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This cookie mix recipe makes a great holiday food gift in less than 30 minutes. Decorate the jar to make an extra special presentation.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

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Dry Mix (for the gift):

Directions

Dry Mix:
  • In large bowl, blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In smaller bowl, stir together half of this flour mixture and the cocoa powder so cocoa is partially mixed in.

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Layer dry mix ingredients in jar:
  • Spoon flour-cocoa mixture into bottom of jar; press down very hard to compact (a small spice jar works well for compacting). Spoon plain flour mixture on top of flour-cocoa mixture; compact. Continue layering with dark-brown sugar, light-brown sugar and granulated sugar, compacting each layer. Top with butterscotch chips. Seal jar tightly. Store up to 2 weeks at cool room temperature.

To present as gift:
  • Decorate lid of jar with felt or fabric. Tie with ribbons and bows. Attach recipe to jar with ribbon. Include appropriate kitchen utensils if desired, such as a small whisk and wooden cooking spoon.

Prepare instructions for using mix:
  • Type or handwrite following recipe on large gift tag, 4 x 3 inches.

  • Cookie Mix in a Jar:

  • In large bowl, combine 3/4 cup cooled, melted butter with 3 large eggs and

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Stir in contents of jar just until mixed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 13 minutes or until firm. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 1 minute. Remove cookies to rack and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 28mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 20g; protein 2g; sodium 57mg.
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