Cookies in a Jar

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These cookie mixes make great gifts, and they’re easy and fun for children to help with. Don’t forget to keep some for yourself! They are so convenient to take on a ski trip or other vacation. Since you’ll be storing these jars in a place they can be admired, be sure to use the mix within a couple of months.

Use a wide mouth funnel to layer ingredients in a quart jar as listed (with flour at the bottom). Gently pat down each layer with a smaller clean bottle (such as a small salad dressing or condiment bottle). Quart jars vary in size slightly.  Wide mouth jars tend to be a bit larger.  It’s important to completely fill the jar without air space, so the ingredients won’t shift around and mess up your pretty layers.  Don’t stress if all of the last ingredient won’t fit at the top of the jar. It will be OK. And, if you still have room at the top after adding all the ingredients, just add a few more chocolate chips or nuts. After filling the jar as full as possible, close with a clean lid and decorate with a round of fabric and a ribbon. Include a label listing the additional ingredients to be added.

Buffalo Chip Cookies in a Jar

1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. coconut
1/2 c. chocolate chips
3/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
3/4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. flour

Add: 1 stick butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 t. vanilla. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies in a Jar

3/4 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1 1/4 c. butterscotch chips
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 1/2 c. flour

Add: 1 stick butter, 1 egg, 1 T. vanilla. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Brownies in a Jar

1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 1/2 c. flour

Add: 1 1/2 sticks butter, 4 eggs, 1 t. vanilla. Pour into greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

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