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Cookies in a Jar

cookies in a jar

Every holiday season, my family puts together a batch of cookies in a jar. We create something new every year and I believe this is our fifth year making these for our friends.

I think homemade gifts are always so thoughtful and packed with love. Many of my friends recycle the jars back to me and tell me they can’t wait to see what they get next year. (I assume the ones that don’t tell me that, still like them… but, well… you never know right? I found two unmade jars on a friends counter once… she gets premade goodies now!)

This batch of cookies in a jar are Double Chip Cookies (recipe below). The four of us circle around our kitchen table with an ingredient (or two) and we get a little production line going.

cookies in a jar

I use fabric remnants for the lids, print up recipe cards on the computer and attach with raffia.  A little personalized note on the back (optional) and you’re done!

cookies in a jar

cookies in a jar

cookies in a jar

It’s not too late to create these.  You could even deliver them as New Year’s gifts, which we might end up doing ourselves this year. Enjoy!

Double Chip Cookies in a Jar

approx 3 doz cookies

Double Chip Cookies in a Jar

Use fresh, organic ingredients whenever possible

Ingredients

    Cookie jar mix
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • To cook
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

    For the jar
  1. Layer cookie mix ingredients in 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar in the order listed above
  2. Seal jar and cover with fabric (optional)
  3. Attach label with raffia or string
  4. To make cookies
  5. Preheat oven to 375°
  6. Beat butter until smooth.
  7. Beat in egg and vanilla (mixture may appear curdled at this point)
  8. Pour cookie mix into a separate bowl and stir well
  9. Add into butter mixture until well blended
  10. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet
  11. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  12. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet
  13. Remove to wire racks and cool completely
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