A Small Holiday Cookie In A Jar Gift Recipe For These Frugal Quarantine Times.

Whether you’re celebrating the 1st of July, 4th of July, or Christmas in July these small cookie jars are the prefect treat to gift your loved ones. This year gift giving hasn’t been easy because stores are sold out of everything from basics wants to much needed essentials. I found myself thinking what could I do to bring a smile to my families faces with the items I had at home. Then I got an idea I love to bake and have so many baking items I couldn’t use them all for months if I tired. I have an unopened boxes jars for canning when the summer garden veggies are ready. Oh yes! I will make cookies in a jar.

That’s when I found myself at my next problem. Essentials are hard to get and not everyone in my family loves to bake as much as I do, they do love to eat my baking. Eggs are hard to get, butter, oil, and if I make big jars they might not have the ingredients to make the cookies. Well when life gives you lemons you make well at this point whatever you can make out of lemons. I decide to change the recipe to make small jars of cookies what would only require small amounts of at home ingredients.

After testing the recipe it was finally ready a small 500ml/16oz/pint size jar cookie recipe that could make 10 to 12 cookies with minimal effort and ingredients. Here is what you need to make quarantine cookies in a jar

Items Needed

  • 1 500ml/16oz/pint size jar
  • Ribbon
  • Paper to write down instructions
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or candies
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Gift Recipient Will Need

  • 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instruction For You

Step 1 layer ingredients in the jar in the order they are in above. Starting with the flour and working your was to the granulated sugar. Easy right ;).

Tips And Tricks

Tip 1. The flour

When you put the flour in the jar you are going to want to prevent it from dusting up the side and making everything look powdered. You want a clean jar that looks pretty right because it is a gift. What I do is I take a piece of parchment paper and make it into a funnel. I place the funnel in the jar with the top all the way down to the bottom. You want to fill the funnel with flour and slowly move the funnel around slowly going up until all the flour is lightly at the bottom of the jar. Don’t pack it in it will make the finish product look like a half full jar. Then carefully add the salt and baking powder in the center with a spoon.

Tip 2. The Chocolate Chips/Candies

Lightly place the chocolate chips in the jar fist forming a ring around the inside edges. Make sure to not just drop them in or the flour will puff and get all over them. Make the ring until it you can clearly see about an inch off chips and then fill in the middle.

Tip 3. Brown sugar

Gently add the brown sugar in the middle of the jar so it doesn’t fall between the chips and softly pack it down toward the edges. You don’t need to make it down to firm but it will keep the chips from moving and the sugar in tip from mixing with everything’s else in the jar so it need to be pack a little.

Instructions For Gift Recipient

Step 1.

Preheat oven to 350° F

Step 2.

Empty jar into large bowl and mix together until well combined.

Step 3.

Add egg, vanilla, and butter to dry ingredients and stir until it forms a soft cookie dough. Texture should be like overly soft play dough.

Step 4.

Measure 10 to 12 tablespoons of cookie dough and place them on cookie sheet, you can also roll each one into a ball and place it on the sheet. Different methods well slightly change the texture of the cookie so it’s which ever you prefer.

Step 5.

Place cookies in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope this recipe brings joy to you this holiday and many more to come. Please leave any comments, or questions below and I will be happy to reply. Happy Holiday’s.

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