Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar
Gingerbread Cookie Mix layered in a one quart canning jar. Great Christmas gift.
Place a circle of gingerbread fabric between lid and ring and tie a gingerbread
man cookie cutter onto jar with ribbon!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the
remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. In a
1 quart, wide mouth canning jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour
and baking powder mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the
flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly between layers.
2 Attach a card to the jar with the following directions: Gingerbread Cookies 1.
Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses, and 1 slightly beaten
egg. Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and
refrigerate for 1 hour. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 3.
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. 4.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Decorate as desired.
Makes 18 Cookies