I have two super simple crafts (they're seriously so easy that I feel silly for sharing them! But they look SO cute!) and a delicious cookie. Don'r forget to play my song of the week while you're reading, and enjoy!
P.S. if you missed any of my other Christmas posts, you can find them here!
This week we're going back to basics with some super-easy mason jar crafts. I'm sharing two ideas, but the options are really limitless. Mason jars are so affordable and easy to find (thanks to its Pinterest popularity), so I suggest picking some up for all your decorating needs!
Easy Mason Jar Crafts
#1 : Snowman
You need : red fabric and two buttons
Tie the red fabric around the top of the jar, and glue on the buttons.
You can fill the jar with q-tips or cotton balls to use in your bathroom, or with flour or sugar for your kitchen!
#2 : Ornaments
You need : randomly sized ornaments
Pour the ornaments in a jar. That's it! I love how simple and elegant this decoration is.
You can use different sized jars to make an adorable display on a table! This also goes with any color scheme that you're using- all white ornaments, glitter ornaments, red and green ornaments, or bright ornaments like I'm using!
CookieThis cookie recipe was suggested by Heather! I wanted to try out a really decadent, rich cookie, and this one definitely fits the bill. While this one might not be the most festive cookie I've shared, it's delicious and sure to make everyone happy. The recipe makes a ton of dough, so I rolled half of it into balls and froze it in a baggy. This would be a great DIY gift to give someone, or you can pull out the dough and make cookies whenever you have the urge!
Hot Chocolate Cookiesadapted from Tasty Kitchen
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
⅔ cups packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla
3-¼ cups all-purpose flour
5 packages Hot Chocolate Mix
2 teaspoons salt
1-¼ teaspoon baking soda
total of 2 cups mix-ins (any kind of chocolate chips or other baking chips you'd like! I used white chocolate, milk chocolate, and mini semi sweet chocolates)
In a large bowl, cream butter, 1 teaspoon salt and sugars until smooth.
Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, 1 teaspoon salt and baking soda.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are combined- the mixture will be very thick!
Fold in chips or other add-ins, and chill the dough for at least one hour.
Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350.
Scoop out dough (I used 1/4 cup for large cookies and 1/8 cup for smaller cookies) and form into balls. Place an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Store unused dough in balls in a freezer bag. Label with cooking directions, and save for a rainy day or give as a gift!
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