Today I wanted to share a quick DIY gift idea that has been a longtime favorite of mine. These charming cookie mix jars make the perfect gift for a teacher, neighbor, or anyone you want to show appreciation for on Valentine’s Day! I’m also teaming up with Jen from Migonis Home and Meg from Green with Decor who are sharing their DIY Valentines today. Make sure to stop by and visit them!
This cookie mix is based on my very favorite, which is the classic standby Tollhouse Cookie Recipe (yup, the one on the bag of chocolate chips). For the purposes of this mix you will need a quart sized mason jar, a paper doily, baker’s twine, sticker paper, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda, m&m candies, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 3/4 cup of brown sugar. You can also optionally add a brown sugar saver– these little guys keep the mix from turning as hard as a rock.
I found my pretty french mason jar at Homegoods for a couple of dollars. The twine and paper doily were both from the Target dollar spot.
Before you begin adding your ingredients to the jar, it’s best to mix in your salt and baking soda into the flour.
Getting the flour mix and other ingredients into the jar is much easier with a simple paper funnel.
Next add your m&ms. These little brown sugar savers are one of the tricks that allow me to keep my brown sugar canister on my kitchen counter. They are great for the mix because the brown sugar can harden and make it difficult to get the ingredients out of the jar. However, a note that one is included may be a good idea so the recipient isn’t startled to see one in the cookie mix!
After putting your m&ms in the jar, follow that with the brown sugar. Lastly, add the granulated sugar.
I thought that the doily and twine was a sweet touch! I simply looped the twine around the jar a couple of times and tied a bow.
The last step is the free printable that you can download here. I recommend printing on sticker paper. It gives the instructions for baking the cookies, including the ingredients your recipient needs to add to complete the recipe!
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