One of my favorite gifts is Cookies in a Jar. Yes, even though I make cookies all the time, I love these jars full of ingredients so I can quickly bake a batch of cookies. There’s no measuring, no getting out flour and sugar. You just need butter, eggs, and a bowl. What’s not to love?
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Whoever thought it was a good idea to layer flour, sugar, chocolate, nuts, fruit, or colorful candies into a jar that you bake into a delicious batch of homemade cookies, bless you!
As I said, I love to get these jars and I also love to give them for gifts.
- These are the best gifts ever for birthdays, teachers, neighbors and thank yous
- Perfect for holiday gifts like Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter or 4th of July
- Having a slumber party – let the kids make some cookies
- Teaching kids to bake – these cookie mixes are a perfect way to get little bakers started in the kitchen
- My mom lives by herself and she loves these cookie mix jars so she can easily make a batch of fresh cookies
Today I am baking Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Colorful Chocolate Candies, gifts from Vida Gourmet. After seeing all their products at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, I fell in love with these colorful cookie mix jars and the three delicious flavors. And since these mixes are made with rice flour, they are all gluten-free.
It’s easy to make cookies in a jar
Make sure to follow the instructions on the cookie jar. For my cookies, these are the four steps for warm cookies from your oven.
- Pour out all the ingredients in the jar into a big bowl
- Add 2 beaten eggs and 2 tablespoons of butter
- Mix with a big wooden spoon
- Scoop out the dough on a cookie sheet and bake for drop cookies, or pat the dough in the pan for bar cookies
That’s all you need to make hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. They take 5 minutes to mix and 12 minutes to bake. So fast and so easy. Just imagine, you could be eating warm cookies in 20 minutes.
Do you want to know an even faster way to make cookies? I’ve got two words for you: bar cookies. Just pat the cookie dough in a pan and bake. No scooping required or multiple baking sheets needed. Then you can cut these cookies into some fun shapes like squares, diamonds, and sticks.
The great thing about bar cookies is you can carry your baking pan to parties, potlucks, or even to your patio. Just cut and serve from the pan.
Another great tip for making bar cookies is to put a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan with the edges hanging over the side of the pan, then pat in the cookie dough, and bake. When the cookies are cooled you can pull the cookies out of the pan with the edges of the parchment paper and easily cut you cookies.
Set your cookies on a tray for everyone to pick-up and enjoy. You will be considered a “cookie hero” for baking a batch of soft and chewy cookies with all kinds of fun ingredients.
Phytonatus/Vida Gourmet has other wonderful products like honey, tea, cocoa, coconut products, salt, and seasonings. If you are interested in distributing these tasty cookies, please contact Choice Rep Group, and make sure to check out their catalog for more wonderful food items.
Giving gifts of food is always appreciated and who doesn’t like cookies, especially if they come in a jar. Enjoy!
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