Halloween Cookies

Monday, October 20, 2014

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a cute gift...all the dry ingredients needed to make cookies, packaged in a jar with the baking instructions attached.  All I had to do was add the liquid ingredients. The jar was so cute, it sat on my counter for a few weeks until we started craving something sweet a few days ago. These are Jani's Cookies or "Halloween Cookies" I made from this great gift.

Halloween Cookies


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup Reese Pieces
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and combine.
Add the chocolate chips and Reeses Pieces and combine.
Spoon onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 7 - 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Cool slightly before removing to a baking rack.

These cookies did not last long in our house.  They were amazing...

Here's the jar with the dry ingredients.  So cute, right?  

Thanks Jani for a great gift, delicious cookies 
and a fun blog post!  


  1. These look so good! I'll be making these for my son's football team. :)

  2. Lois, this is so much fun- I always see those "cookies in a jar" gift ideas and always mean to make some...Jani fixed up a really cute one. And the cookies you made from it look r-e-a-l-l-y good! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

  3. Cookie Jar gifts are such a terrific idea. This recipe sounds awesome with the Reeses' pieces, I love them more than using peanut butter in the cookie. Pinned/shared.

  4. Hello gorgeous! What an amazing idea. Oh Yum and so cute! Pinned. We hope to see you at our party tonight at 7 pm. It is so fun to party with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. What a great idea for a gift! And the cookies look awesome.
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Hi Lois! Thank you for linking up your wonderful Halloween Cookies at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party! You have been featured at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie


  7. these are so cute! what a perfect gift!