I packed the jar, then baked it immediately to test for gift-worthiness. The fit in the jar is (as mentioned) *very* tight. I added 2 Tbs. powedered eggs, and had about 1.5 Tbs flour mix left over - so about 1/2 Tbs of wiggle room. I made some tweaks: The aforementioned powdered eggs, from Honeyville Grain, to cut the amount of stuff people need to add later. Dried cranberries instead of raisins, both for more seasonal flavor and because I don't like raisins. I cut the brown sugar by 1/4 cup, but added a few extra cranberries. I replaced the butter with grapeseed oil because I'm a very sensitive lactose-intolerant, and added 1/3rd cup of water at the end to reconstitute the egg powder and because the dough seemed dry. Conclusion: These were amazing! I'm glad I cut the brown sugar - it was just the right amount of sweetness. The oil definitely had a lot to do with why these came out so good. I bet it could be cut and a little water added and still make a good cookie, but I won't bother to try it. They might only be a 4-star cookie if not in a jar, since I am conservative in my ratings and my family liked these cookies but didn't rave about them for hours; but because the quantities were sized for gift-giving right off the bat, I am giving this a definite 5-star. A big thank you to the author of this recipe for making this part of my holiday gift-giving easy to work out!
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I packed the jar, then baked it immediately to test for gift-worthiness. The fit in the jar...