Show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!
Ever since I could remember I wanted to be a teacher. I mean seriously I remembered asking teachers as young as 5th grade the best colleges for someone who wanted to be a teacher. I was never one of those kids who wanted to grow up to be a princess or a rockstar. Always a teacher. So at the tender age of 17 I set off to college with a dream and a van-load full of stuff.
After graduation I taught Head Start for 4 years at a small non-profit. Teaching is hard. Don’t get me wrong. I never had any illusions that teaching was an easy profession. I knew it would be long hours and lots of paperwork and red tape. I knew it would be trying and exhausting and often thankless. In the end I discovered it just wasn’t really for me. And that realization is how I happened accidentally into blogging.
Knowing the struggles of over tested, under stimulated kids, the long hours, the faculty meetings that run long after your day is over I am even more grateful to people who have such an intense calling to be a teacher that they do it all in spite of these things. Their reward is not in the paycheck but the students and so they go to work day after day to inspire the next generation and I, for one, am eternally grateful for them.
Which means that Teacher Appreciation Week is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year. A week long celebration of the profession that creates all other professions. And if there is anything I remember from my days as a teacher it is that a girl can only have so many coffee mugs and stuffed animals. Bring on the chocolate!
So in honor of my teacher friends who all love chocolate things as much as I do I decided to put together these amazing marshmallow brownie cookies in a jar. Jar mixes are some of my favorite gifts because they don’t have an expiration date and work for even the un-savviest of bakers. These muffins in a jar would also make a super awesome teacher gift. And if you have a teacher who may seem a little more frazzled than the others or just needs a laugh these chill pills are a huge hit among my teacher friends!
Go forth and honor all the teachers! Oh and you can even print out this super cute gift tag for your jars, too 🙂 Just don’t forget to write the directions on the back!
For the Tag:
- 1 egg
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
For the Jar:
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
For the Tag:
- Whisk butter, vanilla, and egg till smooth.
- Stir in dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Shape into large balls and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.