Cookies in a Jar

Looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas? It takes just 10 minutes to make, is completely customizable and best of all, it’s inexpensive! If you bake on a regular basis, you’ll already have all of the ingredients on hand.

Then when you’re done, tie a bow with a holiday tag and you have a Christmas gift to give to someone!


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup m&m’s
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar

In a pint size mason jar, layer the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, m&m’s, brown sugar and sugar, packing each layer tightly.

Add a ribbon and a tag with the following directions:

Empty jar of cookie mix into a mixing bowl; mix well. Add 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted, 1 beaten egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until blended.
Roll into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees until edges are lightly browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.
Cool on cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
Makes 1 dozen cookies.


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