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1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips , HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
2. Layer the ingredients in a 1-quart glass canister or jar in the following order (from bottom to top): granulated sugar, 1 cup chocolate chips, brown sugar, flour mixture, oats and peanut butter chips. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next one.
3. Cover; attach baking directions (see below) to jar. Makes 1 gift jar.
Baking Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Empty contents of the jar into a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, 1 slightly beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until well mixed. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 24 cookies.
As excerpted from Hershey's Celebrates Each Season
We made the exact same recipe, but had used a different brand of chips and only had one kind in it. We made these for a school group one year. They were FABULOUS!!! Now we are using this recipe with the Hershey's and the two different kinds of chips. It's WONDERFUL!
Making the jars was easy and fun. Plus around the holidays the Ball Jars usually have coupons out for them and they are in sale ads, which is even better! They make wonderful gifts and people are usually very happy to receive them too. These will keep for about 6 to 8 months; (8 if you don't live some place too warm, like Florida. If you make any Jar Recipe with nuts, then I'd say use them within 4 months if you live in a warmer state. . . .like Florida.)
(Note: For a sugar friendly version for dieting or diabetic loved ones. . . . You could also use Splenda or any sugar substitute in your layers, but be sure to check the conversion of amounts of your sweetener choice.)
If for any reason your jar doesn't seem full to the top with the sugar substitute, then put some parchment paper crumpled up in the top. Or add some colored plastic or cello wrap on top of that for a festive look.
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