A fun young women activity and treat all in one! Scripture cookies in a jar. Search scripture verses to find the ingredients. Pack into a jar and send home with each girl to make for her family! Would make a fun family home activity as well. This post contains affiliate links.
Watch our step by step video!
I work with the 12 and 13 year old teenage girls in our church’s youth group. The girls are so sweet and adorable at that age! We meet on Tuesday nights for youth group activities. I needed to come up with an activity the week that we were moving out of our house. I decided to use up some pantry ingredients at the same time and voila! Scripture Cookies in a Jar. A spiritual activity and practical one all in one. I had everything I needed already!
Scripture Cookies In a Jar Worksheet
I made a printable worksheet that you can use too. Just click here to print! Search the scripture references for the key ingredients. ANSWERS: flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, raisins, oats, white sugar and brown sugar, butter, egg.
I had a bunch of plastic pint sized jars leftover from a project so I customized my recipe to fit inside of them. These plastic jars are great to keep on hand for projects with kids. They don’t break! Everything fit inside, with very little room to spare. If you use a Mason pint sized jar, leave the raisins or chocolate chips out and place in a baggie. Both the plastic and mason jar are pint size, but for some reason the glass jars hold a little less. You can also use a larger jar.
Layering Ingredients for Scripture Cookie Jars
Watch our video to see how we perfectly layered everything to fit in the jar. Here is the order that works best:
Start with flour then add baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add chocolate chips and oats. Pack down tightly. Finally add the sugars. Pack down again.
Note: the scripture reference for oats comes from the Doctrine & Covenants. A book of scripture used by the LDS faith. If you are not of the LDS faith, you can use a scripture that refers to any sort of grain and have the kids use that for oats instead.
I brought both raisins and chocolate chips and let the girls decide which ones they wanted to use. (Mostly because I don’t like raisins in cookies and assume others might feel the same way!)
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