M&M Cookies in a Jar
We love jar gifts because they are so simple to make not to mention something the kids can have a hands on in creating. We create them all year and give out for special treats or just to say thank you to someone.
These M&M Cookies in a Jar can be made with any chocolate candy but using the season colors makes for a different look for each holiday. The taste is not affected at all so go crazy with your colored chocolate candies!
1 quart canning jar with lid and ring
1⁄4 cup sugar
1 1⁄4 cup M&M-brand chocolate candies
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
3⁄4 cups brown sugar, packed
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
Whisk together the flour, soda and baking powder in a large bowl
Start layering your jar with the flour mixture, brown sugar then M&Ms, packing firmly between layers
Secure band and ring
Decorate with fabric or create a label with the following directions:
M&M Cookies in a Jar Recipe:
Empty jar of cookie mix into mixing bowl and mix well
Stir in 1 stick of softened butter, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla
Scoop or spoon drop 1 inch balls onto a foil lined baking pan
Bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are browned at 375 degrees
Cool on cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes, then transfer to wire rack until completely cooled before storing in air tight container
One jar mix will make 24-30 cookies
Note: If making more than one jar gift, I have found that creating them one at a time results in a more consistent cookie.
Disclaimer: When having the little ones help with the layering, NEVER turn your back or things just don’t get in the jar as planned!
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