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Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar

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Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar
4.3 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: Gifts in a JarDifficulty: Medium


3-inch cookies (can vary)

Make this gift-in-a-jar cookie mix for the foodies in your life.


  • 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 brown sugar. Add the remaining flour last. If desired, create more visual impact by dividing the brown sugar into two layers. 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 350°F. 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.


  • Yield depends on how big your cookie cutters are.


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- A Baker
Very tasty gingerbread. Stays soft. Decorate with sugar and royal icing. Awesome!
- A Baker
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.
- A Baker
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.
- Amy
YOu who have hard time with sticky dough, carefully measure that mollases! even use a little less.
- A Baker
I had a hard time with the dough. It was extremely sticky. I had to add about a cup more of flour to keep it from sticking to the table and cookie cutters. Overall, they were easy to make and I would make them again. They are yummy cookies!
- Alanna
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!
- siera
Would definitely make again! As for yield I'll try and figure out this year, but they were a huge hit with my friends last Christmas. Very yummy with buttercream frosting.
- Wendy
I loved the gingerbread cookies. My family loved them also. We ate cookies so fast that when my cousin came over ther wern't any left!
- Marianna
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