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Gingerbread Cookie Mix Christmas Gift

A lovely handmade gift for teachers, friends and family, this DIY gingerbread cookie mix is a fun way to share the festive cheer this holiday season.

Make up the cookie mix jars following the easy directions below and print out the free gift tag, complete with baking instructions. The tag has been designed in black and white so you can print it on any colour paper you have.

If you’re feeling really creative make a batch of the cookies yourself and use them as edible gift tags for the jars.

Run, run as fast as you can …

Give them out to all your friends with the instructions on how they can get busy in the kitchen making their own cookies this year.

Now sit back and relax, because you just won Christmas!

Recipe and images by Elise Clarkson from Pixels and Sunshine for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Gingerbread Cookie Mix Christmas Gift Instructions:

Step 1:

Add the ingredients listed below to a large glass jar, then put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.

  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 tsp of bi-carb soda
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup of brown sugar

Step 2:

Download and print out the instructions and tag page. Use scissors to cut the tag out. Fold tag along fold line and use some glue or double sided tape to stick the tag together. Poke a hole in the centre circle of the tag and use some string to tie the tag to the jar.



The nitty gritty:

  • Print out on a brown paper lunch bag and tape the sides with decorative tape to achieve the same look in the picture
  • Use organic or gluten free flour to tailor make gift for friends with dietary requirements

This recipe was published in Issue 25 of our print magazine, December 2017/January 2018.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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