End of Year Teacher Gift Cookie Jar ProjectPosted: Updated:
• Anchor Hocking glass 1 qt. cracker jar (jar #85812 available at Wal-Mart $2.97)
• 1 sheet of white inkjet sticker paper (by Avery available in a 5 sheet pack at Hobby Lobby or online)
• Unbleached (light brown color) coffee filter (available at any grocery store)
• 2 or more 18" pieces of coordinating ribbon/yarn/twine/pearls
• Small charm (look through your junk jewelry, or purchase from craft store or 2nd hand store)
• Qty 1, 3"-4" fabric or silk flower.
• Glue gun
• Swarovski crystals or glitter to embellish front label and flower petals (crystals and glitter available at craft stores)
• 3"-4” cookies of your choice
1. Wash glass jar in soap and warm water, removing any price stickers. Remove the inside liner of lid before washing and then put it back on once lid is dry.
2. Create label for the front of cookie jar:
You can use the label templates available on this website (print them onto sticker paper) or design your own label using Avery.com -free Design & Print Online. You can also use Microsoft Publisher, Word, Photoshop, etc. to design labels. When designing your own label, be sure to measure the area on your jar that the sticker needs to cover and make sure that the label you're designing is sized correctly.
*Before printing directly onto sticker paper or label paper, ALWAYS print on regular paper first to ensure it's the size and color you desire. If printing onto pre-cut label paper, hold the copy and the labels on top of one another, up to the light to make sure they line up correctly.
3. Optional-embellish label with a few very small rhinestones or apply a little glitter around the edges to give it a little extra dimension.
4. Stick label to jar.
5. Print out a photo of your child onto sticker paper making sure that the picture is large enough to fit the inside of the lid (print on regular paper first to be sure). Place the cookie jar lid on top of the image and trace around it.
Remove lid and cut out circle. Flip over the lid and stick or glue the picture to the inside of the lid. You may also print off a nice message to the teacher and use that on the bottom of the lid.
You can also use Avery.com to upload the picture to one of their larger sized round label templates and design and print from there.
6. Carefully remove flower from stem and cut off any nubs from the back of it, making the underside of the flower flat to glue onto the jar lid.
7. Optional-embellish flower topper with a few small crystal rhinestones (glued on) or apply a little glitter glue or glitter to a few of the petals for a little added sparkle.
8. Heat up glue gun and glue flower to the top of lid
9. Place 1 unbleached coffee filter in the jar.
10. Stack cookies in the filter. Continue stacking cookies until the jar is filled. Screw on lid.
11. Take small charm and attach near the end of one of the pieces of cut ribbon or yarn.
12. Take all pieces of ribbon and wrap together around mouth of jar, being careful not to interfere with the lid’s ability to screw closed. Tie in a knot.
13. Trim the bottoms of ribbon so that they're uneven.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 CUP SALTED BUTTER SOFTENED (SOFTEN BY LEAVING ON COUNTER FOR A FEW HOURS) 1 CUP SUGAR 1/2 CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR 2 EGGS (ROOM TEMP) 2 TEASPOONS VANILLA EXTRACT 2 1/4 CUPS UNSIFTED FLOUR 1/2 TEASPOON SALT 1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA 1 PACKAGE 12 OZ . SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS 1 CUP CHOPPED WALNUTS OR PECANS (OPTIONAL)
PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 375
1. CREAM BUTTER WITH SUGAR, BROWN SUGAR, EGGS AND VANILLA
2. COMBINE FLOUR, SALT, BAKING SODA IN A SEPARATE BOWL AND BLEND INTO CREAMED MIXTURE.
3. STIR IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS/OPTIONAL NUTS AND DROP BY HEAPING TABLESPOON ONTO UN-GREASED BAKING SHEETS.
4. PRESS 5 OR 6 CHOCOLATE CHIPS INTO THE TOP OF EACH SCOOP OF DOUGH BEFORE BAKING.
5. BAKE AT 375 FOR 8 TO 10 MINUTES.