For about 10 years now the Eve Circle women's group at Brentwood Christian Church has been making Cookies in a Jar to support their mission in Nicaragua with The Rainbow Network. The jars contain most of the ingredients for the finished product of cookies, brownies, or soup, layered beautifully to make the perfect Christmas gift for teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and friends.
This year the project yielded 70 jars of soup mix, 60 jars of double chocolate chip cookie mix, 36 jars of snickerdoodle mix, and 36 jars of brownie mix (which has been described by some grateful neighbors of project organizer Susan Bowen as the best brownie mix you can buy!).
Church members donate the ingredients and the Circle provides the jars. In years past, the women assembled the mixes themselves over four Tuesday evening meetings. This year, the whole congregation was invited to stay after the October 25th worship service and help with the project. The assembly line strategy got everyone involved, got the work completed in one session, and a good time was had by all!
The jars sell for $9 each and raise just over $1,000 after expenses.