Easy Quick Cookies in a jar ~ Great Gifts for Anyone!
Have you ever needed a quick thoughtful gift but didn't have time to run to the store? Here is a quick, super easy cookie in a jar recipe for you! It has pretty basic ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now!
How I found it: I came across an easy Christmas Cookies in a Jar recipe and converted it to a year round recipe for any season, anytime.
It's super easy to make - only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to toss it together!
Easy peasy ... here goes:
Kenna's Cookie in a Jar Recipe
Makes 2 dozen cookies
● 1-¾ cups all---purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
● ½ teaspoon baking soda
● ½ teaspoon salt
● ¾ cup packed light or dark brown sugar
● ¼ cup granulated sugar
● ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (any flavor!)
● ½ cup plain mini or regular size M&Ms (add or not, trade out with other candies, flavored morsels, caramel bits, you name it!)
How to make the cookie jars :
1. Whichever cookie jar recipe you're making, combine the first 3 ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt).
2. Now it's time to layer the ingredients in 32-ounce mason jars:
Layer the dry ingredients into the jars in a thoughtful way so each layer stands
out: dark (cocoa powder), light (granulated sugar), dark (brown sugar), light ( flour
+ baking soda + salt), dark ( chocolate chips), then the peppermint bark or M&Ms.
3. Use a spoon to layer or, if you're particular, use a funnel so the layers are extra neat.
4. Seal the lids, decorate with ribbon and gift with tags.
*Gift recipient will add:
10 Tablespoons softened unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
How to bake the cookies when you are ready:
1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, egg, and vanilla extract together on high speed until combined. Don't worry if the egg isn't fully combined with the butter; it will all come together with the dry ingredients.
2. Add all the jar ingredients and mix at low speed until combined. Cookie dough does NOT require chilling.
3. Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto parchment paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheets, about 3 inches apart.
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the edges are set.
5. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Cookie dough balls freeze well for up to 3 months.
And BAM, all done! You can even decorate the top for an added bonus!! These are great gifts, yummy to eat, and fun to make!! AND, it's a fun activity for those little chefs you have in your kitchen!
Here are is the recipe you can print AND the recipe card to cut out and attach to the jar for your gift.