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Ricardo’s Cookies-in-a-Jar

The perfect gift? We think so. Who doesn't love cookies...especially when they're delicious and super simple.

December 6th, 2015

RICARDO Best Cookies

Whether you use it to whip up a yummy treat for last-minute guests or layer it in a pretty jar for a gift, this sweet recipe is the perfect solution to two problems.
1 jar (which makes 30 cookies)
Prep Time
20 minutes
  • 1 ½ cups (210 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) baking powder
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 5 oz (140 g) dark or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup (100 g) quick-cooking rolled oats
  1. In a 4-cup (1 litre) glass jar, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

  2. Gently add the brown sugar and press down lightly. Add the chocolate and then the oats to create four layers.

  3. Close the jar. Attach a greeting card with instructions for making the cookies.

  4. GIFT CARD INSTRUCTIONS: In a bowl, add ½ cup (125 ml) of canola oil, ¼ cup (60 ml) of milk and 1 lightly beaten egg to the jar ingredients. With a spoon, thoroughly mix all the ingredients until the dough forms. Shape 2-tbsp (30 ml) dough balls and place them evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Lightly press with your fingers. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 30 cookies.

Ricardo’s Cookies-in-a-Jar

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