Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar
Cookies in a Jar is a real popular gift to make for friends and relatives. On this page I will add all the recipes I have for creating your own Gifts in a Jar.
Also I'd like to add, that any dry mix you make, can be turned into a gift in a jar. For instance, I premix my cornbread mix instead of buying the packaged cornbread mix. Then when I want to make cornbread, I can just open a jar.
Cookies in a Jar
In a widemouthed quart jar, layer ingredients as shown:
- 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, and 1/4 cup mini M&M's
- 1/2 cup of the soda flour mixture. Place in jar as top layer.
-Mix together; reserve 1/2 cup for top layer. Place rest in bottom of jar. Pack firmly.
Place in jar and pack down firmly.
Place in jar and tap jar to layer.
Mix together and pour evenly into jar
Cover jar with aluminum foil or Saran Wrap and place jar ring on jar.
Write the following instructions to bake the cookies on a card, and tie to jar with a ribbon.
- In a large bowl mix:
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon water or milk.
Add mixture from jar and blend well. Drop by heaping teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Brownies in a Jar
- 2 1/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Layer ingredients in wide-mouth quart jar. Packing each layer firmly. Top with sealed lid.
Attach a fancy cut note or recipe card to jar with a ribbon, if desired.
Add the following instructions to your note:
- Dump jar ingredients to a large bowl.
- Add 1 1/2 sticks margarine, melted.
- Add 4 eggs.
- Mix well.
- Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
See the recipe: Brownies in a Jar
Bread in a Jar for Gift Giving
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2/3 cup nuts
Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices. Add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour mixture into greased wide mouthed pint jars. Fill 1/2 full. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
When done, remove 1 jar at a time, wipe sealing edge with paper towel or cloth, and screw cap on tightly. The heat will vacuum seal the jar and the bread will keep up to 1 year. Makes 8 pints.
Related Cookie Pages
- Assorted Homemade Cookies
- Bisquick Cookies
- Bulk Cookie Mix
- Butter Sugar Cookies
- Cake Mix Cookies
- Christmas Cookies
- Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ginger Cookies
- Gingerbread Men
- No Bake Cookies
- Pan and Bar Cookies
- Peanut butter Cookies
- Pumpkin Cookies
Food for Thought:
"The best way to do good to ourselves, is to do it to others."
Start with a heart full of love. Add warm friendship spiced with laughter and merriment. Season with joyful greetings and serve with loads of good cheer.
Wrap your homemade candies in colorful plastic wrap and tie with festive ribbons. You might even want to add beaded eyes or a felt nose to the wrapper. And don`t forget to package your edible gift with an ornament or even attach the recipe.
Holiday Gift Bags
For an easy homemade Christmas gift, make some Chex Party Mix or Crispix Mix and give out as gifts to co workers. Put in cute decorative holiday bags wrapped with curling ribbon. Everybody loves them!
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