Hostess Gift – Cookie Gift

by SweetSugarMama on December 24, 2011

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My boys and I love to give cookies for any occassion.  Who doesn’t love to recieve a batch of homemade cookies from scratch?  Even better an extra batch to bake at a later time.  Using a Mason jar, layer the dry ingredients of your favorite cookie recipe.

Instructions on how to package ingredients into the jar

If using my favorite cookie recipe listed below,  pour in layers of the blue ingredients into a jar.  Remember this is a “pretty” project/gift as much as it is delicious.   I package the flour and baking soda together into a ziplock, cut out an end and use it as a funnel.  This keeps it neat and pretty.  Use the same method to pour in the sugar and chocolate chips.

* Start out with the flour since it will be at the bottom of the jar.  The brown sugar tends to stick and clump a bit together when packaged so you want to make sure it’s in the middle of the jar so it’s accessible at the time of preparing the cookies.

If using your recipe see instructions above on how to start pouring the ingredients.  

Here’s my favorite cookie recipe from Cooking Light.  


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 ounces)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar (if you want chewier cookies replace this with packed brown sugar)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large egg whites

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Spray


Instructions – I’ve attached a cute label for you to include with your jar. Just click on the image.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Taylor hard at work mixing the ingredients for the perfect chewy chocolate cookies.

I wrapped my cookies in clear cellophane and then I tied the bow.  Pictured here is without the clear wrap so you can appreciate the cookies 🙂

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle Callahan December 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Thanks for the great gift idea! I just found your site and I’m loving everything. Happy holidays!!


SweetSugarMama December 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Thanks Danielle. 🙂 I’ve been horrible at blogging but I’m planning on a post soon. I promise!!! Happy holidays!!!!!!


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