Friday, December 11, 2009

Mason Jar Cookie Favor

Swanky Chicks knows the importance of great favor for any party, and choosing the perfect favor can be a challenge. A favor thanks your guests for taking the time to celebrate with you, and share your joy. No Fuss Fabulous has a great DIY favor project that you can incorporate into your next event. Change out the fabric ribbon and label to coordinate with your theme and you have a favor that your guests can't wait to get home and use!

Mason Jar Cookie Favor.
You will need:
Pint sized mason jars

Dry Ingredients to pack in pint mason jar:
3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Christmas M&Ms
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions: Combine the flour and baking soda. Place flour and soda mixture in a clean pint sized glass jar, and pack firmly. *See NFF Tip below! Place sugar on top. Pack firmly. Layer with chocolate chips and M&Ms. Place the brown sugar on top, again packing firmly. Cover with a lid.

Attach an index card with the following directions: Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In separate bowl combine 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of butter, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 375 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes. (Cut the index card into a circle and attach to the inside of the lid or print directions on the backs of the tag.)

Tip: The best way I have found to keep the flour from getting all over your clean mason jar is to simply cut a large tip into a disposable decorating bag (a large plastic Ziploc would work as well), place the cut bag into your mason jar and use it as a funnel for your dry ingredients. This keeps the sides of your jar crystal clean and will give you the clear layered look you want.

Now to decorate your jars: Choose a fabric in colors that coordinate well with your theme. Cut the fabric into small squares and place over the tops of the jars. No Fuss Fabulous chose a Christmas theme and used great red and white stripped Martha Stewart napkins. Next choose a ribbon that also coordinates, be creative, it doesn't have to be matchy matchy. Cut a length of ribbon, wrap it around the lid of the jar and secure in place with glue. Use the same ribbon, or another widder ribbon and wrap the middle of the jar. You can now glue a card to the front of the jar. Use your monogram, event date, or sentiment like Happy Holidays on the card.

This favor can be given in so many ways. Make a few for your kids teachers, or your coworkers for the holidays. Nothing is sweeter than a baby, except maybe a sweet treat to send home with baby shower guests. I would love to be wedding guest who gets sent home with this thoughtful favor!

Special thanks to Chris from Celebrations at Home for turning us onto No Fuss Fabulous. We are loving all of the great ideas on this site. Special thanks to No Fuss Fabulous for the idea, pics, and recipe! She even has a link to download her cute labels totaly free! Go Here to download.

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1 comment:

Katie said...

Yay! Love these!!! I'm having a wine and apps party next Friday and this is the perfect gift!

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