Sweet and tantalizing candy-coated chocolates cookies. Place the mix in a jar to give as a gift. Include a tag with the baking directions.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the flour with baking soda and salt.

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  • In a clean 1 liter sized glass jar layer the ingredients in the order given starting with the brown sugar and ending with the flour mixture.

  • Attach a card with the following directions: Cookies 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well combined. 3. Using your hands work in 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 4. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Work this into the flour mixture until well combined. Dough will be a little crumbly. 5. Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Slightly flatten the balls with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies to a rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

272.1 calories; 3.3 g protein; 52.1 g carbohydrates; 3.6 mg cholesterol; 121 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I made twenty-five of these for Christmas gifts and after the first one I realized I needed to put ingredients in in a different order. I put the flour mixture in first then the brown sugar packed it down really well then the white sugar and finally the M&M chips. It looked very nice and I was told by one of the recipients that they were the best cookie her family had ever had. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
When you stack the layers the flour settles into all the other ingrediants. It was horribly unattractive to give as a gift! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I made twenty-five of these for Christmas gifts and after the first one I realized I needed to put ingredients in in a different order. I put the flour mixture in first then the brown sugar packed it down really well then the white sugar and finally the M&M chips. It looked very nice and I was told by one of the recipients that they were the best cookie her family had ever had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I made 14 of these for Christmas. I also layered the flour soda and salt then packed down the brown sugar added the white sugar and topped it off with the candy. I put them in decorated glass jars and tied the directions and a wooden spoon on with raffia. Everyone loved them. My brother just baked his up and ate half of them in one sitting! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
When you stack the layers the flour settles into all the other ingrediants. It was horribly unattractive to give as a gift! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2005
Like other users I put the flour in first then the brown sugar white sugar and finally the M&M's. It's a lovely gift to give at Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
I received this recipe as a gift. I made the cookies and they were delicious. I would recommend this as a gift to anyone. I will make them as gifts for Christmas this year. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
It tasted discusting! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2004
this cookie wasnt bad. it was actaully pretty good but i would recommend to put the flour on the bottom brown sugar next baking soda and salt third sugar 4th and top with the mini candy coated chocolates. makes for a delicious cookie =D Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2004
I made these in a jar for my mother-in-law and then made a sample recipe to see how they tasted. I used peanut M&M's to make sure the flour didn't seep through the top. Didn't work. The presentation is not cute. They tasted horrible. They had burnt bottoms and came out flat. It broke apart like dirt when bitten. I crushed some of the m&ms to be sure they fit in the cookie and left the rest whole. The outer shells of the peanut m&ms' were burnt crusty brown and you could taste the burnt 'toasted ' peanut in it's place. The whole thing tasted like a burnt peanut butter cookie. Sorry Verushka but I will not make these again. I still however gave the cookie-in-a-jar gift to my mother in law. Jan NotSoModest Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
This looks like a nice gift when layering the ingredients starting with the flour. I was told that a sealed jar would last about 6 months but how do i seal it? I'd like to include shelflife on the labes. Thanks! =) Read More
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