Last Updated on December 31, 2015
Christmas always brings with it delicious food and thoughtful gifts. Why not combine the two and give homemade DIY treats to give to someone special. Nature’s Path has come up with some yummy recipes and DIY gifts with a twist!
I’ve featured their Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies-Mason Jar Cookie Mix, read on below for the recipe and a free printable!
Another great gift idea is the Sweet Popcorn Seasoning Pack:If you’re looking for an easy-to-make, but always well-received gift, these popcorn seasoning jars are perfect. Let the flavours of cinnamon and vanilla mix with sugar for a week and add dried fruit, berries and walnuts, all in a decorated jar.
Gingerbread Crunch Brittle:The most heart-felt gifts are homemade. In just 20 minutes, this brittle recipe can be made and put aside for either snacking or giving to loved-ones. Add a little ribbon to a mason jar and give out to your party guests.
Also, check out Nature’s Path #FeelGoodHoliday Recipe Box including No-Bake Spiced Cheesecake Bars, Coconut Cherry Macaroons (Gluten Free, Egg Free) and Mulled Fruit Parfaits (Gluten Free, Vegan) and more.
I also created a free printable label with everything your recipient will need to know to turn this pretty mix into delicious cookies. Just click here to download and print then attach to your jars for gifting perfection!
Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies-Mason Jar Cookie Mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 48 cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup Nature’s Path Love Crunch® – Gingerbread
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp water (or milk!)
1 tsp vanilla
Mason Jar Cookie Mix:
In a wide-mouth 4-cup mason jar, layer the flour, baking soda, salt, granola, brown sugar, granulated sugar and chocolate chips. Cover with tight-fitting lid. Decorate jar as desired and attach cookie recipe.**
Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, with electric beaters, beat butter, maple syrup, water and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add contents of jar and stir until well blended.
Using a tablespoon, shape into balls and place on parchment-paper lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.
** I would suggest changing the order so that the granola is between the chocolate chips and the flour. When I followed the order listed I ended up with unusable and rock hard brown sugar from it wicking the moisture from the granola.
Enter to win a Nature’s Path #FeelGoodHoliday Prize Package so you can recreate the above recipes yourself. Prize valued at $50 and may not be exactly as shown. Giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only and ends on December 21st at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.