Assembly Line Packaging
Use quart-size canning jars or other available clear, sealable containers. Set out all ingredients, in the order they are to be added, with corresponding measuring cups and spoons. Select decorative paper or fabric to adorn the top when you have finished. Glue on or attach a label with assembly and baking instructions.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Layer in jar (tap jar on counter between layer additions to settle):
1 1/2 cups ground oatmeal
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon each of baking soda, baking powder, and salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Empty cookie ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; mix until completely combined.
Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 2-3 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool 5-10 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling racks.
Fudgy Pecan Brownies
Layer in jar (tap on counter between layer additions to settle):
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder (wipe inside of jar after this layer)
3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup finely ground pecans
1/2 cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips
Empty brownie ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir. Add 3/4 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 4 well-beaten eggs; mix until well combined. Spread batter in a greased 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 27-30 minutes.