Recipe by Staci
"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!"
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1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
I made a batch for my family and I did add the 1 Tablespoon of vinegar as was recommended and they came out perfect… so I then proceeded to make 12 more jars for Christmas gifts. They are amazing! I handed them out yesterday, and I’ve already received five phone calls asking for the specifications to the measurements so more could be made. I compressed everything when measuring and added the flour mixtures in the jar about a ½ cup at a time, and there was plenty of room to spare at the top. Just be sure to watch them in the oven, and check on them... for ours, they were done in aproximately 9-10 minutes.
Also, if you are making many jars of this recipe, as I did, I found that about four jars takes up roughly one 5 pound bag of flour (with about 1-1/2 C left over) and roughly one 2 pound bag of brown sugar.
THIS WAS NOT THE BEST RECIPE. THE DOUGH WAS VERY DRY AND CRUMBLY, AND THE COOKIES WERE VERY HARD. I ADJUSTED THE TIMING SHORTER, THEY WERE BETTER, BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR OTHER GINGERBREAD RECIPES. MICH
My daughter loved these cookies. I reduced the cloves to half a teaspoon, because I thought it would be too spicy and I added 1 tablespoon of vinegar which kept the dough from being crumbly. I burnt one batch and they were hard as a rock so be careful not to cook for longer then 10 minutes!
I am giving it out this year in bags! (Added the vinegar to mine too) HERe is a poem I am going to attach with a cookie cutter.Credit to Me (Madeleline McJones mom in the hat)
And It happened this way, they will all come to say
That mom was cooking, some cookies that day
And her daughter was helping, as daughters will do
And the cookies were making baking smells too
The daughter said something,
She said something loud and she said it quite clear.
She said “This is the best day I have had all year!”
Those few simple words on that baking day
Surprised mommy so, she did not know what to say
That moment had caught that mom off guard,
But since she was busy she did not think on it to hard.
Those words that had came out sounded so sincere
That mommy replied, “I am proud of you, dear”
But from that moment on, to this very day
Mommy planned on giving cookie cutters away.
So she had been shopping and shopping
On, you guessed it, EBAY!
So here you go, you may get one or two
They my be dingy and old, they may be shiny and new
But either way they will make cookies for you
Find yourself a friend, any toddler will do
Then cook up some cookies, They are good for you!
They do not come from a box, a bag, or a store
And they do take some time and make a mess on the floor
But if you are lucky your partner may say
Those words that make that mommy cry to this very day.
I made this for Christmas gifts. I added a little copper cookie-cutter tied on with raffia. I baked some myself to be sure it was good and they turned out great! I will likely make them again this year!
Delicious gingerbread cookies! The best I've had. Fun to make too. I took other people's suggestion and added the tablespoon of vinegar and they weren't one bit crubly. They stayed fresh tasting and chewing for over a week! I was shocked. Definitely will make again.
The dough was a little harder to work with than hoped, but the taste and smell of these soft cookies are fantastic! For perfect softness, cover with a cloth as they cool until just warm. Then transfer to zipper lock bags or airtight container with a slice of apple.
I made this recipe for everyone I knew for Christmas presents and they all LOVED it. I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe. The best part was the spices mixture being on top, as soon as you open the jar it smells wonderful. Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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