Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowball Cookies in a Jar by Guest Bobbie Sea

Today, I am happy to spread some Holiday Cheer and Welcome a Guest here...
Bobbie Sea is sharing her recipe and Ideas on how to make Snowball Cookies in a Jar. This would make a Great Gift. She has many other recipes and free printables on her site, please stop by and take a look.

**Bobbie Sea is a single Mom of two girls. She lives in MD and works primarily from home. In her spare time she likes to read, play in Paint Shop Pro/Photoshop and work on the blog she co-owns with her friend Cissy, Thoughts of a Mother,Wife and Daughter and also has a blog for free Printables. She is a digital scrap kit maker, makes digital printables and works for an art licensing company.**

From Bobbie:
I have gotten some really complicated recipes in a jar. So when I gift one I try to make it a simple recipe. Because lets face it, we are all not Martha Stewart. That is why I love gifting this one. It is very easy to make.

Snowball Cookies in a Jar
2 cups
sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

(4 1/4 cups are placed in quart jar.)

Place 3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar in a separate packet to attach to jar with recipe.

Attach the following instructions to the jar:


Cream 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter or margarine with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Gradually stir in the Snowball Cookie Mix until ingredients are well combined. Dust your hands with a little of the confectioners sugar and roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets and bake, in a preheated oven, for 5 minutes at 325 F or just until light brown. Transfer to racks to cool for 15 minutes, then roll in the confectioners' sugar.

These cookies keep well in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze them.

Take some purple, pink or white construction paper and cut out squares about 3 inches bigger then the label. This is where kids can really get involved. I put mine at the table gave them some fancy edged scissors and let them go to town. Next, and again great job for the kiddos, glue the label onto the construction paper. Using a hole puncher punch a hole in the left top corner. Run a piece of festive ribbon through and tie it to the jar.

* If you have a little extra cash buy about a yard of snowman fabric. Cut a square out and hot glue it to the inside lid. Place it on the jar and screw the lid down tight.
* You can also roll these in festive sprinkles ( the crystal kind, not the shapes) If you have the money go to a dollar store and buy a basket, basket bag and different color christmas sprinkles. Put the sprinkles in the basket along with the jar. Put it in the basket bag and tie it with a ribbon.

Thank You to Bobbie for sharing this great recipe and Christmas Gift Ideas.

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