Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Mason jar cookies

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: Mason jar cookies

I'm attending a cookie-baking party tomorrow afternoon. It's hard work, so I made these dips that I devised for a party last spring. I also devised these parting gifts for my friends, just in case they hadn't gotten enough baking. Gee, I hope none of them are reading tonight ...

Anyhow, these mason jar cookies are cute, decorative and pretty affordable. You can get a 12-pack of mason jars with lids for $13 and the ingredients for these cookies are generally what you have on hand. You decorate the top with ribbon, raffia or swatches of Christmas fabric that you can usually get for $1 to $3 per yard, depending on what you get.

I went with this oatmeal raisin mason jar recipe because much to my shock, not everyone in the world like chocolate. I know, I was appalled too.

The key to making these jars look cute is to use a large funnel and pack the contents together with a spatula or one of those basters with a tear-dropper style ball at the end. The layers make the jars look nice and ensure you can fit everything needed for a batch of cookies into one jar.

The recipe I went with had printable labels with instructions for assembling the cookies, but I jazzed them up with some clip art and glitter and such. I like crafts projects every now and then.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Great present -- I always like getting one of these cookie jars. You can buy the mason jars in every supermarket and hardware store around here, especially in the harvest season.

bp said...

What nice touches, I'm sure your heartfelt gifts will be thoroughly enjoyed! =)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I love getting these as gifts kelly!

armand said...

that's pretty good! and a perfect homemade with love gift too!

*now, i just hv to hunt down those jars in PERTH!