jars looks great!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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