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!

Staci
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. 31 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
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 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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/13/2003
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 Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
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 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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
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 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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2003
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/08/2003
Not a good dough dry and crumbly. After refrigerating could not even make a ball of dough in my hands. Ended up adding gradually almost 3/4 cup of water! Kids were frustrated that the reciple didn't work. Cookies were so dry they baked fast taste is so-so. Will search for better moister easier gingerbread cookie recipe. Read More
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