This is a really big recipe for mass 'cookie mix in a jar' production. Great for gift giving.

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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In your largest bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and white sugar. Add the shortening and stir until mixture is mealy. Lightly stir in the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips until they are distributed evenly. Place 4 cups of the master mix into each 1 quart jar.

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  • Attach the following directions to the jar: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until well blended. Add entire contents of the jar to the bowl, stir until combined. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. This recipe makes about 2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; 1.2 g protein; 23.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 74.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I made this recipe using butter flavored shortening and it is FANTASTIC. If you are searching through all these "in a jar" cookie recipes this is the one. I substituted green and red M&M's for the butterscotch pieces and it makes an attractive mix in the jar for Christmas gifts-a lot easier and faster than layering all those messy ingredients! Also when combining the shortening give the spoon a rest and use your hands. Its much quicker and you can finish up with a pastry cutter for a finer texture. Overall this is fast and good-we baked one batch and they are nicely textured and flavorful with the butter shortening. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
The jars really did look good with the shortening mixture but I had many questions from people about shelf life of a jar mix containing shortening that I could not fully answer. I suggested everyone use it within 1 month but if you were the recipient of a gift like this wouldn't you want to be sure of the freshness? Anyone else have the answer for us all? Read More
(47)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
I made this recipe using butter flavored shortening and it is FANTASTIC. If you are searching through all these "in a jar" cookie recipes this is the one. I substituted green and red M&M's for the butterscotch pieces and it makes an attractive mix in the jar for Christmas gifts-a lot easier and faster than layering all those messy ingredients! Also when combining the shortening give the spoon a rest and use your hands. Its much quicker and you can finish up with a pastry cutter for a finer texture. Overall this is fast and good-we baked one batch and they are nicely textured and flavorful with the butter shortening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
This is the BEST! And after doing a little research as long as the jars are air tight this mix should last up to six months with no problems! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
The jars really did look good with the shortening mixture but I had many questions from people about shelf life of a jar mix containing shortening that I could not fully answer. I suggested everyone use it within 1 month but if you were the recipient of a gift like this wouldn't you want to be sure of the freshness? Anyone else have the answer for us all? Read More
(47)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
I thought this recipe was great and easy. Mix the choc chips and butterschotch chips together evenly first before adding them to the mix. I used 2 cups regular shortening and 2 cups butter flavor. Using your hands is much easier and a very large mixng bowl is definitely required. Hint: After adding the 4 cups to each of your mason jars let them settle a little then divide the remaining mix evenly among all 6 jars. I used a printer to print the RECIPE on a label and placed the label on the side of the jar because last year many people lost the little paper I had attached with the directions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This recipe makes really good cookies. It takes a little time to blend in the shortening but its worth it. I made them for my daughters teachers. I thought it might be a good idea to try a batch before sending and they are really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This was an awesome mix. Used it last year for Christmas. I used the Hoilday MM's instead of the butterscotch chips. I wanted the color and I layered the jar. This was a bit tricky because the recipe calls for everthing to be mixed together then put into the jars. But it was a success. Everyone I gave these jars to Raved about them and asked for the recipe. 5star! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2008
not what I was hoping for after reading the reviews. I was looking for a mix that would give me the texture of the ready-to-bake pillsbury cookies. These seem to lean more to the side of a cake"ish" type. I am going to try it with just 1 egg in the next batch and see what happens. Still not bad if you like that texture we just don't. TIP: Making these for your own cupboard and don't have jars? Put in ziplock sandwhich bags and write the 2 eggs and vanilla on the bag. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
My friend was looking for a "massive" amt. of cookies to make and send to Iraq. This was a God's send! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2007
General concept is a good one but the actual cookie was a little too rich. Would use half the chocolate & or butterscotch chips. Read More
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