Homemade Holiday: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Nothing beats the warm and comforting aroma of freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookies. Not only do they make a great sweet treat but with a little creativity and just a few items from your own kitchen cabinets you can create a tasty and lasting impression with cookie mason jars! They make a great gift for friends, family, teachers, co-workers and more. Below is a tried and true favorite:

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Mason Jar
  • Large Spoon
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • Fabric Squares
  • Ribbon
  • Printing Paper/Index Cards
  • Labels (Optional)

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 2/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions (Note: Use the back of the spoon to pack down each layer.)

  1. Combine the flour, baking soda and white sugar in a bowl
  2. Begin layering ingredients into mason jar starting with the flour mixture followed by 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, 1 Cup Chocolate Chips, 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, remaining flour mixture and 1 Cup chocolate Chips
  3. Close jar with lid
  4. Decorate using fabric squares and ribbon
  5. Print baking directions (below) on paper or index card and attach to jar
    • Needed Ingredients: 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, 2 Eggs, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • Baking Directions:
      1. Preheat oven to 375°F
      2. Empty content of jar into large mixing bowl, breaking apart any lumps of brown sugar
      3. Melt butter, cool slightly
      4. In a separate bowl, beat eggs & vanilla together slowly adding butter until creamy
      5. Combine wet ingredients into dry until completely incorporated
      6. Drop tablespoons of mix onto an un-greased cookie sheet
      7. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown around edges
      8. Cool completely and enjoy!

AROUND RALEIGH
In need of supplies? Here are some fabric and craft stores around Raleigh to pick up some supplies to make your mason jars festive!

  • Mill Outlet Village: 4601 Paragon Park Road, Raleigh NC (919-876-0292)
  • Hancock Fabrics: 3064 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh (919-877-9454)
  • Bernina World of Sewing: 6013 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC (919-782-2945)
  • Wish Upon a Quilt: 8817 Westgate Park Dr. #104, Raleigh, NC (919-782-6363)
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