If your baking skills fall flat, or you think you just don’t have the time, why chalk it up to “that’s the way the cookie crumbles!”?
I love Cookie-Mix-in-a-Jar because it’s such a simple solution to my baking woes and baking cookies using this recipe mix is a piece of cake! (Or piece of cookie?) Skill level? Easy Peasy!
There are so many occasions when having this cookie mix around the house will save you when you’re in a crunch. Forget about that bake sale you’d promised to help with? Just mix and go! Need a housewarming gift? Pop a bow on this baby and bring it over!
I like to prepare a few of these jars to have on hand all times, so when the need (or a craving) strikes, I’m ready for it. An added benefit is that I’m prepping multiple mixes at once, which means only one clean-up. Less flour strewn around the countertops? Less dishes to wash each time I bake cookies? That’s saving water and saving time. I’m in.
Baking is all about having the perfect measurement of ingredients. By getting all the prep work done at once to make the jars, I’m saving myself a bit of time in the future when I use them to bake.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
1 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. Himalayan sea salt (regular table salt will do, but the salty-sweet combo of the bigger granules of sea salt are divine!)
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¾ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Chunks
Pint-Size (16oz) Mason Jar
Combine the first 3 ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) in a bowl. Place this mixture in the bottom of the mason jar and tap to settle the ingredients.
Add chocolate chips. Next add the brown sugar and pack it down in the jar using a spoon. Add granulated sugar.
Seal with lid and tie it up with a pretty ribbon!
Baking Recipe and Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (P.S. I love how Kitchenaid’s new ovens show the temp go up as the oven pre-heats! There’s nothing more frustrating than not knowing when your oven could be ready to provide you with warm, delicious, ooey-gooey cookies. And you could waste less energy from waiting too long because you get a sense of how close you are to being ready to bake!)
Beat one stick (½ c.) of butter with one large egg in medium-sized mixing bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix.
Dump in Cookie-In-A-Jar mix and stir until any clumps are broken up.
Drop by rounded tablespoon on cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool completely and enjoy!
Have you made cookies from Cookie-In-A-Jar? Did you test it out with Kristie Whalen’s Vanishing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe? Let us know in the comments or tag your photos on social media with #KBKitchen!