This is a cookie mix with an attached tag which gives the directions on how to prepare the mix and bake the cookies. Seasonal fabric or a particular kitchen decorating color scheme used for the cloth topper makes the jar attractive enough to display on a baker's rack until it is ready to be used.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Layer the ingredients in the order given in a one quart wide mouth canning jar. Firmly pack each ingredient in place. It will be a tight fit, but all ingredients will fit in the jar. Use pinking shears to cut an 8 or 9 inch circle from gingham, calico, or a seasonal fabric. Place the fabric over the wide mouth lid and rim and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band. Attach a card to the ribbon or raffia with the following mixing and baking directions:

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  • Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Use hands to mix the wet and dry ingredients together. When completely blended, roll into large walnut sized balls. Place on unprepared cookie sheets and use the palm of your hand to flatten each cookie ball. Bake at 350 in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

239.7 calories; 2.4 g protein; 38.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 161.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
My daughter made these for gifts for friends and teachers at school. We baked our own batch to test them and they were excellent! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2015
I made these today as directed. They're made up of great flavors but for me the cookies themselves were overpoweringly sweet. Just out of the oven they're nice and crispy but once covered even for a couple of hours they're chewy and sticky. Unfortunately I filled jars as I was making my test batch instead of testing them first. I'd suggest testing them first to make sure you like them because a lot of people do they just aren't one of my favorites. Read More
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
My daughter made these for gifts for friends and teachers at school. We baked our own batch to test them and they were excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I prepared this cookie in a jar recipe as gifts for Christmas. Everyone who received a jar asked me for the recipe. They're delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I made these for Christmas gifts and the cookies were great! I used rice crispies for the cereal and put it in a clear baggie on the top to keep the cereal crisp. The people who used the cookies said they were so easy and the cookies were delicious. These are a great gift! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
These were some of the BEST cookies I ever made using this recipe as an outline I modified it, while making the "test batch". I put all the dry ingredients into a bowl in this order: 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup cocoa pebbles (chocolate rice krispies) 3/4 cup chocolate chips 4 tablespoons cocoa powder Mix dry ingredients with hand beater, add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg & 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well with beater, form with hands into walnut sized balls, slightly flattened. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. They taste like chocolate macaroon cookies...I am definatley going to make these for gifts this year! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
Made as directed with seasonal fabric and it DOES make a beautiful gift. I made them for the volunteers at the church. They were well received AND delicious too. Now it's October '07 and I'm getting ready to make these as gifts again. So what does that tell ya? MAKE THE RECIPE!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2008
My sister gave me this recipe in a jar about 5 years ago and I have been making them every year since! These don't look like they will bake up correctly when you put them on the pan but they come out perfect every time. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
These cookies were great. Very nice texture; not to soft or crunchy. I used 2 cups instead of 1 1/8 cups flour. The first time the cookies had no shape at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
These cookies are fantastic! I have made these several times and they always turn out perfectly. I usually use Special-K cereal (crushed) but corn flakes work equally as well. Whenever I want to bake an extra special cookie for friends or family this is the recipe I use! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
I made several cookie in a jar recipes for holiday gifts this year and this cookie was one of them. My mother-in-law absolutely loved them and the cookies disappeared super fast. Everyone that tried them loved the cookies. I made these one other time and found that people really do enjoy them. They have a great taste and are so easy to make. I will be making these for years to come! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2015
I made these today as directed. They're made up of great flavors but for me the cookies themselves were overpoweringly sweet. Just out of the oven they're nice and crispy but once covered even for a couple of hours they're chewy and sticky. Unfortunately I filled jars as I was making my test batch instead of testing them first. I'd suggest testing them first to make sure you like them because a lot of people do they just aren't one of my favorites. Read More