"Contents for a jar that is filled with the makings for chocolate chip cookies. It helps to pack down each layer to make fit!" — Laura Ashby
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packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
semisweet chocolate chips
These cookies are very good! Taste like Toll House. They do turn into crisp cookies. I prefer chewy so I microwave them before I eat them. For this recipe, I would recommend just scooping the flour up with the measuring cup rather than doing it the "right" way. That adds the little extra flour so they don't come out so flat. (I tried it both ways.) If you're new to doing cookie mix jars, make sure you put the flour in first then pack it down with the bulb end of a turkey baster. Next the brown sugar, then the white sugar, then the chips. Pack each layer! This creates distinct layers and all the ingredients fit easily. Also make a loose funnel by rolling & taping a piece of paper. This makes it much easier to dump the ingredients in cleanly. Hope these tips help!
Well I tried putting in a quart jar, and what I want to know is how do you fit 5 cups of ingredients in a 4 Cup container? This does not work. If you can tell me how to fit it, maybe I will try it again.
I made 12 of these as gifts for the people I work with. The first one I layered each individual ingredient and couldn't fit the full 1 & 1/2 cups of chocolate chips in the jar. So on the rest of the jars I put the chocolate chips in 1/2 cup at a time. I put the flour 1st then 1/2 cup choc chips then brown sugar then another 1/2 cup chocolate then the white sugar and then filled to the top with the rest of the chocolate. All of the ingredients fit because the looser ingredients filter around the chocolate chips but the layers weren't really distinct . You really have to pack everything down as tight as possible. It took me about 3 hours just to fill all of the jars.
Good Recipe. I am doing the jars right now, and just a HUGE TIP!!! PUT FLOUR FIRST!!! I made 4 jars with ingredients not fitting, and the jars looked all "floury" otherwise. Putting the flour first and making sure to pack down after each ingredient is a HUGE help! =)
This made a great gift! I found snowman jars at the local Walmart (held about 28 oz if you stuffed chips & M&Ms in the hat (lid)). I used a mixture of chocolate chips and red/green M&Ms for extra color -- was able to fit an M&M in each eye and nose of the snowman too! I couldn't fit all of the chocolate chips/M&Ms in the jar or lid, so I wrapped the extras in a little baggie and tied it with a ribbon. To make the gift extra nice, I placed the jar inside a basket lined with a holiday dish towel and matching potholders. Not only did it make a great impression, the cookies turned out wonderfully too :-) Thanks for this great recipe/gift idea.
Tip: Definitely don't use the flour as your last layer or you might make a mess trying to get it all to fit in!
I made 24 of these for family and friends for Chirstmas, so far 15 people have made theirs and they have all asked me for the recipe! These cookies are really good, and they would be great if you threw in some walnuts too!
Thank you for the recipe!
These cookies did turn out pretty squishy. I found that letting the cookies cool and set on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes did help them keep their shape. I included this note on my recipe cards, along with the suggestion to add up to a 1/4 cup more flour if necessary. This is a really difficult recipe to fit into the jars, so beware! It took me several attempts to create a working system, and even then I had to omit about 1/8 - 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips. Everyone's had rave reviews about the finished product, though!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cookie Mix in a Jar I
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 29
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