Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Caramel Cookies - two different chocolate cookie recipes from a jar of homemade cake mix. Cookie Mix in a Jar.
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Gifts in A Jar: Chocolate Caramel Cookies for #Choctoberfest

We are continuing with Choctoberfest today with another recipe that can be made with our Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Cake Mix. Up today are some crunchy (and chewy) Chocolate Caramel Cookies.

Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Caramel Cookies - two different chocolate cookie recipes from a jar of homemade cake mix. Cookie Mix in a Jar.

Find out more about Choctoberfest

Choctoberfest is a two week celebration of all things chocolate organized by Allison at PinterTest Kitchen. We have almost 70 bloggers posting recipes made with chocolate: everything from drinks to main courses to desserts. Plus we have a $350 prize package we are raffling off this Friday. So hop over to this post for 20 of my favorite chocolate recipes plus all of the details on the other bloggers and to enter the giveaway.

Now about these cookies


This recipe uses the Cake Mix in a Jar I posted the other day. I am including the mix recipe below the cookie recipe to make things easier for you. If you want to give this recipe along with the jar instead of (or in addition to) the cake mix recipe you can get a printable version of the instructions here.

Otherwise it is your basic cake mix cookie recipe with a little caramel surprise tucked inside. If you don’t want the caramels you can leave them out and roll the balls in powdered sugar before baking. Or leave them plain.

 

 

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Serves 36
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Gifts in a Jar: Chocolate Caramel Cookies - two different chocolate cookie recipes from a jar of homemade cake mix. Cookie Mix in a Jar.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar cookie mix
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup millk
  • 18 pieces square soft caramel candies (cut in half)

Note

The jar of cookie mix referred to in the recipe is our homemade Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar. To prepare the jar, layer the ingredients in order in a 1 quart mason jar and attach the baking instructions (printable version here)

2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Variation: instead of using caramel, roll balls in powdered sugar before baking.

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine mix, eggs, oil and milk until it forms a soft dough. Roll into 36 balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough each).
Insert caramel into center of the ball and flatten. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove parchment paper with cookies still on it from baking sheet to a cooling rack.

 

Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar

Deliciously Dark Chocolate Cake Mix in a Jar: dry chocolate cake mix packed in a quart mason jar perfect for gift giving. Printable recipe included.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Add the sugar, cocoa and flour in the jar. Tap the jar lightly on a towel on the counter to pack the ingredients down to make room for the final dry ingredients.
Attach a copy of the instructions to the jar:

Deliciously Dark Chocolate Cake
Ingredients
• 1 jar cake mix
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

Stir together the ingredients of the jar. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

And here are some of the recipes from the other Choctoberfest Bloggers:

 


Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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