Monday, September 19, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a jar. Love it.
I was so excited about the cookies I made for my dad that I decided to put the dry ingredients in a jar. This little project was so much fun to make. I love to make gifts. Now my mom can make him the cookies anytime in just minutes. She just have to cream the butter and the eggs, mix it with the ingredients from the jar and make the cookies. So easy.

This is the Quaker oatmeal cookies recipe, modified for my dad. I posted the recipe yesterday (click here to see it), but I think this jar deserves a new post.
He has type 2 diabetes and he cannot eat the same desserts we enjoy. This is why I made him something special.
They freeze well so he can have dessert once in a while, he just needs to take one out from the freezer :-)

What you need:

30 oz (850 g) jar
12 packets of Truvia or other sweetener equivalent of ½ cup granulated sugar
1- ½ cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 sugar free chocolate bars, broken in small pieces
1/2 cup almonds or other nuts, chopped (optional)
Whole almonds to top each cookie


Layer the almond flour and sweetener in the jar packing well between each layer.
Add the oatmeal and press well.
Add the baking soda and salt.
Add chocolate pieces. If you still have room in the jar you can add chopped almonds or other nuts.
Put the lid on the jar.
Put the whole almonds in a tiny bag.

Use a nice fabric or a napkin to cover the lid. Secure it with a rubber band. Lift the rubber band and place the bag of almonds under.
Cover the rubber band with a nice ribbon or whatever you think will look good. Cut the corners of the napkin.
That's it.

How to make the cookies:
½ cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, beat butter eggs with electric mixer until creamy.
Add the dry ingredients from the jar and mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Top each cookie with 1 almond.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

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  1. I did this with Brownies as favors for a baby shower and it was a big hit. Adorable! I love the twine tie. Thanks for the new variation.

  2. You are so clever and thoughtful. Your dad is so lucky and the cookies looks wonderful too!

  3. first time here - those cookies look marvelous! I esp like the almond you've stuck in the middle :)

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  4. Wow you are so thoughtful, my Pa too has diabetes and I have yet to bake sweets for him, you have inspired me. Kind wishes.

  5. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I have been giving everyone cookie jars for the past few years and one close friend's daughter was recently diagnosed type-1. She's been feeling left out a lot, though, so I want to make sure she will get to enjoy the present along with everyone else. How many cookies can she expect to get out of a jar? I'd like to be able to put the carb information on the tag so my friend doesn't have to work it out herself when they want to make the cookies (though, knowing her, she'll do it anyway to double check! :) ).

  6. You are so welcome and I am happy I could help. This makes about 4 dozen small cookies or 2 dozens of the big ones. I made smaller cookies for my dad. They don't spread too much but anyways they need to have at lesat 1 inch space between them. I hope your friend will enjoy the cookies. It's a really nice gift and you are a good friend. I am sure she will apreciate your gesture. Thank you for visiting my blog.


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