I love making mason jar gifts and this moose tracks cookie mix in a jar makes a fantastic gift. A yummy cookie, a fantastic experience, and a thoughtful gift.
Moose Tracks Cookie Mix in a Jar
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making gift ideas for the neighbors or friends throughout the holidays. And one of the best mason jar gifts I’ve ever made is a cookie mix or other baking mix that they can make with their kids. It’s just great fun for me and for them. So, when I decided to make moose tracks cookies, well, I knew that this would make a great cookie mix gift idea!
A really simple cookie with a LOT of flavor, I am seriously in love. And my gift recipients are going to love these cookies too. If your’e ready to make a yummy cookie mix for a gift, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Gift in a Jar
- First, grab the printable recipe card here. Because the deal is that you can certainly give someone this gift without the gift tag–but it’s got all the information to make the cookies REAL. LOL!
- Now, with that in hand, grab one of the napkins here with the moose. You can use any moose, but this one is reminiscent of holidays for me–and kind of funny because it’s got a BIG moose. It would leave BIG tracks! LOL!
- Sometimes, I get the question “how do you get these perfect layers?” A funnel. Just a plain, normal funnel like this cheap one here. If you’re finding that stuff gets stuck, you can even saw off the tip a bit (I’ve done that to one of my funnels) and then things will just slide right through.
- If you want your jars to be dishwasher safe, remember to use dishwasher safe mod podge. That will create a better chance that the napkin won’t disintegrate when you wash it. I still plan to hand wash mine, but that’s just a personal preference.
- Oh, and last thing, this cookie mix in a jar idea was made with one of those big 1 1/2 pint-sized jars like these. So, pick some of those up from the store or dig some out of the closet. These moose-sized napkin won’t fit on a regular mason jar.
How Do I Make THis Moose Tracks Cookie Mix in a Jar?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
For the Jar:
- 1 1/2 Pint-Sized Mason Jar (with lid)
- 1 Moose Napkin
- Mod Podge
- Printable Recipe Card
- Card Stock Paper
- Grey Fabric (less than ⅛ yd)
- String or Raffia
For the Cookie Mix:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup sugar
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup mini peanut butter cups
- Hole Punch
- Start by making the jar by trimming the napkin to fit nicely on the face of the jar. I cut off 3 of the four sides, leaving just the moose featured on one side.
- Paint the jar with a thin layer of mod podge, then put the prepared napkin on the front of the jar. Place it with care because the napkin can be thin and fragile tearing if you attempt to move it after it touches the mod podge. I left the measurement notations on my jar uncovered on the back of the jar, because I think it is pretty to see how much of each ingredient is in the jar. Let this layer of mod podge dry completely.
- Paint the napkin-covered jar with an additional layer of mod podge, to help provide some extra protection to the napkin. Allow this to dry completely.
- Fill the jar with your cookie mix. I attempted a couple of different ways, but my preference was to split the flour into 3 portions, then add the darker ingredients between those layers.
- Once filled, affix the lid on your jar tightly.
- Cut the grey fabric to a 6-inch diameter circle or 5 by 5 square.
- Print the recipe card onto your card stock paper and trim it.
- Punch a hole in the recipe card on the top and thread the string or raffia through the hole.
- Place the grey circle of fabric on top of the jar and secure it with the string and you're ready to gift!
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More Gifts in a Jar You Might Like
- Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies Gift in a Jar – I love these cookies so much, I didn’t want to NOT share them–but when I do make them as a gift, I always make a batch for myself.
- Gingerbread House Mason Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea – The most iconic of holiday activities, I turned it on it’s head and made it a fun present everyone will love!
- Mason Jar Brownie Mix Gift – If you’re looking for an awesome gift you can make in batches for your friends to make their own brownies–this is the most amazing recipe.
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