Sunday, December 9, 2007

Cookies in a Jar

I found these cookie cutter and thought they were hilarious, I just had to get them for my friend who collects cookie cutters. Then, I thought what better to go with cookie cutters than a cookie mix. It turned out so well and it looks great, I can't wait to give them to her. I found the cookie in a jar recipe on

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice

Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the spices. In a one-quart, wide-mouth canning jar layer the ingredients starting with the flour baking powder mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture.

Attach a card to the jar with the following instructions:

Gingerbread Cookies:

Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Blend together well. Add 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses and 1 slightly beaten egg. Mix until completely blended. Dough will be very stiff so you may need to use your hands. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Decorate as desired.


Nina said...

Those cookie cutters are sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Don't steal Jackson's fire. He always makes gingerbread cookies with the exact same cookie cutters!