Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Jars

A customer came to me and asked for some Baby Shower game prizes.  I really thought about it, and wanted to do something cute, but significant.  Shower prizes are tough sometimes.  I came up with these homemade Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Jars.  Raspberry, just cause they needed a little pink!  I went searching online and found a recipe that seemed easy enough.  I'm not a baker, but certainly I can put some ingredients in a jar, right? As a matter of fact, the last time I tried to make chocolate chip cookies, they looked like saggy old man butts!

Exhibit A - My Saggy Old Man Butt Cookies

The shower was a colorful polka dot theme, and I found this adorable fabric for the top the jars.  Then, I printed tags that read:  "Sugar and Spice and everything nice" - cause, you know - that's what little girls are made of!  Inside the tags, I printed the recipe on how to make the cookies. 

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix in a Jar

1 (3 ounce) box raspberry Jell-O
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon
    baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach the following instructions on a gift card:

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Empty cookie mix in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 slightly beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; mix until completely blended. Roll heaping tablespoonsful into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yields 2 1/2 dozen.

Happy baking!!  

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1 comment:

  1. I love cookie in jars, makes it easy to make when you want a fast treat! Those look so yummy too!