Cowboy Cookies were my first choice when Cookies in a Jar came to mind. I love making these cookies and the ingredients display nicely when you put them in a jar. I had to cut down the recipe to fit into the jar I used and I adapted it a bit from the original recipe that I found here at Mixes in a Jar. If you are looking for gifts in a jar, this site has a ton of great ideas!
- 1 1/3 c Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 c Quick Oats
- 1/2 c Sugar
- 1/2 c Brown Sugar
- 1 c Chocolate Chips (I used mini)
Step 1: Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and add ot bottom of a 1 Quart Canning Jar.
Step 2: Add the oatmeal as the next layer.
Step 3: Then add in the brown sugar on top.
Step 4: Pour in the chocolate chips.
Step 5: For the last layer, add the sugar. Note – If you don’t pack the chocolate chips well, the sugar wil find holes to drizzle down into.
Include a label with preparation instructions when you give as a gift. To prepare this, dump entire jar into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 stick of butter, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 egg. Mix thoroughly. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for approximately 11 minutes.
I hope that you have enjoyed this gift in a jar. Stop by and visit Amber at Thrifty Ninja for her Craft Kit Tutorial.