Simply Layered Cookies In a Jar-Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Simply Layered Cookies In a Jar-Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

Valentine’s Day Themed Simply Layered cookies in a Jar is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day. 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!! Valentine’s Day Layered cookies in a Jar are easy to make and the kids will love them too. The kids used the leftover foam hearts from the heart garland to make valentines for their teachers which also serve as the directions tag! Post Updated 1/17/17  Be sure to scroll down for the free Printable. 

Valentines Day Layered cookies in a Jar make is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day

 

How to make Cookies in a Jar 

What you need: 

 No need to buy Quart mason jars unless you are making these layered cookies in bulk. 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.

 

TIPS for Simply Layered Cookies In a Jar :

  • Just be sure to press the ingredients lightly with each layer addition or you will run out of room.
  • layered cookies in a jar recipe
  • This recipe can be adapted for any occasion.
  • Use whatever we have in the pantry to equal the 1 1/2 cups of chips. (m&ms, toffee bites, white chips etc…)
  • If you don’t have fabric, a cupcake liner will work on smaller lids. Just glue it on.
 

 How to Decorate Cookies in a Jar

I bought 1/2 yard of fabric at JoAnn’s and it cost 1.75, will make a lot of covers!!

 
  • Use a canning funnel to help keep the mess down, seemed to work well for the kids.
 
 
 layered cookies in a jar recipe
 
 

Cookies In a Jar Recipe:

Cookies In a Jar

Photo From 2010

Valentines Day Layered Cookies in A Jar

Valentines Day Layered Cookies in A Jar

Yield: 1 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Valentines Day Layered Cookies in A Jar are a great gift someone can make at a later date

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover: attach baking directions to jar.

recipe for baking directions

  1. heat oven to 375'. empty contents of jar into large bowl. add 1/2 c softened butter, 1 slightly beaten egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract. stir until well mixed. drop dough by heaping tsp 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. bake 8-10 mins or until edges are lightly browned. remove
  2. from cookie sheet to wire rack. makes 2 doz
Nutrition Information
Yield 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 758 Saturated Fat 13g Cholesterol 2mg Sodium 272mg Carbohydrates 99g Fiber 8g Sugar 57g Protein 15g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Be sure to download our free Valentine’s Day Printable for these Layered Cookie Mix. Grab the free tags here:  valentine’s day Layered cookie tags

cookies in a jar recipe

We hope you make a bunch of these for all your Valentine’s this year and we would love to see how you package them. Or try our Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee Recipe as a great Valentine’s Day gift too. 

Valentines Day Layered cookies in a Jar make is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day

What will you add to these layered cookie mix to make them special for your Valentines? 

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3 Comments

  1. What a FAB idea! I’ve seen this before for sale in stores, but it’s so much nicer to do your own.. and more meaningful!! I’ll try this one out…

  2. Thanks for stopping by Ann. I hope my kids teachers will like them too.

  3. LOVE this idea!! Great teacher gift for Valentine’s Day. Thanks!

    @freysearch

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