Last week my friend Liz hosted all of us Oak Square Y gals at her house for a gym friend healthy holiday party. I’ll recap the super fun night soon, but for today I wanted to share with you a fun foodie holiday gift idea if you are looking for one. I wanted to bring Liz a hostess gift for having us all over, and I thought it would be cute to put together a little recipe jar.
There is a Michaels down the street from my uncle’s eye business, so I decided to stop in last week on Thursday after dealing with all my eye issues. I stocked up on a few jars to use for future foodie gift giving, since they are pretty inexpensive and still thoughtful. Plus I think they are so cute and you can make them festive. If you need a last-minute holiday gift idea, here you go!
Cranberry Oatmeal Chip Cookie Jar
Here are the ingredients I layered in Liz’s jar, from the bottom up:
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ cups oats
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
You can really get as crafty or uncrafty as you want with these in terms of how you decorate the jars. Since I was dealing with a lack of vision that day, I decided not to risk any horrifying craft results. I kept it simple by just tying a bow to the jar and including a recipe card in the gift bag.
On the recipe card, I wrote:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Pour the contents of this jar into a large bowl and stir to combine. Stir in one stick of melted unsalted butter (or unsweetened applesauce), 1 large egg, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, 3 inches apart. Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden and the tops are set, 11-13 minutes. Enjoy with your family!
I think it would be so cute to get mini wooden spoons and tie along with the recipe to the jar with a ribbon. Maybe next year, Liz!
Have you ever given a foodie gift before? Any fun crafty ideas for me?