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Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

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Makes about 48

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix the salt and baking soda in with the flour, then layer the ingredients a quart-size jar in the order listed, with the chocolate chips on top. Use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter circle from calico. Place over lid and secure with rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover rubber band.

Enclose a card with the following mixing and baking directions:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note: Store this jar in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months before using.

contents of this jar
1 cup unsalted butter or margarine
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift dry ingredients through a colander to separate the chocolate chips from other ingredients. Beat butter in a medium bowl until creamy. Beat sifted ingredients into butter until blended. In a small bowl, beat egg with vanilla. Mix beaten egg mixture into butter mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, spaced well apart, onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 4 dozen.

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Reviews of Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 30, 2012
Would make this again.
RESPONSE to the reviewer below: you have to pack the ingredients down. Usually when you measure out ingredients (except for brown sugar) they are fairly loose in the measuring cup (at least they are supposed to be). To fit them into the jar you have to pack each layer together. The flour can lose half its volume if you pack it down enough. Never had any trouble with this recipe. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 29, 2012
Would make this again.
The recipe says to layer the ingredients in a "quart-size jar." One quart is equal to 4 cups. The ingredients as listed (not including the wet ingredients to be added by the person receiving the gift) total 5 cups plus 2 teaspoons. Unless the person writing this recipe uses some sort of magical quart jar that is bigger than all other quart jars in the world, then it simply will not fit. This is a major error that should be corrected before it is posted publicly. I am not impressed. 1 star

   Jan 6, 2012
Would make this again.
I was given as a gift, and except for the half-POUND!!! of butter that my waistline certainly didn't need, they were nummy, and oh so easy to whip up when like that. Thanks! 4 stars

  A cookie baker in Colorado  Jan 3, 2012
Would make this again.
A student gave me this in a jar 5 years ago, and I finally made it. Even after sitting 5 years, and at 8500 feet altitude, they were fantastic. keep giving this to teachers! (But simplify the direxns.. no real need to sift, fluff, etc. Just mix it together and go.) 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 5, 2011
Would make this again.
I am selling these for a fundraiser to Australia and so for I've sold 15 of them! I think I may do this is years to come. They were not that hard to make and everything fit perfectly. I even modified the recipe to make M&M, Reese's,peppermint chunk, and peanut butter chip cookies!!! YUUMMM!!!!!! 4 stars

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