Mason Jar Gifts – Fun, Simple and Quick Gift Ideas!

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There are not many gifts better than receiving handmade, homemade gifts from the heart! Today I am sharing a video I created while making 2 cookie recipes and a soup in Mason Jars. There are so many options for Mason Jar Gifts and I will share some additional gifts after these three recipes. We have made these before and love them. The Winter Cranberry cookies are so buttery and tasty, they won’t last long once baked!

The Santa cookies are being prepared by Clayton on Christmas Eve, just for Santa, and of course, we will enjoy the rest after Christmas Eve.

The Soup is a nice vegetarian option, a hearty comforting soup that serves well with our Buttery Buscuits.

There is also a simple Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar.

Here’s the video on Facebook.

You will need to have clean Mason Jars (1L for cookies and 500ml for Hot Chocolate and Soup).

 

Winter Cranberry Cookies

Layer ingredients in the following order in a 1 L glass jar.

  • 1 Cup + 2 TBSP Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Crispie Cereal or Chopped Nuts

To Prepare the Cookies:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Linecookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In mixer, pour contents of jar and mix with 1/2 Cup Butter, 1 Egg and 1tsp Vanilla. 
  3. Once dough has formed, place spoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Santa Cookies

Layer ingredients in the following order in a 1 L glass jar.
(In the pic above, I placed the sugar in the jar before the Brown Sugar…it did not layer well, go in order of ingredients listed below.)

  • 1 -1/3 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Cup M&M candies
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (or fill jar) Chocolate Chips

To Prepare the Cookies:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Linecookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In mixer, pour contents of jar and mix with 1/2 Cup Butter, 1 Egg and 1tsp Vanilla. 
  3. Once dough has formed, place spoonfuls on baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Curried Lentil Soup

You will need 2 X 16 oz Mason Jars.

  • 2 Cups Red Lentils
  • 1-1/2 Cups Wild Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley Flakes
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves

To Prepare Soup

  1. Empty jar contents into a large pot or slowcooker. 
  2. Add 7 cups of water or broth. 
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 45 min to 1 hour. Or combine ingredients in slow cooker, and cook for 6 hours on low.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Milk
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup crushed Candy Canes
  • 1/4 cup Mini Marshmallows
    DIRECTIONS

Combine powdered milk, cocoa, sugar and salt and press into pint size jar. Layer chocolate chips, candy canes and marshmallows on top, pressing firmly after each layer.
Seal with lid and decorate.

TO PREPARE:

  • Empty jar contents into a bowl and stir.
  • Place 1/3 cup of mixture in a mug.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water.
    Enjoy!

These make great teacher’s or coach’s gifts, or a hostess gifts when visiting over the holidays.

Watch the video for some ideas of how to decorate the jars.

Lots more Mason Jar Gift ideas and be found over on my Pinterest Board!

Here are some seasonal cookie recipes that you can freeze ahead for easy preparation and gift giving as well. 

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