Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar – Easy & Frugal Christmas Gift

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Try these easy & frugal Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar this Christmas season to give to neighbors, friends or as a hostess gift!

Easy & frugal gift idea of making Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

 

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar  – Easy & Frugal Christmas Gift

The holiday season is a season of baking, so giving the gift of cookies in a jar is a fun gift to give to your family or friends. Instead of gifting your friends, neighbors, and family with a dozen or so cookies, by giving them the gift of cookies in a jar, this helps to spread out the holiday goodness even longer. Your friends or family may be overwhelmed with cookies this time of year, but when you give them cookies in a jar, they can wait until just the right time for their family to bake them together.

This gingerbread cookie recipe is so delicious & a fun recipe to make together as a family, so it would be a fun gift to give so they can have the experience of baking delicious Christmas cookies together. Plus, it’s an easy gift to throw together so you can make a number of them if you have several friends, neighbors, teachers to give gifts to this season. With all of the sales we see on baking supplies this season, it can definitely be a frugal gift as well to purchase the supplies. Add a small whisk to it for a fun little extra gift they can keep, too.

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

Ingredients for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

Materials:

  • Printable “Gingerbread Cookie” recipe tags (best printed on white card stock)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • 1 quart Mason jar w/lid
  • Optional: Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

Directions:

Use scissors to cut out printable tags (preferably on white cardstock).

Making Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for the brown sugar. Use a whisk to combine.

Adding gingerbread cookie ingredients to jar

In a 1 quart mason jar, pour in half of the flour mixture. Use a ¼ measuring cup to pack the mixture. The full content of the ingredients will not fit in the jar if it is not packed well.

Filling jar for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

Next, add half of the brown sugar and again – use a ¼ measuring cup to pack the mixture.

FInished Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

 

Pour in the remainder of the flour mixture, pack, and then add the remaining half of the brown sugar. Pack again before adding a lid screwed on tightly.

Use double-sided tape to attach the printable tag to the outside of the jar, or punch a hole through the tag and thread through a ribbon in order to attach it to the jar.

Add a gingerbread cookie cutter to the jar as well (secured with ribbon) if desired.

Printable Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar:

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar are a frugal gift for the holidays

 

Print off this recipe for Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar – it’s an easy & frugal gift to give your neighbors or friends for Christmas.

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Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar –

  • Author: Jen

Ingredients

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  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

Materials:

  • Printable (best printed on white card stock)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • 1 quart Mason jar w/lid
  • Optional: Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

Instructions

  1. Use scissors to cut out printable tags (preferably on white cardstock).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except for the brown sugar. Use a whisk to combine.
  3. In a 1 quart mason jar, pour in half of the flour mixture. Use a ¼ measuring cup to pack the mixture. The full content of the ingredients will not fit in the jar if it is not packed well.
  4. Next, add half of the brown sugar and again – use a ¼ measuring cup to pack the mixture.
  5. Pour in the remainder of the flour mixture, pack, and then add the remaining half of the brown sugar. Pack again before adding a lid screwed on tightly.
  6. Use double-sided tape to attach the printable tag to the outside of the jar, or punch a hole through the tag and thread through a ribbon in order to attach it to the jar.
  7. Add a gingerbread cookie cutter to the jar as well (secured with ribbon) if desired.

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