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Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

  •  4.8 stars stars based on 65 reviews
  •   98% would make this again
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3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 gingerbread boy-shaped cookie cutter

Use a clean 1 quart jar and press each layer down firmly. Put in half of the flour along with the baking powder and baking soda. Add the spices and the remaining flour. Add the brown sugar last. Tie a ribbon around the top of the jar and attach the cookie cutter and the directions below.

Attach these directions to the jar:
Gingerbread Cookies
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup molasses and 1 egg. Mix until completely blended. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Decorate with icing.

Note: Yield depends on how big your cookie cutters are. It makes approximately 60 3-inch cookies.

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Reviews of Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar:

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  A cookie baker in atlantis  Nov 30, 2009
Would make this again.
I liek em! 5 stars

  Baker of cookies  Nov 18, 2009
Would make this again.
they were ok i guess 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 13, 2009
Would make this again.
Best Gingerbread cookies ever! 5 stars

  siera in maine  Oct 19, 2009
Would make this again.
i love these cookies! they make great gifts and are a warm surprise for your children. I love them and everyone ive made them for tell me they do to do. =] try them! there good! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in nevada  Dec 23, 2008
Would make this again.
wheni first mad these cookies the dough was realy crumbly! but when i dug my hads in and kneeded it with 3/4 of butter not 1/2 it truned out perfect these are delicious!! i love love them!mmmmmm........the best! 5 stars

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