Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Cookie in a Jar

Cookie in a Jar

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From the kitchen of Rose Meyerhofer, MA

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
4 dozen
Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate-covered candy (i.e., holiday M&M's)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa crisped rice cereal
1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. In a 1 quart wide mouth jar, add the ingredients in the order listed.

  2. Pack them firmly after each addition with a wooden spoon to tap down each layer.

  3. Screw on the cover and prepare gift tag with instructions:

To make your holiday cookies:

  1. Cream together 1/2 cup of butter or margarine,1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 egg in a large bowl.

  2. Add the contents of the jar and stir until well blended.

  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Make a rectangle from card stock, decorated with markers and the directions inside. Punch a hole in the corner for a length of narrow ribbon, which can then be tied around the jar's neck or beneath the threads of the lid.


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katmac says:

a fantastic christmas prezzy

11/22/2012 5:12:01 AM

Mary says:

I think there should be more butter and or eggs in the directions. 1/2 cup butter and 1 egg was simply not enough. I would have added more butter, but I did not have any more, so I added another egg and tablespoon of oil. That seemed to do the trick; I was able to incorporate the rest of the cookie mix. IMHO, these cookies were ok, but they wouldn't be a “go to” recipe for me.

11/5/2012 7:10:02 AM

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