Amy Kimball joined NECN to suggest do-it-yourself gifts that are sure to impress for the holidays.
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup crushed candy canes (can crush in blender or old fashioned way put in paper bag and hit with hammer)
1/2 cup baby oil
8 drops peppermint oil (optional)
Wood frames from craft store
Acrylic kids paints
Photo paper can be found at drugstores
Cookie ingredients for the Baker
Dry ingredients in the jar:
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup M&Ms
Wet ingredients you need to add:
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
For the layered look on the jar: Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt and put on bottom layer, then layer brown sugar, top that with white sugar then add the chips & m&ms on top.
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Money mason jar
Mason jar and put an empty toilet paper roll in the center, add M&Ms (or any small candy around the outside of the roll, then insert the money in the tube.