Christmas Mason Jars

Photo Courtesy of Amazing Interior Designs

Christmas Mason Jars are a great way to spread holiday cheer. They are cute, easy to make, and best of all AFFORDABLE! From yummy recipes to cheerful decorations, mason jars can really turn the Scruge frown upside down! New Braunfels Feed & Supply offers Mason Jars for you to create into the perfect gift for someone or the best Christmas decoration!

If you want to see more ideas for Mason Jars and crafting, check out our Pinterest Board here. https://www.pinterest.com/nbfeed/diy-~-christmas-crafts/

Here are a few of our favorites:

Christmas M&M Cookie Jar
  
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Holiday M&M’s or chocolate chips see note
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-quart Mason jar

INSTRUCTIONS

ASSEMBLING JARS:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Pour into the bottom of a 1-quart mason jar (I rolled up a paper plate to use as a funnel). Top the flour mixture with M&M’s, dropping them in lightly, so that they don’t sink into the flour. Top the M&M’s with brown sugar, and then granulated sugar (use a spoon to carefully scoop the sugars into the jar). Seal with the lid and decorate with ribbon and fabric (see note).

RECIPE TO INCLUDE WITH THE JAR:

  1. Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup of  melted and cooled unsalted butter, 1 beaten egg, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir until combined. Chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Make golf ball sized portions of dough and place the dough balls onto lined baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, until the centers of the cookies are just barely set.

RECIPE NOTES

I used a 6.5-inch circle of fabric to decorate each Mason jar.

This cookie mix comes just short of reaching the top of a 1-quart Mason jar. I decorate the top of the jar with fabric which covers the inch of open space at the top of the jar. If you would prefer to fill the jar all the way, you can increase the amount of M&M’s to 1 1/4 cup.

The recipe originated from here: https://celebratingsweets.com/mm-cookie-mix-in-a-jar/#wprm-recipe-container-8093

 

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