Sweets, whether homemade or store bought, can make a great gift for neighbors and friends. If you’ve been thinking of ideas for gifts for this year’s #GiveEid campaign, here’s a suggestion: Cookies in a jar! This example uses a recipe for chocolate chip pistachio cookies, but any kind of cookies will work. This is the same recipe as in a previous blog entry, but with altered measurements to fit a 16 oz mason jar. Recipe provided by @sweetconnoisseur.
Receiving the dry ingredients nicely packed in a jar ensures the recipient will be able to make fresh and tasty cookies, but you could even bake the cookies yourself if you want to stay true to your tradition or if you have the time. Either way, they are delicious!
Here we have a printable template to include with the jar that lists ingredients and instructions. Just cut out the pieces and tape them together to make your own label. You can put the label inside or put it as a tag on the outside of the jar.
You can also use these alternative tag templates to attach the recipe to your jar with string
Recipe for chocolate chip pistachio cookies (Mason Jar)
Pack all dry ingredients in a mason jar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup packed All-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup ground raw pistachios
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Recipe for Mason Jar:
You will need
1/2 Cup softened butter
1 small egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
1. Heat oven to 365ºF.
2. Mix all of these ingredients in a bowl. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture from mason jar. Then stir in the chocolate chips and pistachios.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. You can add a whole pistachio in the center of each cookie for a prettier presentation.
4. Bake 7-9 minutes or until slightly brown edge (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Below we found a useful blog for ideas of cookie packaging that might come in handy for your #GiveEid campaign!
50 Ways to Package Holiday Cookies: Ideas & Inspiration for Wrapping Cookie Gifts