Sunday, December 11, 2011 / 52 Comments / , , , ,

Cherry Oat Scone Mix {Homemade Gift with Printable Labels}



It seems like there are so many friends/teachers/hostesses to bring gifts to around the holidays. I love to give and receive gifts that are homemade. This year I did something really simple, delicious, and much less sinful than fudge or cookies. The dry ingredients for my favorite oat scone recipe conveniently fit perfectly into a quart sized jar.  You know how I love my mason jars - remember these jute wrapped jars?  Or these s'mores in jars? Or these mini pies in jars? You get the idea.

 You could also include a little jar of jam or lemon curd with your jar of scone mix. What a cute breakfast basket you could make!

 

Jars are turned into darling packaging by sticking these labels on and wrapping the tops with a piece of ribbon. I printed labels on card stock and used a glue gun to stick them on the jars. Shimmering stickers on the top from Martha Stewart Crafts.


Printable Jar Labels!
Click here for the printable version of the labels. 


Cherry Oat Scones 

Makes about 6 scones 

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten to blend
3/4 cup dried cherries 


Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Mix together butter, milk and egg in another bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Mix in cherries. Scoop 1/2 cup balls of dough and place on cookie sheet a few inches apart.  Bake until light brown, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly on rack.

Lemon Glaze (optional)
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon

Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Whisk in lemon juice one tablespoonful at a time. Drizzle glaze over scones with a spoon.
To package in jars:

Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt in 1 quart jar. Place cherries in a small plastic bag and place on top of dry ingredients. Seal with the jar top and glue on labels. 


Linking to :
Schue Love
Centsational Girl
The Girl Creative 
Add a Pinch 
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
http://sassysites.blogspot.com 
Homemaker on a Dime
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