Valentine cheer this time of year

Valentine's Day. Ugh. NOT my best holiday, I'll admit. But I wanted to try to get into the spirit just a bit. So I'll be handing out a few of these this year:

The jars were simple and fun to assemble. Here is how you do it:

Add ingredients in this order to a quart-sized, wide-mouthed glass jar 
(you can get smooth jars for crafts if you prefer to add a sticker label):

1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
wisk together, and pour in bottom of jar, packed down

Add to jar in this order:
1 cup oats, packed down
3/4 cup M&Ms
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white sugar

To bake the cookies, follow these instructions. They can be printed on a small label for the jar, as well, if you don't want to do a hang tag:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl and add:
½ cup butter almost melted
1 slightly beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine thoroughly
Roll into 1 ½ inch balls
Bake for 10-15 minutes

I prefer not to have a sticky label on my jar because then I have to scrape it off. So I just printed out these small instructions, punched them out with a 2" round circle punch, and glued them on to 3" flower-punched cardstock to make my label. Add a little fabric and ribbon, and you're good to go! 

Enjoy! I know Maya did...

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Christy said...

I LOVE this idea Lyndsay. You are so darn creative!!

Sarah Bradford-Burton said...

These are so pretty! You've got some heart in you girl!

Anonymous said...

Really lovely,one of the best Valentine ideas currently in the blogsphere! Xx.

Unknown said...

It is awesome and I really like it...!
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