Hot Cocoa Cookies
What would Christmas be without all the cookies?! Cookies in a jar is one of my favorite things to give as a gift this time of year. With the kids home cookies are always a fun activity and result in a tasty treat. These cookies in particular remind me of everything I love about hot cocoa. They aren’t super rich and come out as soft cookies that would go well with coffee or tea. Make them as sweet gifts to give to a teacher or friend, or opt to make some for yourself and keep them on hand for snow days ahead!
Ingredients for the Cookies
1 quart size mason jar
1 ½ cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 T cocoa powder
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup white chocolate chips
¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup melted butter, cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a quart size mason jar use a funnel and add the flour through chocolate chips in order. Tap the jar in between additions so everything is level and press down the brown sugar so it all fits!
When you’re ready to make the cookies melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly.
Whisk in 2 eggs, the vanilla, and then add the ingredients from your mason jar. Slowly mix with a spatula until incorporated and then bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes. You don’t want these to over bake so check them at 10 minutes!
Allow them to cool for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy with a cup of tea, milk, or even more hot cocoa!
To gift them simply tie ribbon and a gift tag with the instructions for baking and additions of butter, eggs, and vanilla.