I have been wanting a fun cookie jar to sit on the kitchen counter for a long time now. I was having a really hard time finding one (of course now everywhere I look I see them, isn't that always the way?). My solution, buy a regular jar and make it a cookie jar.
So I went to Ikea and bought a regular storage jar from the kitchen section. I wanted it to be glass so I could see what was inside, and big enough to hold the whole batch of cookies or baked goods. Then to make it stand out as an actual cookie jar, I added a large sticky chalkboard label. I found the chalkboard labels at staples, and was actually using them for another project, but they worked perfectly for my cookie jar. Now I can change the name of the jar to co-ordinate with whatever is inside.
The design of the jar is simple, so looks great just sitting on the counter. Although having cookies in arms reach is a little bit dangerous, I guess I can't have it full all the time! But for now I think it needs some cookies. Hmm...How about chocolate chip pecan?
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
Recipe: Makes About 3 Dozen Cookies
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tbs. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup pecans
Mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and almond extract.
The add in the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Then quickly mix in the dark chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop small balls of batter onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes.