Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies in Jar

Christmas is a wonderful time to share all your handcrafted talents. I wonder how many of you give away hand made gifts this time of year? What percentage of gifts you make? I know that I always make something for someone with my own two hands. I also prefer these gifts. These are gifts with real heart put into them.

I have been known to be in my kitchen on Christmas Eve, still putting together all the layered cookie ingredients in a jar. (I have the recipe below.) Yes, I sometimes am that bad! It's usually not that I wait, it's that I plan too much for too many people. So being a little more organized and figuring out just how much time you can spend each day before gift giving day is essential! That is something I am going to focus on for the rest of this season.

So plan on relaxing and enjoying the time you spend with your close ones, and enjoy the time you put into the hand made gifts you make. I am off now, to finish some pretty tree ornaments!


Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix together salt and baking soda with the flour. Layer the ingredients into a 1 quart, wide mouth jar. 

Cut out a 9 inch-diameter circle from pretty fabric of your choice. Place over lid, and secure with pretty covered hair rubber band. Or you can tie on a raffia or ribbon.  

Attach a card with the following baking directions.
Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Add ingredients in bold to mix in jar
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 
  • In a large bowl, cream 1 cup of unsalted butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix in cookie mix. 
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of dough, spaced well apart, onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. 
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Makes 4 dozen


  1. Yummy cookies! Thanks for following, I am now following you! x

  2. Sweet! I wanted a recipe for these...thank you so much for sharing it. Hope you had a great weekend. =D

  3. Yum.. sounds delicious! And yes I agree, homemade gifts are the BeSt ! :)

  4. Hi! I will be using this recipe...thanks for sharing. Sorry I haven't stopped by sooner. We have been on the road...and I just wrapped up a large Christmas Swap...and I am starting to with that said...the computer hasn't been a priority...sorry.
    Looking forward to reading your stories..!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham


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