Sweets

Cookie Jar Cookies

Christmas time is usually the busiest time of year for my family! We have Christmas movies to watch, presents to wrap, Christmas lights to see, and most importantly, cookies to eat! Last year we had a wonderful cookie party while we decorated gingerbread houses, it was such a fun night!

Unfortunately, this year might look a little different. There are no parties happening this year, but that doesn’t mean that Christmas cookies can’t still be enjoyed!

This jar of cookie mix is the perfect solution to sharing flavors we love with the people we love. And the best part about these cookies? You can change out the flavors based on the family members you give them to!

Have a cousin that doesn’t like chocolate? Add in caramels and pecans! Have an uncle who doesn’t like fruit? Add extra chocolate chips! You can really have fun with the different flavor varieties!

How do you make one of these delicious cookie jars? Simple! Just layer the ingredients in the jar and seal tightly. Then attach a label with the extra ingredients, like butter, one egg, and vanilla, and then how to bake the ingredients! You could even write the recipe on a Christmas card as well!

Side note, if the cookies seem a little wet or loose, add in an extra tablespoon of flour!

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups of flour

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

A pinch of salt

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/3 cup of sugar

2 cups of chocolate chips, candy-coated chocolates, nuts, dried fruit, etc.

Plus:

1 stick of butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 egg

To fill the jar, I suggest whisking together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Then funnel in the flour mixture using a piece of parchment paper! Then, add in the brown sugar; I packed it in by using the back of a wooden spoon, but if you had a drink muddler that would work as well! Then, add in the white sugar. And then top it off with whatever add-ins you’d like! I like to add a combination of white and milk chocolate chips, as well as Christmas themed candy-coated chocolates!

To bake these cookies, dump all of the ingredients into a bowl. Add in the cooled melted butter, one egg, and the vanilla. Then stir together.

Then place in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.

Using a small cookie scoop, place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about two inches apart. Then bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick the cookies are.

Allow to cool slightly and enjoy with a large cup of milk!

These cookies are so chewy and delicious, I could eat the whole batch! My favorite bite is when you get a chocolate chip and a candy-coated chocolate all in the same bite! Pure deliciousness!

-Holly Michelle

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