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Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1 quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above. Pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with fabric and ribbon
Preheat oven to 375*
Beat 3/4 cup Softened butter, 1 egg and 3/4 tsp. vanilla in large bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 c nuts (optional) mix well, breaking up any clumps.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 dozen.
By imaqt1962 from Illinois
This is a visually stimulating gift that may make the receiver either run to the kitchen to start baking or put your masterpiece on display. By filling a jar with the dry ingredients needed to bake some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, you provide almost all the items a person will need to make the delicious snack. But don't forget to give them the recipe!
In the order listed above, place the dry ingredients into the glass jar. If you want, you can change the order, as sometimes putting the chocolate chips on the top adds a nice touch. Put the top on the jar and tie with a bow. Give the gift with a recipe card letting the person know how to use the ingredients.
Other ingredients needed - 1 stick softened butter, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix wet and dry ingredients in bowl well. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookie. Cool one minute. Makes 32 cookies. 1 cookie has 60 calories, but a lot of love!
This year is going to be very lean money wise. I have been collecting a lot of recipes this year and I am going to put them to good use for Christmas presents. I am going to bake some gifts and some will be makeable such as the jar gifts. Here are some of the jar recipes I will be using.
Butterfinger Cookie Mix
Cookie Mix Instructions:
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix together and make sure all brown sugar clumps are crushed! Store in an airtight container.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and have ungreased cookie sheet.
Use a plastic bag and a mallet to break Butterfingers into pieces, but leave them chunky.
Beat butter until smooth with an electric mixer.
Add egg and beat until well combined and creamy.
Add the cookie mix and blend on low.
Add Butterfinger bar chunks and hand stir.
Form cookies into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven, let rest 2 min and transfer to wire rack to cool.
(Bar Cookies Mix in a jar)
1. Place first 3 ingredients (in order listed above) into a wide mouth quart jar. Press coconut into jar very firmly.
2. Place graham cracker crumbs in a ziplock sandwich bag. (HINT: it works best if you put the ziplock bag into the jar before putting in the crumbs.) Place bag in jar last, pressing bag in place evenly on top of chocolate chips.
3. Decorate jar and attach instructions:
1. Remove bag of crumbs. Empty it into a medium bowl.
2. Add: 1 stick margarine, melted, to crumbs. Mix very well.
3. Press crumb mixture evenly into a sprayed 9x13 inch pan.
4. Take each ingredient one at a time, from jar and sprinkle over crust. (chocolate chips, then coconut, then pecans.)
5. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over all.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into 1-1/2 inch squares. Makes 48 squares.
By christi from Paducah, KY
Layer ingredients in the following order into a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar: Flour mixture, raisins, rolled oats, brown sugar, and white sugar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer before adding the next layer.
Decorate jar and attach a tag with the following instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix.
Mix in 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened. Stir in one slightly beaten egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to wire racks to finish cooling.
Recipe for Gift-In-A-Jar Cookies. Layer ingredients attractively in any order into 1 qt. jar with tight fitting lid. Pack ingredients down slightly before adding another layer. Cover lid with fabric, attach card with remaining ingredients with a ribbon.
Recipe for Cookie Bar Mix (Gift Recipe). Layer ingredients in a quart sized canning jar in the following order: Walnuts or pecans, butterscotch morsels , semisweet chocolate morsels, coconut, graham cracker crumbs.
Candy Cookie Mix (Gift Jar Recipe). Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they are evenly distributed, making sure all brown sugar lumps are crushed. Store in an airtight container.
Layer ingredients in order given in 1 quart mason jar.
Place above ingredients in 1 quart mason jar or ziploc baggy with recipe's tag directions. . .
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Layer ingredients in order given in a quart size canning jar. Mix oatmeal in a blender.
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I am looking for a recipe for a sugar cookie mix. This would be the type like a Betty Crocker dry mix which you can purchase. I happened to see a recipe by Sandra Lee which uses the sugar cookie mix, and a few more things to make biscotti. It sounded pretty good. Thank you very much.
By Sandi from Scotland, CT
You can go to FoodNetworkTv anytime you wish. 24/7, and there you should be able to enter your sugar cookie recipe request, and get all the info you need, including Sandra Lee.
Foodtv is free to anyone on the internet.
Also try http://www.recipezaar.com
Try searching "home made gifts in a jar" for cookie mix recipes. Also, recipegoldmine.com has some gifts in a jar mixes.