Friday, November 11, 2011
Chocolate Chip Cookie mix-in-a-jar Recipe
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt together well. Layer flour mixture, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and chocolate chips. It looks best when the flour mixture is separated from the chocolate chips because the flour particles are so small they cover up the chips, obscuring the layers. (You can see the difference in the image above.) I usually start with half of the flour mixture on the bottom, followed by half of the brown sugar, then chips, the rest of the brown sugar or white sugar and finish with the last half of the flour mixture.
Then, type up and attach cute tags with directions and additional fresh ingredients as follows:
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Pour contents of jar into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. In another bowl, cream 1 cup softened, salted butter, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract. Mix in cookie mix. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Yield 4 dozen.
That's it. A yummy gift for teachers, friends, family, anyone with a chocolate craving. I tie the tags on with colored raffia bows or pearl cotton and use pinking shears to cut circles of fabric to cover jar lids. I'll post more pics with completed tags and gussied up jars soon. I am working in an assembly line, one thing at a time. This recipe is LINKED UP to Homestead Revival's Barn Hop my Thanksgiving Recipe Challenge and Esther's Our Simple Country Living Christmas Cookie Swap!