Cookies in a Jar Mix
Tie a gingerbread
man (or woman!) cookie cutter to the outside of the jar with
festive ribbon to make your jar gift extra special.
2 cups all-purpose
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
Combine 2 cups
of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. In a
separate bowl, mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the
spices. Using a one-quart wide-mouth jar, layer the ingredients
starting with the flour baking powder mixture then the brown
sugar and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack down each
layer so it all fits!
In large bowl,
empty contents of jar, stirring together well. Add 1/2 cup
margarine, 3/4 cup molasses and 1 egg. Continue stirring until
completely blended. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator
for one hour.
Preheat oven to
350F. Sprinkle flour on counter and roll dough to 1/4"
thicknes. Cut shapes into gingerbread men and women shapes.
Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool