These cookies went to all our neighbors, were dessert for our Christmas Eve Party/Birthday Party for our Daddy (Pap) and Christmas Day Dinner. So I have always tried to carry on the tradition even though we can't join in. For several years I made cookies to share with the neighbors and take to the PMO at the front gate of the base on Christmas Day. But last Christmas trying to make enough cookies to take to everyone and have some for our own enjoyment became to much with so many little people. They get easily distracted and don't like to spend a whole day making cookies. So I decided it would be better to make something more easy, yet still festive and nice for our neighbors. So we made Hot Chocolate Mix, it was wonderful. And we made enough for us to enjoy some too! (Defiantly cheaper than store bought when you are making it for 5 people at 1 time, and taste better too!)
1lb Chocolate Mix
11Cups Powdered Milk
1Cup Non-dairy Creamer
2 1/2Cups Confectionery Sugar
1pkg Mini Marshmallows
Mix all ingredients together
Fill jars to right below the neck. Put flat part of lid on jars.
Solid Dark Colored Card Stock (coordinating w/ material)
Solid Light Colored Card Stock (coordinating w/ material and dark card stock)
Fine Point Pens
"Handmade by" stamp
"A Savior is Born" stamp
Cut out pieces of Christmas-y material, place over flat part of lid and screw on ring.
Take dark solid card stock that coordinates with your material, cut around the edges with shape scissors. Take a lighter solid card stock, write directions of use, glue onto dark card stock, punch hole in top corner, thread coordinating ribbon through & tie to jar.
Directions to write on tags (Front):
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
*Take 2-3 heaping scoops, place in mug.
*Pour 6-8oz hot water over mix.
* Stir, Relax, Enjoy!
Stamped on "Handmade by"
Then signed our Family name.
Stamped on the bottom "A Savior is Born"
When done take to your neighbors with a cheery smile and lots of "holiday cheer". Then come back home and enjoy some chocolaty goodness!
The JClan enjoyed theirs in the Special Christmas Cups and Straws
*Article written in December 2011