I know I’ve written about these cookies before, but I just can’t quit. I found them on Pinterest a long time ago, and let’s just say they’ve made me a legend in the local school district. One of my son’s teachers asks me at least once a week in the pick up line if she’s ever going to get more of them.
At my daughter’s school, teachers still come up to her in the hallway and tell her how good these cookies were — and we gave them out in December. As a member of the NJHS, she had to bring a platter of goodies today for a Teacher Appreciation party, and teachers came up in the hallway as she was walking the cookies in this morning asking if those were THE cookies, It’s crazy!!
I swear these are the best darn cookies ever! I’ve been making them for gifts for quite awhile, and just about everyone who’s eaten them has asked when I will make more. If you make these, you will be a legend, too!
So…I decided these cookies were going to be our gift to all the teacher’s for teacher appreciation this week. I was trying to figure out a cute way to package them, and then, on Pinterest (it’s my latest addiction) a couple nights ago when I was up with a very fussy sick toddler, I found the most adorable Ball jar tags. This was the perfect gift!! A Ball jar stacked full of the most amazing cookies ever with the little Ball jar tag tied with striped twine would be perfect!
First, I had to figure out where to buy Ball jars. My local Walmart always has the Kerr brand, but I never noticed the Ball ones, and I was not going to stick a Ball jar tag on another brand of jar. I tried searching online for local stores, but got nothing. So, I trekked it up to Walmart crossing my fingers. They had wide mouth 1/2 quart size and regular jars in 1/2 gallon size. The 1/2 gallons were WAY TOO BIG, so I picked up a 9 pack of the 1/2 quart. They were $10.24/9. Not bad — not bad at all — as I was expecting to spend $3-4 on one.
Michael’s and Hob Lob (as we like to call Hobby Lobby) were on the other side of town in rush hour, so I definitely wasn’t going over there just for twine, but I found some cotton crochet yarn while at Walmart that was just as cute and looked very twine-y and it was only $1.77.
I love how they came out. This would be a great gift for anyone, not just Teacher Appreciation.
I’ve included a printable recipe below for these amazing cookies.
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. peanut butter
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1 c. miniature marshmallows
- 1 c. reeses pieces
- 1 c. peanut butter cups, chopped