Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Oatmeal M & M Cookies!

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!
  Cute, huh?  After layering the ingredients, I thought I really should try this recipe and make sure it's something every BUNNY will love. 
And this bunny LOVED it!  In fact I loved them so much, I had to hurry and package them.
I really didn't want to bake them all and decided to roll the dough in a log and package.
If you don't have time to bake all the cookies, I'm sure you would have time to package up the dough, right?  So here's the scoop on getting it done... Go through your Easter stuff and find fabric, buttons and ribbon. 
The center photo is how you fold over one side of the fabric and press the crease for the cookie roll shown below.  Start the process by layering the ingredients in a 1 quart jar.
(Recipe Below)
I placed each ingredient on a paper plate, folded it like a taco (which I'm good at) and poured it into the jar.  Attach the printable label to the jar with instructions for baking.
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.
Fold one edge of the fabric over then press the crease so no raw edges show on the back of the roll.
 Any way you bag it, roll it or layer it...It's a One Hop Cookie Stop! 

Oatmeal M&M Cookies

by The Partiologist

 
 
 
 
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
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:
BAKING CONTENTS
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!


15 comments:

  1. so cute and colorful Kim! if I could i'd hop on over and grab me some of those real quick too! :)

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    1. Oh Lisa, I'm sure you could come up with a way to hop over!! :) Would love to have you!

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  2. Those are so darling! I would like to have seen a post with the glasses???
    Please consider...Annette

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    1. Okay, I considered and the answer is no. Thanks though! LOL Glad you like me cookies! :)

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  3. So where is a picture of you in your new glasses? I'm in the market for new ones and I'm having such a hard time deciding.

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    1. Sorry no pics, with or without my glasses, it would take me hours to find one not too embarrassing! :)

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    2. Just get big frames with some wire and you'll be in style like me!

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  4. Can you tell me what you used to attach the label to the glass jar? Also what jar is that? All I have ever found is the Ball jars. I like that it is more modern, not so old fashion as the Ball jars. I love all your wonderful ideas that you share.

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    1. Oh for sure, I just attached the label to the jar with a glue stick. After cutting out the label, I glued the back of the paper and stuck it o the jar. And I found the jar at Michaels (next to the Ball jars)! Thank you for the sweet comment about loving my ideas!

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  5. bss11111@hotmail.comMarch 18, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    I love all that you share with us. Such wonderful talent and ideas. Where can I get those jars I love them. Please tell us how to attach the label to a glass jar. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement that you love my ideas! The jars are from Michaels and I attached the label to the jar using a glue stick!

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  6. LOVE all three ideas! How cute they all turned out! So creative! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Maxi - I'm always happy to share!

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  7. Your packaging is always so pretty! These would be a great addition to my Easter baskets!

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    1. Thanks Janine! I love being able to use up left over things I already have on hand!

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