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Cookies in a Jar

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    (Published Monday, Nov. 28, 2016)

    Holiday M&M Cookies In A Jar

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup M&M's
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

    Assembling jars:

    • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
    • Pour into the bottom of a 1-quart mason jar. Top the flour mixture with M&M's, dropping them in lightly, so that they don't sink into the flour.
    • Top the M&M's with brown sugar, and then granulated sugar into the jar.

    Gift Tag:

    • Holiday M&M Cookie Mix In A Jar: Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl and stir to combine.
    • Add 1/2 cup of just barely melted (not hot) unsalted butter, 1 beaten egg, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Stir until combined.
    • Chill for 30 minutes. Drop dough by the heaping tablespoon onto lined baking sheets and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes, until the centers of the cookies are just barely set.

    Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/3 cup flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1 cup candy canes, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

    Assembling jars:

    • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and sea salt.
    • In a quart jar, layer half of the flour mixture, half of the sugar and half of the chocolate chips.
    • Add the candy canes and then repeat the layers in the opposite order: the remaining chocolate chips, sugar and flour mixture.

    Gift Tag:

    • Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar: In a large bowl, mix 1 stick of butter (softened), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg.
    • Add dry ingredients and mix.
    • Drop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes and then move to a cookie rack.

    Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup cooking oats
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup white sugar

    Assembling jars:

    • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    • Pour into a 1-quart mason jar and level. Make sure that the ingredients are tightly packed.
    • Pour the oats over the flour mixture.
    • Pour the chocolate chips over the oats.
    • Pack the light brown sugar over the chocolate chips.
    • Pour the white sugar over the brown sugar.

    Gift Tag:

    • Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Pour the contents in the mason jar in a large bowl and mix with 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
    • Roll cookies into 1/2 inch balls, place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.