I found my gift bags at Michael's on Black Friday, so they cost about 35 cents each. (Cha-CHING!)
I got the idea for the mitten clips here. Martha made hers out of decorative felt glued to cardboard. I found some stiff felt for mine, so it saved me a step. :) The clips are made from colored clothespins (purchased from Oriental Trading). They're a little smaller than normal clothespins, but they were just the right size for these bags. I used them to clip on the tag and the recipients can use them as refrigerator magnets later.
So now for the important part: the CONTENTS of the bag! This year I experimented with cinnamon chips. My favorite recipe that I tried them in were these Cinnamon Chip Scones. The girls thought I should do something different since I just did another scone a couple of years ago, but these were just too heavenly not to share. Here is the recipe on the card that I enclosed. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
Cinnamon Chip Scones
1 cup Bisquick
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
- Pour cinnamon chip scone mix into a large bowl.
- Whisk together egg and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Dough will be sticky.)
- Shape mixture into a 7-inch circle on a greased baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges (do not separate).
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned.