It's Almost Christmas!!!

So it's almost Christmas and the kids are almost out for their break...it's at this time I say "Let's say thank you to your teachers and give them a little Christmas gift to show our appreciation for being 2 of the most amazing teachers ever!!" This evening...I took the time to make these amazing women a little homemade gift saying thanks...

My idea...one I've used many times...Gingerbread Cookies...IN A JAR!!

Oh yes many people do these...however they're such an awesome gift and really thoughtful...so pretty to see and exceptionally easy to make!

What You'll Need:

A quart sized ball jar
A piece of red card stock
A square of fabric large enough to cover the lid completely


Layer 1:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Layer 2:
1 cup hard-packed brown sugar

Layer 3:
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice


Mix Layer 1 ingredients. Funnel them into the jar and tap the jar on the counter to pack in the flour.

Add Layer 2 to jar. Repack the  brown sugar into the jar. I used a bottle to press it down (mainly  because I had a bottle. Whatever you have use because this needs to be a really tight layer!)

Mix Layer 3 ingredients. Funnel them into the jar while tapping jar on the counter. This is going to be completely fully and take a few seconds to do!

Put on lid. Now it's time to move to the computer. Or you can print this by hand.

You're going to want to print this or write this onto a card. You don't want the card to be too big, but however big you want. I happen to like a cute font...hence...the computer.

Gingerbread Cookies
You’ll Need:
½ cup softened butter or margarine
¾ cup molasses
1 slightly beaten egg
1. Empty contents of this jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together.
2. Mix in all of the above ingredients. Dough may be stiff so you may have to use your hands. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
4. Roll dough to
¼ inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake for 10- 12 minutes. Decorate as desired.
6. ENJOY!!

Now print and trim to your specifications. Cut the red card stock a bit bigger. Put a hole punch in the corner. Place the fabric over the lid and attach the recipe card to the ribbon & tie the ribbon around the lid & fabric. 

Voila and you're done! These are the cutest gifts and so easy to do!!

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