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One Smart Cookie: A Teacher Appreciation Gift

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Show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

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.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

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!

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

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!

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

Meaghan

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

One Smart Cookie: A Teacher Appreciation Gift

Yield: 10 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Jar:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallows

For the Tag:

  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg

Instructions

For the Tag:

  1. Whisk butter, vanilla, and egg till smooth.
  2. Stir in dry ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Shape into large balls and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them with these brownie cookies in a jar. A perfect teacher appreciation gift!

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Hillary Reeves

Monday 9th of May 2016

So cute!! I love this idea. I had no idea you used to teach; it's no wonder you're so darn organized with the blogging thing. ;)

Meaghan

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

Aww you're so sweet! These were tasty and my teacher friends loved them!

~Meaghan

Nicole @Little Blog on the Homestead

Monday 9th of May 2016

These are so cute and delicious! Another batch needs to be made...pronto!

Meaghan

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

These were amaaaaazing! Did you actually get to try these? I can't remember if I hoarded them or not ;)

~Meaghan

Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

Sunday 8th of May 2016

I love these Meaghan - such a cute idea!!! And perfect for end of the year gifts too!

Meaghan

Wednesday 11th of May 2016

Yes! They would be great for end of the year gifts, too. Such a great idea :)

~Meaghan

Byron Thomas

Thursday 5th of May 2016

Such a nice story, and a great recipe to boot! I've always wanted to be a teacher, but life took me on a different route. Love blogging though!

Meaghan

Saturday 7th of May 2016

These cookies were so good I refused to share haha. Bless all the teachers!

~Meaghan

Whitney

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

Oh these look heavenly! Love the way you packaged them. They would be so good fresh from the oven... I'm drooling just thinking about it!

Meaghan

Saturday 7th of May 2016

They're perrrrrfect from the oven. The marshmallows are all gooey and they're chocolaty and fudgey. And now my mouth is watering!

~Meaghan