Last Minute Teacher or Hostess Gift

I can’t believe there are only five days until Christmas. FIVE!! Where has this month gone!? I’ll be honest, I was itching to decorate, and sing along to christmasy tunes since.. November 1st! And now, it’s here!! We’re also rolling into the last week of school! Which means adorable Christmas concerts, endless sugary festive treats and scrambling to put something together for your little one’s teachers a holiday gift. Well do not fear, I have put together a quick, thoughtful gift for those very special teachers!


I figure most of us have done a little holiday baking or at a minimum have the essentials to make Sunday pancakes. After that all you need to add is your favourite nuts, chocolate and if you wish dried cranberries or raisins.. I know they can ruin a great cookie, so it’s okay if you leave them out 🙂 Then just round up the odds and ends of ribbon and gift tags you have from wrapping gifts and you’re set!



Quart Jars
Decorative twine or ribbon
Plastic ornaments or bells
Holiday Gift Tag


1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup quick oats

1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup white or dark chocolate chips

LAYER SEVEN: (Optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

I’ve gone ahead and attached the Holiday Gift Tag with cooking instructions (down below) that I had made for our jars, but if you prefer to personalize your own here are the directions to leave for the receiver of this cute gift!


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Celsius and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream together 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until well combined.
3. Add the entire jar of ingredients to the butter mixture and with a spoon mix well. Optional: add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts.
4. With a tablespoon scoop and drop dough on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Holiday Gift Tag

And if you’d just like to go ahead and make these scrumptious cookies for you and your loved ones to enjoy, then you can find the recipe on my Girls Night In post!

Andreana xo





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