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DIY Gift: Cookie Jar

Valentine’s Day (and the week leading up to it) gives us a sweet excuse to make delicious treats.  This DIY project is a perfect gift to hand out to your friends and loved ones.

Although Fatima and I would love to hand out jars of MarquisRitas, we thought it would be best to DIY up dry ingredients from one of our favorite recipes, Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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For this DIY craft, you’re going to want to use a canning jar that’s 24oz.  Cut the recipe in half for smaller jars.  We used a 32oz canning jar and had extra room at the top…

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestle Choc. Chips (Milk or Semi Sweet)


  1. Fill the jar with the ingredients up above, in that same order, allowing the chocolate chips to be at the top.
  2. Close and wrap twine around the top to give it an old country feeling.
  3. We bought these theme-appropriate gift tags from Michaels and attached one to the end of the string.
  4. It would be important to provide a list of the remaining ingredients and directions (see below) on the other side of the tag…

Remaining Ingredients & Directions:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour in the dry ingredients from the jar and mix well.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. (I like to bake them just before they are golden brown. This creates a delicious, doughy inside.)

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