Use colored coordinated candy for
holiday themes, such as pastel M&M's for Easter or baby showers, or red and
green M&M's for Christmas.
Holiday Jar Cookies Mix in a Jar
1/4 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 C. holiday chocolate candies, such as M&Ms
1/2 C. rolled oats
1/2 C. cocoa or regular crisped-rice cereal
1/2 C. white chocolate chips
Layer sugar, brown sugar, flour, soda, baking powder, candies, oats, rice cereal
and chocolate chips in the order listed in a 1-quart jar, packing each layer
firmly with a wooden spoon. Screw on lid and prepare a gift tag with the
To make your jar cookies, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
and 1 egg in a large bowl. Add the contents of the jar and stir until well
blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at
350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.