Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in Mason Jars – Teacher Gifts.

This year, the kids and I are going to make the teachers & some school staff presents this year.  Last year, as Nils was in Holland in early December, he brought me back tinned stroopwafels, so we gave those as gifts.

After discussing, we’re going to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in Mason Jars.  Everyone will receive a yummy, homemade treat, the kids help me making them and Soren uses his maths skills too!

As we were planning on making Chocolate Chip Cookies today, we’re going to test out the recipe below to make these so we’re certain they are perfect.   Once we know it’s perfect, I’ll gather all the ingredients and the kids can help me fill the jars – a bit like an assembly line.  Then we’ll decorate the jar a bit more festive than the one above and give out to the teachers & some staff before school breaks up for the term.

INGREDIENTS:
75g granulated sugar
75g light brown sugar
170g dark chocolate chips
240g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt

When ready to make, you’ll need these additional wet ingredients needed:

120g salted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

DIRECTIONS:
In the order listed, layer the first four ingredients in a wide-mouth jar.  Sift together remaining ingredients and add to jar, packing down tightly.  Secure lid and attach the instructions below.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat over to 190C.  Beat with a hand mixer 120g softened, salted butter, egg and one teaspoon vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on a non-stick baking tray or tray lined with grease proof paper.  Bake at 190c/275F/Gas 5 for 12-15 minutes.  Makes about 2 dozen.

Enjoy & think of Soren & Maebh!

Now off to pick up a few bits at the shop and start today’s cookies!
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Well, we’ve made our cookies and they were yummy but I think there was one too many eggs, so I’ve updated the above recipe and think it will be better.  Also, I was missing a very important tool – a hand mixer, so it was really difficult to beat the butter and eggs by hand!

These are our final cookies – not exactly what I hoped.  They are fine and the kids loved to eat them, but I think the original recipe had too much sugar and one too many eggs.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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