INSIDE: Use a milk jar for a chocolate cookie recipe mix gift. Great Christmas and hostess gift idea.

Do you remember Oprah? Gawd, I loved her show. I would stick my then baby girl in front of a basket of toys while I vegged out next to her. It was like my reward for getting through a day at home!

It was from her TV show that I first learned about these ah-ma-zing Double Chocolate Almond Cookies. OMG, they are waist-expandingly addictive!!

And the perfectly easy gift to give friends, neighbors or whenever you need to win over your kid’s teacher.

Pair them with a milk jug for a sweet milk and cookies treat…

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Milk and Cookie Mix in a Jar Fun Gift

Nothing can make you feel better than milk and cookies. There is nothing better than warm homemade cookies. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dropped everything to make a batch of cookies.

Supplies:
Milk jug jar with straw
– Funnel
– Baking supplies (see recipe below)
– Ribbon

how to make milk jar chocolate cookie mix for fun gift

Gather your cookie making DRY ingredients. I used a plastic funnel to get the flour and sugars into the small opening of the milk jug jars.

Screw on the top and tie a ribbon around the neck of the milk jug jar with its plastic straw.

Milk and cookie mix in a jar gift idea. Wrap with bow for easy gift idea.

double chocolate almond cookies recipe

I’m no gourmet chef but I can definitely read the heck outta a recipe. This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.

Ingredients
– 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 1/4 cups salted butter, softened to room temperature
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup firmly packed dark or light brown sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 cup white chocolate chips
– 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
– 1 cup almonds, chopped

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and mix together. Add the flour mixture and continue mixing until just combined.
Add the chocolates and almonds and mix until combined. Using two tablespoons or small ice cream scoop, drop the dough two inches apart on sheet pans.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet. The cookies should be very soft when they are removed from the oven. They will firm up as they cool.

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies in milk jug recipe in a jar

Perfect way to cap off a day (or often in my case, mid-morning) with a sweet treat and a glass of milk.

Dunk Double Chocolate Almond Cookies in glass of milk. Cookie mix in a jar gift

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