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Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar


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 glencoe  Nov 2, 2013
Would not make this again.
not that good 1 star

  A cookie baker in colorado  Nov 25, 2011
Would make this again.
I don't know if it's the altitude I'm in, but my mix was too dry. I had to add about 2 tbsp of water and an additional 2 tbsp of butter to get it to where it would form together. 3 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 5, 2011
Would make this again.
Very tasty gingerbread. Stays soft. Decorate with sugar cookie and royal icing. Awesome! 5 stars

  Amy in GA  Jan 14, 2011
Would make this again.
I made these cookies 3 times during the holidays. I got a lot of compliments on them, and even had a guy at work that offered to pay me to make him his own batch. I definitely will make them again. 5 stars

  Amy in GA  Jan 2, 2011
Would make this again.
I made 3 batches of these cookies this Christmas for 3 different occasions. I had many compliments, and I had 1 guy at work offer to pay me to make him some of his own. I definitely will be making these for years to come. 5 stars

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