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.
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
- 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