If you see someone walking around with big nerdy glasses, that could possibly be me. Okay, I admit, it is me. I just got new glasses and had no one go with me to pick them out. So I picked what felt good on and what I liked. Turns out I am a nerd and not the smart kind. I am the creative kind, which leads me to this post. One recipe... three ways!
I haven't made a layered edible gift in a jar in such a long time, I couldn't wait any longer. Just in time for Easter or even a wonderful gift for a family with a new baby!
I really didn't want to bake them all and decided to roll the dough in a log and package.
Or, follow the recipe and bake the cookies. Fill a cellophane bag with the cookies and wrap in a fabric. (Cut your fabric in a square, making sure it will be large enough to wrap the bag.)
Maybe you want to freeze the cookie dough, then slice and bake whenever you need a cookie. Like everyday. If you package it up cute, you might be less likely to get into it and more likely to give it away. Wrap the cookie dough first in wax paper and then parchment paper.
Any way you bag it, roll it or layer it...It's a One Hop Cookie Stop!
Oatmeal M&M Cookies
- FOR THE JAR
- 1 2/3 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup pastel M&M's
- 1 cup Oatmeal
- FOR BAKING
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
FOR THE JAR
Sift together the flour and baking soda, place in the bottom of a 1-quart glass jar. Add the sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal and M&M's in layers. Screw the lid on the jar and attach the following recipe:
Contents of jar
3/4 cup better, softened
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Empty the contents of the jar into a bowl. In another large bowl beat together butter, eggs and vanilla until creamy. Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased light colored cookie sheet and bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. ENJOY
Time to Get Hopping!