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Help I need jar 'gift' recipes!

Do you have a tested and true recipe. I would like something simple. I was thinking people would probably like dessert ones over soup ones. What do you think? or what about the hot drinks like tea, hot chocolate etc.? What recipe can you share? TIA

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QandA

Asked by QandA at 7:13 PM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • allrecipes.com has lots of them. basically any recipe with dry ingrediants that you like and then tell waht wet ones to add.
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 7:14 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • I like the smores in a jar. Here's one recipe I found.


    http://www.designswithheart.net/jar_gifts/SmoresJar.html

    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 7:19 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • If you are really lazy you could get a bag of cookie mix, muffin mix, box of brownie or cake mix. Open it, put it in the jar, write out the directions and give that out too...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:50 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Jar Mix
    Gift Mix:
    2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 Tbsp. ground ginger
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. ground cloves
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    1-1/2 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
    To make mix:
    In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.
    Ingredients needed to complete
    Cookies:
    1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened (no substitutions)
    3/4 cup honey
    1 large egg

    cont.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:57 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • To prepare cookies:1. In a large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining cookie mix; beat well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.2. Heat oven to 350 F. Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.3. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

    Variations:

    cont.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:58 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • Decorated Cookies:
    Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white chocolate, ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes, assorted small candies or candy sprinkles.

    Thumbprint Cookies
    Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of each cookie dough ball. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown. Remove cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate candy into indentation or fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Cool and store as directed.

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:58 PM on Sep. 21, 2009

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