A few weeks ago I participated in the holiday cookie exchange at LoveFeast Table and thought I would share my Pazookie with you guys today. No, no… it's not misspelled, it's a Pizookie in a jar, so I called it a PAZOOKIE. I came up with it for a fun, out of the box cookie exchange idea, but I think it would also be great for a cozy New Years celebration… So, here you have it, the 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.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous and safe Holiday season!9