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Showing posts with label Christmas Cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Cookies. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar

Makes about 36

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cup raisins

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart "wide mouth" canning jar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer in place before adding the flour mixture. Find more recipes here

Instructions to attach to jar:

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

1. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing
bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.

2. Add: 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened at room temp. Stir in one egg, slightly beaten. Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

3. Mix until completely blended. You may need to finish mixing with your hands.

4. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. DO NOT USE WAXED PAPER.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 11 to 13 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to baking racks to finish cooling.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 2/3C sugars
1 c oil
1 16 oz can pumpkin

Mix together well, set aside.

2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t all spice
1 t nutmeg
1 t ginger
1 t salt
whisk together. Then pour into the pumpkin mixture.

Pour into jellyroll pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 min. Cool on wire rack.
1 stick butter
8 oz. Cream cheese
1 t vanilla extract
2 c confectioners sugar
Mix all together. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.
This recipe was on the Amish Recipe Site posted d5enzo

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cherry Rum Balls

Cherry Rum Balls
2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers ( 40 to 50)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped red candied cherries
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup rum
3 tablespoons corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In medium bowl, combine crushed wafers , 1 cup powdered sugar, cherries, and pecans. Add rum, syrup and butter. Blend well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cover tightly; let sit 24 hours for flavors to blend

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Cookies in a Jar

Cookies in a jar make a nice, home made holiday gift. You might also make some up in case you need a quick cookie gift.

Basic cooking instructions.
You need to include these with all jars.

Empty cookies in a jar mix into a medium bowl. Stir in one stick of melted butter or margarine, one large egg, and one teaspoon vanilla until well combined.
Shape into one inch balls. Place on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown.
Makes about 30 cookies.
Take the ingredients listed below and layer them in a one quart mason jar (see the picture above). Most people put the “special” ingredients in first so they are most visible. If there is space available at the top after all ingredients have been used you can add some more of what makes the recipe special at the top. After the lid is placed on the jar you can cover it with an eight inch fabric circle secured with a ribbon or rubber band. Instructions can be put in the jar or done up as a card that you attach to the ribbon.

For each jar you will need the following basic ingredients.

1 cup biscuit baking mix
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup biscuit baking mix
½ cup dark brown sugar
Add the items listed below to this basic mix to create different kinds of cookies.


1 cup chopped hazelnuts toasted and cooled completely.


½ cup chopped Macadamia nuts
½ cup white chocolate chips


½ cup butterscotch chips
1 cup old fashioned oats


1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup old fashioned oats


2/3 cups sweetened dried cranberries
½ cup chopped pecans


1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips


2/3 cups toffee chips
½ cup chopped pecans


½ cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cups chocolate covered raisins


1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
½ cup sliced almonds


1 cup chocolate M&Ms

You get the idea. About one to one and a half cups of "special" ingredients for each batch. Make up your own!

Orange Slice Cookie Mix In A Jar

Orange Slice Cookie Mix

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-3/4 cups flour mixed with 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1½ cups orange slice candies, quartered (wrap in plastic wrap)

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Remove candies from jar and set aside. Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix until completely blended. Stir in orange candies.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375ยบ for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 2½ dozen.

Butterfinger Cookie Mix in a Jar

Butterfinger Cookie Mix in a Jar

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon powdered vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, making sure there are no lumps in the brown sugar. Store in an airtight container.

If giving as a gift, attaching the following instructions:

Butterfinger Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 cup Butterfinger bar, broken into pieces
Contents of jar or tin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter until smooth with electric mixer. Add egg, and beat until combined. Add Butterfinger pieces, contents of the jar or tin, and blend on low.

Form cookies into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven; let rest 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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