I was compelled to make her "cowboy" cookies in a jar, for gift giving - don't you just love the name?. When I saw the finished product on Bakerellas blog, I thought to myself "we never see special addition M&Ms in NZ!" (as per the pink Breast Cancer awareness M&Ms in Bakerellas Cowgirl cookies). Then lo and behold not two days later, I saw "orange flavoured white/orange" special addition M&Ms in the Moerewa 4 square, on a day trip through to Kerikeri in Northland on Sunday. As my mother in laws birthday is coming up on Thursday this week, I thought I'd make a jar for her.
Unfortunately, we do not have the wide array of empty jars available in the craft stores, that Bakerella has in America, but I did the best I could, with what Spotlight Whangarei had to offer. This resulted in thinner layers than Bakerellas, and I had to double the recipe to fill the jar- 50 cookies anyone?. Nevertheless, I was happy with the result. It's something I am going to try again, and hopefully come up with a better looking filled jar.
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