Homemade Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Jar gifts are a quick, easy project to make. Add a wooden spoon with a festive holiday bow, and they look even better.
Mason Jar Cookie Mix
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 quart size mason jar
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Place mixture in 1-quart Mason jar. Use the back of a spoon to pack the flour mixture down. Next, add the brown sugar. Pack down well. Add the white sugar, pack down again. Finally, add the chocolate chips.
Attach this Recipe to the Jar:
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
It’s easy when you attach the printable recipe card (see below) to the jar.
Layered Dried Bean Soup Mix in a Mason Jar
Dried Bean Mix:
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/2 cup split yellow peas
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 cup small red beans
1/2 cup split green peas
Layer each type of bean in a 24 ounce clear gift jar.
1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
4 tablespoons brown sugar
Combine ingredients. Store in a resealable plastic bag. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup. Yields about 3 cups dried bean mix and 1/4 cup seasoning mix.
Attach these instructions to the jar:
Seasoned Bean Soup:
Dried Bean Mix (in jar)
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes
1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke or Tabasco to taste (optional)
Rinse beans and place in large Dutch oven or stock pot. Pour 4 cups boiling water over beans; cover and let soak overnight.
Drain beans and return to stock pot. Add 6 cups water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans are almost tender.
Add tomatoes and seasoning mix. Stirring occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to simmer about 1 hour longer or until beans are tender and soup thickens. Serve warm.
Yield: About 10 cups of soup