In my opinion, nothing is better than the gift of food! For Christmas this year, I decided to make some cookie jars using one of my favorite cookie recipes – the Nestle Tollhouse Recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies (oh-so-conveniently located on the back of the butterscotch chips bag).
These gifts are so easy, and with a little elbow grease and creative flair they really turn out beautifully!
First step is to mix the following in a bowl:
- .5 cup + 2 tbsp Flour
- .5 tsp Baking Soda
- .25 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- .25 tsp Salt
Dump this into a 1 quart jar, then layer on:
- 1.5 cups quick oats
- half a bag of butterscotch chips
In another bowl mix together:
- .25 cup + 2 tbsp White Sugar
- .25 cup + 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
Toss the sugar mix into a ziploc baggie and tuck inside the glass jar (on top of the chips).
Next up, write out a note with the following instructions:
Then it’s time get your creative flair on!
Last but not least, I baked up a batch of the Oatmeal Scotchies and included a half dozen wrapped in a cellophane bag along with each gift jar.
Cookies.. the gift that keeps on giving