Recently we discovered our next guest, Heather at WhipperBerry. We quickly fell in love with her site as we read what she and her contributors blog about: “We blog about life and how to make it beautiful.” She’s a girl after our own hearts! (Not to mention she’s a mama of many, just like us.) Then when she submitted her cookie recipe, it sealed the deal. We are kindred spirits, (even if she doesn’ t know it yet.)
Please join us and link up your favorite recipe HERE. The more the merrier!~ Chris Ann & Kristin
I admit… I am one who like to follow the beat of a different drummer. I love to create my own spin on classic and traditional ideas. When the fabulous ladies from LoveFeast Table asked me to be a part of their fun Holiday Cookie Exchange my very first thought was I want to make a cookie that isn’t quite a cookie. Have you heard of a Pazookie?
You may have heard of a Pizookie… a chocolate chip cookie baked in a pan and is kind of like a gooey, chocolate pizza. Well, a Pazookie is a similar treat, however it is baked in a jar. I am a big fan of creating fun treats in jars. They are portioned perfectly and provide a fabulous blank canvas in order embellish your fun treat. Here are some of the other treats in a jar from WhipperBerry…
Today, I thought it would be fun to create a fun little neighbor treat that will make your friends and neighbors feel extra special this holiday season… A Pazookie kit! This is a basket with full Pazookies and a pint of ice cream to crown their tasty ooey-gooey treat.
Before you can start this project you will need to purchase some 4 oz. jelly jars. I found mine on Amazon because they tend to be seasonal items in most stores, and this is not the season. Next you will need to mix up a batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookies. You can use your’s or here is my recipe that I slightly modified from the basic Toll House recipe…
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/2 c. of all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. soften unsalted butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 oz. package of your favorite chocolate chips
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. and spray 12 jars with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill jars 1/2 way with cookie dough.
BAKE for 11-13 minutes, the cookie dough will not be baked completely and will have a blonde not browned top. Remove from oven and let cool.
Once the Pazookies are cool you can package them up and get them ready for your friends and neighbors. I created these fun jar toppers that you can print, cut out and place in the lid to add some flair…
Tie some fun yarn or ribbon around the jar and then you have a great presentation that everyone will LOVE. In the basket or bag with the jars include a pint of vanilla ice cream and they will then have a complete Pazookie Kit.
Along with the Pazookie kit you can include this printable instruction card so that they know how to make their tasty treat. Click on the image to download the printables.
Likewise you can click on the image below to print the labels for your jars.
Chris Ann & Kristin, thank you so much for inviting WhipperBerry to participate in your Holiday Cookies Exchange… it’s been a BLAST!!
Thank you to Heather from WhipperBerry for sharing your Pazookie recipe at our table! ~Chris Ann & Kristin
Heather Thoming is the creator of WhipperBerry, a fun place where she takes the simple and ordinary and creates something extraordinary. She is first and foremost a Wife and Mom to an amazingly supportive husband and four super cute kiddos ranging in age from fourteen years to eighteen months. After lunches are made and kiddos sent off to the bus, Heather and her little guy begin to create fun DIY projects and stunning yet simple goodies for you to share with family and friends. With a love of photography, she takes the projects to new levels by creating beautiful and easy to follow tutorials for all of her innovative projects. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada but is a Colorado girl at heart.