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.
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.
Swanky Chicks is participating in a Recipe swap with the DIY Show Off and Kelly's Korner. Stop by thier sites for more great holiday recipes!