The ease of gifting one of these jars is a pretty appealing option for the holiday season. Prep the dry ingredients for a favorite cookie or soup recipe, include instructions for making, and decorate with ribbon — simple enough. I just don't know if I would be thrilled to be on the receiving end. They're cute, but I'd prefer indulging in the already-prepared version of the recipe! What do you think?
When I was a wee little kid, I remember our neighbors bringing us jars full of flour, sugar, and other dry ingredients as a Christmas present. They were wrapped with beautiful bows and ribbons, but I didn't understand how a jar full of dry ingredients equaled an awesome Christmas gift. Then, a few days later when my dad turned that jar into a batch of fantastic cookies I figured it out. They gave us the ingredients and the recipes needed to make something tasty.
If you were hoping to handout holiday cookies this year, but didn't quite get around to it, why don't you do the next best thing and give them the ingredients they'll need to make their own? It doesn't have to be cookies either, you could do pancake mix, soup mixes, cakes, or hot chocolate. To help you figure out where to begin I've rounded up some recipes, as well as tips on how to prepare them. To get inspired, read more