Monster Cookies-in-a-Jar

Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen shares a way to turn a Betty Crocker Cookie Mix into a pretty, layered gift jar with this Monster Cookies-in-a-Jar recipe. Perfect for Christmas gift-giving for neighbors, teachers and friends.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
1
cup chocolate chips (6 oz) or finely chopped chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies
1
quart-size canning jar
2
to 3 cups miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits

  • 1 In large bowl, mix cookie mix and chocolate chips. Spoon into jar.
  • 2 Top with baking bits. Screw on lid.
  • 3 Decorate jar with small round of fabric; tie ribbon into bow.
  • 4 Attach card that reads: "Monster Cookie Mix—Heat oven to 350°F. Add 1 stick softened butter and 1 egg to contents of this jar. Roll into large balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.”

Expert Tips

Make It Easy—Instead of peanut butter cookie mix and added chocolate chips, try using Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix.

Homemade Goodness—Don’t worry about little imperfections of this gift! A handwritten note or slightly uneven layer of cookie mix makes it all the more personal!