Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipe -
Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipe
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Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 dozen Change Servings
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    20 mins

    20 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2007

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 12, 2003


Dec 13, 2003

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!

Dec 12, 2003

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!

Dec 15, 2003

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.

Dec 06, 2004

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.

Dec 28, 2005

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.

Dec 05, 2003

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!


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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