With only a few more days left until Christmas the pressure to find everyone that perfect gift may step up a notch. Or at least that is always how it seems to be for me. I mean, work parties with games of Naughty Santa, Christmas lunch dates with the girls where the exchanging of gifts is not classified as a must do thing but are, without a doubt expected. And then you have all those family members and extended relations to think about. I don’t know how it is for you but finding that perfect, meaningful and personal Christmas present can become a stressful task.
Well one easy way to solve the stress that present buying can cause is to get creative!
And you can even avoid the craziness of the festive season shopping trips.
Give a gift that is more personal. Hand made.
One idea: Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar!
If you ask me, this is the perfect gift for anyone special in your life who loves baking or cookies or is simply too lazy to bake their own cookies from scratch. I mean, who doesn’t love easy and quick baking mixes?
Plus, these jars look adorable!What you will need:
One 1 L Sized Glass Jar
200g Plain Flour (I have used Gluten Free flour for my cookie mix)
1 tsp Baking Powder
200g Brown Sugar
60g Cocoa Sugar
100g White Chocolate Chips
100g Milk Chocolate Buttons
100g Dark Chocolate Buttons
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
Just Add – 2 Eggs and 160g Softened Butter
Rap cookie dough in cling film and chill in the frigde for 30mins
Then Bake at – 170c for 8-10mins
Constructing the Cookie Mixture Jar:
1. Pour the Brown Sugar into the Jar and using a spoon pat the sugar down.
2. Layer the flour into the jar on top of the brown sugar and add in the baking powder. Then pat it down with a spoon.
3. Create the third layer by spooning the cocoa powder into the jar on top of the flour and if you so wish now add the optional ingredients of cinnamon and nutmeg.
4. Next, pour in the white chocolate chips, milk chocolate buttons and then on top, the dark chocolate buttons.
Then finish the gift off with a ribbon around the neck of the jar. I went for a classic christ-massy red ribbon. It is also a good idea to add a small hand written card with the baking instructions or even a copy of the ingredients lists so the recipient of your hand-made gift can bake the cookies again!
Enjoy them for yourself too with this recipe
Merry Christmas my Difference Makers!