I love baking at the holidays, but holidays are already full of cookies, pies, cakes and other baked goods. It’s sweets overload.
And then the worst thing happens – the cookies go stale, the pies go bad, and a few weeks later when you want the sweets, you are all out.
Well fear no longer. Give the gift of cookies in a jar. Because come January, we’ll be back on the wagon of eating all kinds of deliciousness. Unless, of course, you’re one of those people who make resolutions.
Then just make it for your kids.
It’s a great gift for family and especially kids, because the measuring of dry ingredients (which I think is the messiest) is already taken care of. And in the end, the kids get to feel pretty accomplished.
Here’s the link to the free gift tags with instructions. (Courtesy of Organized Christmas)
Here’s how to make it!
For the Jars:
1⁄4 cup sugar
3⁄4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 1⁄4 cup M&M-brand chocolate candies
For when it comes time to make the cookies:
Empty jar of cookie mix into mixing bowl; blend thoroughly.
Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until completely blended.
Roll into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until edges are lightly browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.
Cool on cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.