Monday, September 27, 2010

Recipe: Gift In A Jar : Easiest Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

For the next week, I will provide a recipe every day that I like from the Mary Hunt's book, Debt-Proof the Holidays. I am hoping that these give you some ideas for homemade gift-giving this Holiday season!
Easiest Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 2/3 C all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 C white sugar
2 C semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C packed brown sugar

Combine the flour, baking soda, white sugar, and the chocolate chips.  Place 1/2 the mixture in a jar and pack firmly.  Place the brown sugar on top, again packing firmly.  Finish with the remaining mixture on top.

Attach this message to the jar:

Empty contents of jar into a large bowl.  In seperate bowl combine 3/4 cup softened butter, 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla.  Beat until creamy.  Add to dry mixture.  Drop by spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 375 oven for 8-10 minutes.  Yield: 2 dozen

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