Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tutorial Wednesday - Cookies in a Jar

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday!  I have a neat little tutorial for you today, something a little out of the box.  We will be creating an 'Oatmeal cookies in a jar' gift item.

Do you remember last week when I showed how to make this tag?  Well today we are going to take this tag and kick it up a notch.

We are starting out with the kraft top tag, and a red hounds-tooth tag which are both the same size.

Now you are going to want to print this little instruction sheet.....

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup
plus 1 tbsp of butter, with 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of 
vanilla until  fluffy. Stir in the contents of the jar.
Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart
onto the prepared  cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10
minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on cookie sheets
for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool

You are going to want to cut the instructions out one size smaller than your actual tag.

This is the die that I used for my tag, but really anything will do. You can even create your own handmade tag like I demonstrated on May 30th.

 Adhere your instructions to the back of the hounds-tooth tag.

 Now glam up the front of your tag a little bit!

 And tie it onto your jar of layered cookie mix with some twine and ribbon!  Now who wouldn't want to receive this sweet gift!  (I am taking a few of these up to my trailer for when I get the urge to bake during the summer.  It will save me from having to haul up all of the ingredients separately.)

Oh, and in case you are interested, here is the recipe for the layered cookie mix (this fits a standard mason jar).

Oatmeal cookies in a jar
2 cups of oats
 2/3 cup of  all purpose flour
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
(as it says above, you will also add butter, egg and vanilla when you
 are ready to prepare the mix).

The important thing to remember is you want to layer the ingredients into the jar so that it looks nice too.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and thanks for visiting!


  1. What a fabulous idea! I'm totally going to do this ... thanks for making it so simple for us! That tag is super cute btw!

  2. Super cute! I'm pinning this one for future gift-giving....thanks!