Over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a passion for cooking – but one culinary exercise that has continued to intimidate me is baking. Too large a margin for error, especially based on a few mildly disastrous previous experiences. So I was excited to learn about The Mason Jar Cookie Company, which makes baking – and gift giving – easy with their scrumptious .
Mason Jar provides everything you need to create your own customizable gifts that put a twist on classic recipes for cookies. The company’s custom cookie mixes arrive beautifully packaged and make it easy to bake no-fuss homemade cookies. I test drove the chocolate candy cane cookies. Both the prep time and results were fabulous.
All you have to do is pour your jar of chocolate cookie mix into a bowl and add the dairy ingredients, per the nifty instructions card, right before baking. (In most cases this is butter and an egg, although some base mixes call for a little milk or water.) It took all of my willpower not to taste more than a spoonful of the batter before putting it in the oven.
Even though I baked the mix a little longer than I should have, my chocolate cookies were a delicious success. I brought them into work today and they disappeared pretty quickly! Considering my trepidation about baking, I was happily surprised.
Even better, Mason Jar gave me a second package to give to someone special. I happily gave it to my dear friend Crystal, who is truly a personification of sweetness and fun. Her face lit up when I presented her with the jar.
Still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts? The average price of one custom-made cookie jar is $19, and there are even Gluten-Free options as well. Mason Jar is a perfect gift – even if you’re simply treating yourself.