Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cookies in Jar Favors

These are one of my favorite things to give away! I give them away during christmas, birthdays, game prizes, and favors. They are perfect as an inexpensive gift or an impressive favor! And the best part.... the cookies are actually amazing! I have done a few variations of the cookies in a jar but the best are the cowboy cookies. This recipe is similar to the cowboy cookies Laura Bush used for the Family Circle cookie bake off and hers won! This is a simpler version of those cookies! And look how cute they are!

There are so many ways to decorate the jars too! I took some left over ribbon from my baby shower name tags I made and some lace to tie around the jars and then attached little binkys I found at party city . So cute!

The cookie ingredients are as follows:

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Layer the ingredients in order as they are listed. It is important to tightly press down on each layer in order to make room. It is going to be a tight fit. I like the do the flour in parts so I can press down and make sure I have room for all of it with out spilling.

Place the lid of and decorate!

Make sure you have some sort of tag with the directions on how to bake the cookies.

I normally like to put the baby's name on the cookies but our new mommy and daddy to be don't have one yet so we are calling them "Baby Propst Cookies" 

The directions are:

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vanilla in a bowl. Mix in the entire jar of cookie mix. Roll in to small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until a light golden brown.

Since there are pecans in the cookies I like to put a "food allergy" tag on the back.

Look how cute these are! We are giving them away as game prizes for the baby shower. 

I also did these cookies for Harper's Baby shower. We gave them away as favors. They were a huge hit!

We topped these with burlap and twine! Good luck on your cookie jars! 

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