a toddler-made gift

A couple of weeks ago, TheBoy was invited to a birthday party for two twin girl friends. After purchasing a cute outfit for them both, I asked TheBoy if he wanted to make a gift for them himself.  “Cookies!” was his response. (That’s my boy!)


I remembered receiving a cute cookie-in-a-jar gift a while back and knew it would make the perfect DIY birthday present. Not only did I have all the necessary ingredients in my pantry (don’t you love it when that happens?), it was also little-hands friendly to put together. Perfect for TheBoy!


From start to finish, he helped me pick out the jars, gather the ingredients, as well as measure and pack them. Not to mention, he wrapped and decorated the final gift by himself (aside from curling the ribbons). If you can’t tell from the pictures, TheBoy had a blast putting it all together.



Dry Ingredients:
3/4 cup packed flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Remainder of jar: your choice of chocolate chips, raisins, sprinkles, etc.

1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to your jar and pack it down tight.
2. Add the granulated sugar next and pack it down tight.
3. Add the brown sugar next. Again, pack it down tight.
4. Fill the remainder of your jar with the candies of your choice.

Simple, eh?

Along with the jar, you will need to write/print out the instructions below for wet ingredients and cooking directions (not seen in the final picture because it was already inside the birthday card) and attach to the jar.

Cooking Directions:
Heat the oven to 350.

1. Remove chocolate chips from top of the jar.
2. Cream 4 tbsp of butter with both sugars.
3. Add 1 egg and 1/4 tsp vanila to sugar mixture and beat together for 1 minute.
4. Add flour and beat until smooth.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Put this batter in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking.
7. Spoon 10 balls of batter into a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-13 mins.



Do you have any toddler friendly gift making ideas? If so, what are they?

Have a good Tuesday!


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