Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

Oh, Yeah. That would be me. Well here we are at Day 5 of my jar meal video series. I decided to go out with a bang and bring you a yummy treat. Cookies in a jar have been around as gifts for quite a long time. Perhaps that’s what inspired complete meals in a jar as well. I used to see them at craft boutiques topped off with a cute square of country fabric and tied with a rustic raffia ribbon. Sometimes I would see them with little mini wooden spoons attached, or even mini cookie cutter. I always intended on making them, but never got around to that project. Until now, that is.

Instead of the old standby, chocolate chip, I went with the cornmeal cookie recipe out of the Thrive Cookbook. The kitchen staff at Thrive Life made up these cookies for us guests attending convention last March. They were simply delectable with a hint of lemon, the tang of cranberries, and the sweetness of white chocolate chips. The original recipe did not call for the white chips, but it is a very welcome addition.

For the jar meal, I couldn’t resist using Thrive Classic Lemonade for the lemon flavor. Although the lemonade is a seasonal item and will soon be gone, I have a stash of it here, so I can make these cookies for a while this way. The Classic Lemonade was developed to be customizeable  to allow us to use any sweetener we like. It also was made for use in baking such as lemon pound cake, lemon bars, and lemon cookies. A little bit goes a long way on this product. I made a great choice in using the lemonade. The cookies came out fantastic! Roll film!

Cornmeal Cookies in a Jar

Layer in a 1 Qt glass jar:cornmeal cookie

  • 1 1⁄2 c Thrive White Flour
  • 1⁄2 c Thrive Cornmeal
  • 3⁄4 c Thrive White Sugar
  • t Thrive Baking Powder
  • 1⁄4 t Thrive Iodized Salt
  • t Thrive Classic Lemonade Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Thrive Whole Egg powder
  • 1⁄2 c raisins or craisins
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

To make cookies: Soften 3/4 cup butter. Add contents of jar plus 3 Tbsp water and mix well. Scoop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes until cookies start to brown. Cool on a rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies. $2.68 per batch



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5 Days of Jar Meals Day 5: Cornmeal Cookies

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2 thoughts on “5 Days of Jar Meals Day 5: Cornmeal Cookies

    1. Thanks for watching! I want to do another pumpkin series like I did last year so I might start gearing up for that in October 🙂

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