Dad's Birthday Present: A Cookie Mix Jar

I don't have a lot of extra spending money at the moment, even been on a shopping ban over the past few months, so I thought I'd make my dad a present instead and one I know he'll love. He doesn't eat chocolate or cake that often because of his diet but has a big sweet tooth just like me and loved the cookies I blogged about the other month.
I've wanted to make a cookie mix jar for such a long time after seeing them on websites like Tumblr and Pinterest so thought my dads birthday would be the perfect time to try it out.

cookie jar 1 cookie jar 3 cookie jar 2

I bought the jar from Asda but I'm not sure on the exact size. All I know is that it's the middle size that they sell and costs about £2. I was only planning to use half the recipe but as I was measuring everything out it didn't look like the jar would be full. Luckily I had enough ingredients so made the full amount.

Obviously I missed out butter, egg and vanilla extract which will be added to the mixture at a later date. I also mixed the bicarbonate of soda in with the flour. I made sure to sieve everything before adding them to the jar as my dad wont be able to do that because of the chocolate.

I then created some labels on photoshop with the instructions on the back. When I next make a cookie mix jar I want to make the front label bigger and a different shape but I just used what I already had in the house to save more money.


  1. Awesome idea! Someone needs to collect great ideas like this and give for baby shower gifts, before it's too late!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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