First step: re-wrote out the ingredients so that I would omit the wet stuff, and so that the dry stuff would be in contrasting layers, somewhat. Also that the bicarb and baking powder, wouldn't be a 'lump' at the bottom or top (and in some order so I wouldn't forget an ingredient). Printed out the label for the front, and the 'how to' for the back. The recipe used is this recipe that I've used before, and really liked.
|wholemeal flour in first, then the choc chips|
I realise now that between adding each ingredient, I have to check for 'flour dust' on the inside so it doesn't impair the view of the layers. Note to self: next time.
|finished, with serviettes packing at the top to minimise ingredient movement.|
And attach your labels
and you're done. I hope the recipient likes his gift. Happy Birthday to William!
EDIT: It was Bakerella's 'Cowgirl Cookies' in a jar that originally got me started. Everyone else has very colourful jars but bearing in mind artificial colours/flavours etc, I am happy for mine to be a more 'nuetrals' tone :) So some more useful links for mix-in-a-jar type gifts are:
Cathode (via EB thread)