Wedding DIY Recipe Mason Jar

March 8, 2014 By


Family Recipe Jars make for a custom touch rustic wedding favors!  They can be used from a family recipe or a personal recipe that is sure to be a new favorite. A good example of a recipe is the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies listed at the bottom. Follow these easy instructions to create custom favors of your own!!

What You’ll Need :
Recipe Ingredients  /  Written Copies of Recipe   /   Twine   /   Jars   /  Scissors

1/ Measure the capacity of the jars you are using. Adjust your recipe to fill the jars to the top. Adjust the ratios to the ingredient so that the recipe will work.

2/ Carefully add ingredients in the order of use.  Add the layers so that they are visible from the side of the jar. This adds a nice variety of colors and textures for presentation. Choose recipes that have ingredients to complement your décor, it can make a big difference. 

3/ Fill jars to the very top, then cap them tightly and carefully.

4/ Measure lengths of twine to wrap around jar.

5/ Use twine to secure recipe to the top of the jar. Make sure the recipe is scaled for the ingredients you’ve provided!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (full recipe)
Scale Recipe down depending on size of jar. Layer ingredients in order (raisins on the bottom)

Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes | Ready In: 1 Hour | Servings: 48 

Ingredients in the Jar: 
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins 

Additional Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup butter, softened


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool slightly, remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Photographs : MCR Photography