What a better way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines then cookies in a jar. This is an activity the kids can help with if you don’t mind a little mess on the counter and the recipient can choose when to make the sweet treat!! The kids used the leftover foam hearts from the heart garland to make valentines for their teachers which also serve as the directions tag!
Any large jar will work, we used old pickle jars, marinara jars and larger sized natural peanut butter jars. I have also used large cello bags (clear gift bags), not as pretty presentation but just as tasty result.
Just be sure to press the ingredients lightly with each layer addition.
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 c. granulated sugar
- 1 cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, white or semi sweet chip, M&M’s, raisins, or nuts
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart glass canister or jar in the following orde (from top to bottom): Granulated sugar, the 1 cup of chips, the brown sugar, flour mixture, oats and 1/2 chips. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next one.
Cover: attach baking directions to jar.
Make a fun sticker label and baking directions tag to make it personal for the occasion:
from cookie sheet to wire rack. makes 2 doz