Cookie mix gifts are great. Not only are they easy, but for your friends who don't love to bake, it's a great way for them to have homemade cookies with a little less muss and fuss. That, and they really do taste good. If you've got someone on your Christmas list this year that you know has been good all year, they definitely deserve a nice cookie jar gift.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (9 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with fabric and ribbon.
RECIPE TO ATTACH:
Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.