Friday, May 9, 2014

Beautiful Mess Birthday Cookie Jars

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
~ Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

This year the MOPS theme was "Beautiful Mess" and to go along with the theme, I came up with an spin on a Kitchen Sink Cookie for our birthday gift to each of the moms in our group.

Beautiful Mess Birthday Cookie Jars
Adapted from Bakerella
Makes One Dozen Cookies

In a pint-sized glass jar, layer the following:
  1. 2/3 cup Flour
  2. 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
    1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1/8 tsp Salt
  3. 1/2 cup Oats
  4. 1/3 cup M&Ms
  5. 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
  6. 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (pack down tight - should be below the neck of the jar)
  7. 1/4 cup White Sugar
  8. 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (pack down tight, it will fit!)
On a recipe card (I used sheets of standard-sized business cards), include the following baking instructions::
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix content of the jar with:
    4 tablespoons butter, softened
    1 egg yolk
    ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
  3. Roll into 1 ½ inch balls.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I made 80+ jars over the course of the year and they turned out beautifully, if I do say so myself, which I just did =) I've enjoyed every precious moment I've spent with my MOPS gals over the past two years and was so excited to be able to come up with a tasty treat to honor each of our mamas on their birthdays!

Much love to all my MOPS sisters, locally and all over the globe!