Monday, December 6, 2010

Frannywanny's Holiday Gift Idea : The Cookie Jar

Cookies are truly addicting, pair it with a glass of cold milk and it makes a perfect afternoon snack. For my family, we enjoy munching on a cookie or two after dinner. My personal favorite is Mrs. Field's White Chocolate Macadamia. I can never get over how delicious the chunky macadamia nut combined with its milky sweet chocolate. Mmm...

I also remembered the time when I attempted to bake simple chewy chocolate chip cookies. I carefully measured all ingredients and followed the procedure to a T. Later, I drop spoonfuls of dough into my cookie sheet and carefully carried this to my pre-heated oven to bake. Like a little kid, I excitedly waited for my cookies to bake. Using a flashlight I would peek through the oven glass door hoping to watch my cookies take shape. To my horror, it went the other way. My dough started to flatten and spread all over, it was like watching a chemistry project gone wrong. Dumbfounded, I just stared at the oven and wondered what went wrong. The cookies were supposed to bake in 15 minutes but less than 10 minutes in the oven, I can see my "dough" burning. With a broken heart, I carried my cookie sheet back to the work table.

My parents who didn't want me to give up told me to do it again. The next day, with the help of my entire family (yes, full force this time) we carefully measured the ingredients, sifted the flour, set the oven to the right temperature once again followed the procedure closely. It was when I was preparing the ingredients with Papa that I realized why my cookie was a disaster the day before -- I forgot to include the flour. No wonder it melted as it was just butter, sugar, egg, syrup and chocolate chips. My family couldn't stop laughing at my boo-boo and with their help, our second batch came out perfect.

I haven't baked for quite sometime since then, the only time I use the oven is whenever I make pasta, dips and sauces. I realized I'd better stick to cooking than baking. Then I came across the Cookie Jar.

Bottles of cookie mixes with measured ingredients are now available for forgetful bakers like yours truly. All we have to do is to add egg, butter and vanilla and we instantly get delicious cookies baked like a pro! I love how pretty each ingredient was beautifully arranged in the jar. It is a perfect gift idea this Christmas.

There are 5 flavors to choose from:
Cranberry Walnut (Php. 260)
Perfect combination of dried cranberries, oats, white chocolate chips, and walnuts

Crispy Chocolate (Php.220)
Crunchy bite of rice crispies and walnuts, complemented by coconut and semi-sweet chocolate chips

Triple Chocolate (Php220)
White and semi-sweet chocolate chips in chocolate batter

Chocolate Chip (Php. 220)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips in a classic dough

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip (Php. 220)
Classic oatmeal cookie with semi-sweet chocolate chips

Each bottle can make 24-30 cookies! That's a lot of cookies to go around! :)

For those who would rather enjoy the cookies in an instant, The Cookie Jar also have ready-baked cookies in the same flavors mentioned above. It comes in a pretty tin can where you get 10 freshly baked cookies right away.

Kids can now prepare their plate of cookies and milk for Santa come Christmas Day. :)

How to order:
Call 9643947 or 0917-8301965, or email thecookiejarph@yahoo.com
Delivery is free within Loyola Heights, La Vista, and Loyola Grand Villas
Pick-up points: SM Marikina, Eastwood, SM Megamall, Gateway Mall, and Glorietta

*photo credit: Paul Ang and Steph Haw

5 comments:

  1. This is nice, perfect gift for aspiring bakers and foodies. I saw another one like this called Mugshots in multiply, it's a cake mix naman.

    Can you use a microwave oven to bake this?

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  2. Hey, Badet. I don't think you can use a microwave coz you won't be able to control the temperature of the cookies..

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  3. This is a great gift idea. I know a few friends who'd love to receive this! Thanks for sharing, Fran! :)

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  4. im actually giving some of these out for Christmas!! :)

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  5. I tried baking my own chocolate chip cookies before, too. I didn't follow instructions carefully and my cookies turned out too sweet and on the burnt side. Haha. But it's okay, we learn as we grow older.

    The Cookie Jar's cookie mixes look yummy! :)

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