I found a recipe for these cookies and changed it just a little bit to make it a fun Christmas cookie option. Here is how to make them in a jar:
Take a quart sized jar and fill the bottom with:
1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Pat the bottom of the jar on your hand to pack the flour down into the jar.
Then pour in 1 cup of oats.
Take a wooden spoon and gently pat the oats down as well.
Pour in 3/4 cup red and green M&Ms
Pour in 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Reach in and try to pack it all down as much as possible.
Pour in 1/2 cup of brown sugar -- now pack it down REALLY tight.
Fill the top of the jar with 1/2 cup white sugar.
Screw on a lid and ring and decorate! -- Add a label that says:
"Reindeer Cookies -- To make these cookies, add 1 egg, ½ cup slightly melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well – get in there with your hands. Form into 1” balls and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes."
Just for fun, I added Reindeer Candy Canes to my jars. Another easy project.
Ideally you want to have brown pipe-cleaners. I only had black so that's what I used! Cut 1/4 of the pipe cleaner off and discard. Then cut 1/3 of the remaining pipe cleaner. Divide in two. Take the other piece (2/3 left) and twist it around a candy cane in the "hook". Twist the other two short pieces around each side and bend them until you like how they look. Hot glue two googly eyes and a red pop-pom and you're done! Cute!
Happy Gift-Giving and Cookie-Eating!!!
Thank you, Bakerella, for the inspiration!