Sunday, December 11, 2011

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

52 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! I am definitely going to do this! Who wouldn't like getting something like this for Christmas!

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  2. BTW, where did you get your stickers from? Michaels?

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  3. I am making this asap, but not for gifts, I want to store it in my fridge so I can whip these up anytime.

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  4. Preciososo regalitos comestibles! Besos

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  5. Such a cute idea!! Love it!! And those scones look deelish!

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  6. How cool of you to share the recipe AND the labels!
    I would love to try this for gifts!

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  7. This is such a lovely idea, I wish I'd done these as Christmas presents instead! I love the colours of the mix with the faint blue labels too, really pretty :)

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  8. What an awesome gift idea! thanks for the labels! :)

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  9. I love the labels and the color of everything. What a fabulous gift idea.!!!

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  10. Oh what a super nice gift, I too enjoy homemade and if it involves some lovely scones for Xmas morning I am all over it.

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  11. I love this, what a great gift idea. I'm going to send this to my friends for Christmas!

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  12. What a great idea and the jars look so pretty! Thankyou so much for your kind remarks. I hope you are enjoying the run up to the Holidays? Much love, Linda x

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  13. Another fantastic idea that is easy enough for the kids to help put together. They look and sound delicious!

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  14. I love these ingredients-in-a-jar gifts! They are so nice and you've put some beautiful touches on them!

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  15. excellent as a gift. they are beautiful.

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  16. Is there anything you can't do? Seriously, Love the idea, love the pictures, love the scone mix! It is all tooo cute for me to handle right now:)

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  17. great, great idea..really is a pefect gift.

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  18. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  19. This is such a delightful idea - you have presented it so beautifully - I'm sure anyone who receives this lovely gift will really be touched.
    mary x

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  20. I've seen these all over the place for cookies, but I am really loving the scone mix idea! Many of my friends are trying to lose weight, so I don't like giving them anything that will push them off course. Scones aren't so bad though, so I may give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. How cute, I LOVE this!! This is a perfect idea for friends and family, thanks! :)

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  22. Very cool. And beautiful. If that showed up in my stocking, I'd be psyched. If I were a better friend, I'd make that for all my gals. So many ideas...So little time...

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  23. Scones are my very favorite...yet I've never once made them. These look amazing and I love the gifting idea. So clever.

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  24. Ok Marina...first of all the recipe itself is amazing but the gift idea is even better AND FREE printables! You rock my world mama!!!
    xoxoxoxo Hanna
    I have a question for you, I'll email you!!!

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  25. These look so so awesome. Wonderful gift idea!! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-12.html

    Have a great week!!

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  26. These are so cute! Scones are super yummy, pretty sure any gal would be excited to receive one of these :)

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  27. Marina these are the PERFECT gift idea I've been looking for! Im going to make these for my co-workers! Thank you for the idea girl! :)

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  28. This is such a great idea! I'm a new follower and I'm enjoying everything here! Love your blog.

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  29. these are the perfect gift! it'd be so cute if you gave a couple of mini scones along with them as samples. i'm saving this recipe!

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  30. I wanna be you.....in your brain when you think of cute ideas like this :) How dang cute!

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  31. i always love your pictures!! they're amazing!!! and that jar label is actually great idea :)

    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  32. What a wonderful recipe. You know I have a serious weakness for anything cherry. I love that you can give them away as gifts. Gifts in jars are just so much fun.

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  33. i've just fallen in love with your blog! i want every and all recipes on here. google friend connect is being weird so i can't "follow" you yet. but stalk this blog? totally an option.
    I'm giving away 5 shirts from StyleMint! Wanna enter?

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  34. Oh my goodness!! This looks so tasty!!

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  35. I LOVE scones and these look like they are no exception!! Love the adorable labels too! Thanks for linking up today!! xoxox

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  36. I love this idea! This would make a great Christmas gift! I love that you shared the link on making the lables as I was thinking in my head, how do I make those!

    Thanks for following me. I've followed youb back.

    Regina
    www.thecrazynutsmom.com

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  37. Oh my word these look so good. What a fun idea! xo

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  38. çörekler harıka gorunuyor ellerınıze sağlık

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  39. MY jaw has just dropped, this is amazing, you are the woman I would love to be. This may just save my bacon, fingers crossed that hubs has a colour printer at work. Thank you!

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  40. I'm always scrambling on what to get my daughter's teacher each year. What a great idea and so pretty!!

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  41. These look delish...Kathi

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  42. Marina, These scones look delicious! The packaging/presentation is so pretty that just having the jars to look at would make me happy:)

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  43. What a cute idea!!! You my sweet girl are so creative...

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  44. I love this idea! I would love for you to add it to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit http://www.petalstopicots.com.
    ~Kara :)

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  45. This makes such a wonderful gift! I'd love to make these next year - thanks for the fabulous idea!

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  46. Anonymous8:51 PM

    thank you for this -- made two dozen jars and just made the scones myself tonight. so nice of you to share. Realized bake temp and yield was left off of affixed instructions. I'm sure you know that already, but wanted to point it out to others.

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  47. I just made these and they were delicious. I got 8 scones and next time will probably double the recipe. I added chocolate chips to half of the batch for a little extra fun. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  48. Anonymous6:28 AM

    I made these for friends and several have begged me for my "secret" recipe! These are winners! Thanks so much!

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  49. such a delicious gift idea. every one will like this gift.

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  50. I am definitely making these for Christmas gifts this year. Such a cute idea...and easy to assemble! The only thing I noticed is that on the printables, it doesn't say what to set the oven at. :-/

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    1. Sorry about that - that's what happens when you're working with a 1.5 year old on your lap ;)

      It's 425 degrees.

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