Friday, January 7, 2011

Cookies-in-a-Jar Gift

Yummy note: I went to a friend's birthday party a month or so ago, and decided this would be a fun gift to give her. It would allow her to make a special treat whenever she felt like making fresh homemade cookies! The best thing about this is I used a smaller sized pint jar instead of the quart one for this recipe, which allows for a smaller batch to be made. I think it makes about a half a dozen or so of the cookie treats. Perfect amount for snacking on fresh warm cookies! This cookie-in-a-jar gift is easy to do and you can make it ahead of time for favors or gifts. Plus, it is fun to make it look pretty and cater to your special person/occasion.






Ingredients:
3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&Ms
1/4 cup packed brown sugar


Additional supplies:
1 Pint-sized mason jar
Small scrap of fabric and ribbon to decorate
Index card or card to write directions on




















Directions:
Combine the flour and baking soda. Place flour and baking soda mixture in a clean pint sized glass jar, and pack firmly. Place white sugar on top of flour. Next, layer with chocolate chips and M&Ms. Cover that mixture with the brown sugar and pack firmly. Cover with the lid.

Additional directions
(write/printout on a card and attach it to your jar)
In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add in jar of dry mixture and mix. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 375 degrees oven for 6 to 10 minutes.


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