For Mother's Day story time, we made cookies in a jar. I needed a recipe for pint sized jars (as that's what we had in our supply stash) and also wanted to include some kind of candy, because it looks pretty. This recipe fit the bill!
Since we were doing this with preschoolers, I took the advice to line the jar before pouring. Cut a large chunk out of the corner, and a plastic bag makes a great funnel.
The ingredients were pre-measured into plastic cups for easy pouring.
We split up the flour mix so the candy would be in the middle of the jar...
... and doesn't get hidden by the fabric cover.
Okay, so the cookies don't look the prettiest when baked - probably because of the way the ingredients are combined - but all my testers were in agreement: they actually taste very good!
Candy Chip Cookies in a Pint Jar
3/4 cup flour (rounded)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup M&Ms
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup brown sugar
• Combine flour and baking soda. Pour half into the bottom of a pint sized jar.
• Then add in order: white sugar, chocolate chips, M&Ms, shaking slightly to level each layer.
• Add brown sugar and pack down with a spoon.
• Add the rest of the flour - should go right up to the top of the jar.
Place lid on top, twist metal ring to close. Cover with 7" round of fabric, trimmed with pinking shears. Use a rubber band to hold the fabric under the jar ring and tie ribbon and tag over the rubber band.
Directions for tag:
1/2 tsp vanilla
5 tbsp butter, softened
Preheat oven to 375. Combine butter, egg, and vanilla and mix well. Combine with contents of the jar. Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 6 to 10 minutes.
I made tags to go on the jars with instructions on the back. They can be cut with a 2.125 round punch. My color printer happens to be down right now, so I printed the tags in b&w and let the kids color them in.
Would you like the tags? Here you go!
Download b&w tags here.
Download color tags here.