Monthly Archives: December 2010

Edible Gifts In A Jar

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies & cranberry muffins.  And for the perfect edible gift  you can package all of these yummy things up in masonary jars.  Students we worked with on our Responsible Entrepreneur Program loved making edible these recipes to fill their masonary jars!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

1 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup chocolate chips (Use to fill up any remaining space in jar)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.

Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon blend the mixture until well combined.

Using your hands work in 1/2 cup softened butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup milk. Still using your hands or a wooden spoon blend the egg mixture into the dough until well combined.

Teaspoon sized mounds 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Place cookies on a rack to finish cooling.

Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins Recipe

1 cup Flour

1/4 cup Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking powder

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 cup Cranberries (Use to fill up any remaining space in jar)

1 Egg – beaten
3/4 cup Orange juice
1/3 cup Butter — melted
1/4 cup Nuts – chopped (optional)


Eco-Gift Ideas – Home Made Organic Sugar Scrub

Here is an easy recipe to make a lovely organic lavender sugar scrub – a perfect gift to make & give during the holiday season.

It has been tried & tested by the Grade 6 & 7 at Lord Tennyson School working on our responsible business program – great fun to make & sold really well!

The sugar is very mild exfoliant which does not sting if you have any cuts.


Small Masonary Jar; Organic Sugar Crystals; Grape Seed Oil; Essential Lavender Oil; Castile Soap


1. Fill your masonary jar 3/4 with organic sugar crystals.

2. Slowly add some grape seed oil until it becomes a paste consistency.

3. Add 3 – 5 drops of essential lavender oil.

4. If the consistency gets too oily, add a bit of castile oil.

5. Create a label & tie on with your favorite ribbon

6. Give to someone you love!