Friday, June 4, 2010

Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

I've posted several different "chocolate in a jar" recipes such as Fabulous Chocolate Brownies in a Jar. This is not to be confused with cakes that are baked in jars. That's a whole other thing. But I think pies, brownies, cakes and cookies in a Jar are fabulous for gifts.

As I mentioned last time, I usually make a label with the instructions on the jar itself. It's easy to design and very personal. I attach the label with a gluestick. Be careful not to use too much. Just a few dabs in the corners of the label.

So here's an easy recipe for Chocolate Cookies in a Jar. Be sure and pack the ingredients very tightly.. and fill to the top even if it means adding more chocolate pieces. After you've packed the jar, print the instructions on a label. I usually put a circle of burlap over the top and then tie some raffia in a bow.

For a variation, you can add broken white chocolate or white chocolate chips in place of the chocolate chunks (broken chocolate) or chocolate chips.

Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

1- 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 - 1/4 cup sugar
Layer of broken up dark chocolate (or chocolate chips) 1/2 cup? 3/4 cup? whatever will fit
Chopped Walnuts

Layering: Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a clean Mason quart jar, pour 1/2 of the sugar. Be sure and pack tightly, and do that with each layer. Next mix the rest for the sugar with 1/4 cup of the cocoa. Add to jar. Pack down. Pour in half of the flour mixture. Pack down again. Mix the rest of cocoa with the rest of the flour mixture and pour into jar. Pack down. Add chocolate chunks or chips to the top. I love chocolate cookies with walnuts, and the recipient of this gift might, too. So put the chopped walnuts in a small see-through bag and tie to the jar.

For the Label:

Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

1 lb butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
Whip together the butter, eggs and vanilla.
Blend jar ingredients in a separate bowl and then add into the dough.

Stir until completely blended.
Shape into 1" balls and drop 2" apart on baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Cool on Rack.

Photo.. which is fabulous is from Wikipedia Commons: File: Semi-sweet chocolate chips


Nancy - said...

Love this idea! I've seen these but never thought to do it myself. Thanks!

Janet Rudolph said...

They're great fun. Also have Brownies in a jar.. and a few more