M&M Cookies In A Jar

star pooley Recipe

By star pooley starryrose

makes 2 1/2 dozen

Child-friendly, fun craft gift, M&M Cookies in a Jar is perfect for teacher gifts, Secret Santa or stocking stuffers! For a holiday touch, use M&M-brand chocolate candies in seasonal colors.

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wide-mouth quart (4-cup) canning jars with lid and rings
1/4 c
1 1/4 c
m&m-brand chocolate candies
2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
3/4 c
brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp
baking powder

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together flour, soda and baking powder. Layer flour mixture, brown sugar, granulated sugar and M&Ms-brand candies in jar. Pack firmly.
Cut appropriate number of 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.
Attatch, using ribbon, M&Ms Cookies gift tag with recipe instructions to the jar.

Empty jar of cookie mix into mixing bowl; blend thoroughly.

Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until completely 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 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies

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1 Comment

Mar 29, 2012 - Penny Hall shared this recipe with discussion groups: Gifts from a Jar Gifts from the Pantry