Christmas ain’t over yet folks! Well, it is, but we recently had an incredibly nice neighbor drop off a cute jar full of cookie mix. I’ve seen these jars popping up everywhere whether they’re cookie mix, cake mix, even salads. I think they are a great gift idea but I wasn’t so sure how the cookies would taste. For some reason, I automatically assume the ingredients have been in the jar for the past like, 20 years. Why? I have no idea. Anyway, I decided to give my cookie’s from a jar a try today.
These were Spicy Oatmeal cookies and all I had to add was vanilla, an egg, and butter. The rest of the ingredients were in the jar! Cute huh?
So, I preheated the oven and mixed up the ingredients. It was so easy!
The sugar was a little tough to get out…brown sugar of course.
I actually ended up throwing some of the coconut away because it was like, rock hard. I figured it was for the best.
Today was a first for me. It was the first time I think in my life I didn’t eat any of the dough out of the mixing bowl. I put my foot down today! Usually, I eat way too much dough then feel sick but still eat like, 30 cookies. Today was all about self control. I have yet to get salmonella and until I do, dough will continue to get consumed by me. Just not today.
Once the oven was preheated, I dropped balls of the dough down on a cookie sheet and cooked for about 10 minutes.
I have to say, my cookies turned out a little sad looking. They were pretty flat and I think I know why (of course after it’s too late). I never added the 2 tbsp. of flour for high altitude cooking. If we’re not high altitude, then I don’t know what is. I’m thinkin’ that’s why my cookies looked like pancakes.
They still tasted good though! Notice the ravaged cookie here in the middle:
My lack of self control reared its’ ugly head again and I half ate a scolding hot cookie. Obviously I couldn’t wait until they cooled!
Even though they looked pathetic, they tasted great!
In another life, me and Cookie Monster would have been great friends.
Have you ever had cookies from a jar? What’s your favorite kind of cookie?