Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cookies in a Jar

I love this idea! What a great gift for loved ones? Personalize chocolate chips and added ingredients, such as nuts. The choices are endless. My favorite combination? Dark chocolate chips and Reese's candies!


Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Directions

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with fabric and ribbon.

Attach the following recipe to the jar: 
Preheat oven to 375. Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); Mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto non-greased 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. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Tie with red and green ribbon for a festive touch!
 

9 comments:

  1. Fortunately I have no friends so I can eat all of these delicious goodies myself! I've hopped onto your super blog and added myself as your newest follower.
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  2. Following you from the Saturday Hop... Please come on over to visit at A CREATTIVE SPIRIT. We have our background in common as I have the Winter Wonderland too.

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  3. Sounds yummy, came across you via blog hop. You have a great blog and I am now following I would love you to visit me back.
    Helen x
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  4. Hello,
    I am a new follower from Surfin Saturdays.
    I would love a follow back.
    Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

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    P.S. I love the cookies in a jar to give as a gift, its a gift that helps create memories!

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  5. Stopping by via the weekend hops to say hello and to follow. Have a great weekend!
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  6. Hi there,

    I am a new follower from the blog hops. I look forward to reading more from you soon.

    Marie

    http://thethingswefindinside.blogspot.com/

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  7. Every year, I make family gifts! Every other year or so, they are cookie jar gifts like this! I bake up batches of the actual cookies and include them as well! They are always a big hit!

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  9. Hello! I just found you on the blog hop! I love this idea! It is so simple, and easy to do, and who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies! I won't be able to look at your entire blog till tomorrow, but I am excited! I like your Christmas theme as well! If you would like to see my blog, here is the address http://skittaskattfurniture.blogspot.com its a blog about refurbished trendy furniture, crafts, tutorials, and other things to help you go green!

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