Christmas is a time of giving. Preparing gifts for loved ones is one
of the greatest joys of Christmas. A friend and colleague, Gail McKinney
with the help of her daughter prepared this unique gift for each of her co-workers
at Dallas Christian. It is with her permission that we share her idea here.
The glass snowmen jars are available at Wal-Mart.
You can also find them at craft stores such as
Garden Ridge. The jars are made by Anchor Hocking and also by Libbey Glass.
The recipe she used is a slight variation of the
original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
In the bottom of the jar put:
one-half cup of brown sugar and pack it down tightly.
2 cups of flour
one-half cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Take the hat apart and fill it with chocolate chips.
On the card attached to the hat write:
Add 1 egg
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8 or 9 minutes.
Options: Substitute 1 cup instant oats for 1 cup of the flour. (The snowman
will be somewhat discolored, however.)
Substitute M an M's for the chocolate chips.
If you really have a lot of time to spend, you can put chocolate chips for the
eyes, nose and buttons by securing them inside the glass with a drop of Karo
syrup before filling the jar.