Gourmet Cookie Mix in a Jar
These are mixes similar to the mixes you would buy in a store.These gifts are not baked in the jars. These mixes are unique because they are layered in the jars and are quite decorative once they have been completed. You can decorate them as recipes suggest, or use your imagination. Please remember that the ingredients have been measured to fit exactly into quart sized jars, so please do not vary the measurements. This is NOT sealed in a jar, so liquids and/or perishables are not included. On the directions card, be sure to include any ingredients the receiver will need to provide.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp.baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1-1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 (1.5oz.) milk chocolate bar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, your choice (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- With wire whisk, mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour into jar, then pack down level with heavy object. Mix oatmeal in a blender. Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour in jar. Add white sugar and pack down. Add brown sugar and pack down. Layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar. Finish layering jar with chocolate chips until even with the top. Attach a card on a ribbon with the following directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Ingredients needed (from your kitchen)
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Spoon chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl, set aside.
Spoon brown and white sugar into mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well. Add one egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, mix well. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar into bowl, mix thoroughly. Add chocolate chips and nuts, and mix until evenly distributed. Roll into walnut size balls, place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.