This year, being on a stringent budget, I looked for ways to economically spread Christmas cheer to those I love. The following is how I chose to tackle that challenge…
Every year Corporate America does a thorough job of making me feel guilty that I can’t afford to lavish my loved ones in elaborate, expense gifts to stimulate the economy. This year, I decided to spread good will with batches of home-made cookies, in a jar.
The first step was to acquire the recipe and ingredients and wash the jars. As I had no funnels, I created one by cutting a paper plate and taping it into a cone with a large hole in the center.
1 egg, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly blend together butter, egg, & vanilla. Empty jar of mix into mixture. Mix until completely blended and drop teaspoons full of batter about 2” apart and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
I saved this post for after the holidays, as I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. In retrospect, I could have given out cards or something, but hope that the 3 evenings worth of labor mean more