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    Candy Cookie Mix In A Jar
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon powdered vanilla
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

    Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients
    together until they are evenly distributed, making sure all brown
    sugar lumps are crushed. Store in an airtight container.

    If you want to give this mix as a gift, attach the following
    instructions to the jar:

    Candy Cookie Mix
    1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
    1 large egg
    1 package Candy Cookie Mix
    1 cup candy bar chunks (peanut butter cups, chocolate candy bars or
    chocolate chunks

    Preheat oven to 350° F. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is smooth. Add the egg, and continue beating until the egg is combined. Add the Candy Cookie Mix and candy bar chunks and blend on low just until the cookie mix is incorporated. Form the cookies into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden on the edges. Remove from oven, and cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.




    Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar
    3 cups all-flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons baking powder
    4 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 1/4 teaspoons salt

    Combine all ingredients and put in a quart jar, shake down if
    necessary.Store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.

    Decorate and attach the following written on a gift card:

    Cinnamon Pancake Mix in a Jar
    In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of oil with a wire whisk. Add 1-1/3 cups pancake mix and stir just until moist, and still a bit lumpy . Cook on lightly greased griddle or in a waffle iron. Makes about a dozen medium pancakes.




    Cookie Bar Mix in a Jar
    Present this in a canning jar and it will almost be too pretty for
    the recipient to eat! Enjoy!

    You will need:

    1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
    6 ounce butterscotch morsels
    6 ounce semi-sweet chocolate morsels
    1 cup coconut
    1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1 "wide-mouth" quart size canning jar

    To make this recipe, you'll also need:

    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

    Layer ingredients in a quart sized canning jar in the following
    order: Walnuts or pecans, butterscotch morsels , semisweet chocolate morsels, coconut, graham cracker crumbs. Place lid on jar and cut a piece of fabric large enough to come down over lid and secure with a rubber band. Use pinking shears to cut fabric for a pretty edging.

    Attach the directions for baking the bar cookies on pretty paper with the following directions:

    Cookie Bar Mix In A Jar
    Melt 1/2 cup of butter. Add top layer of graham cracker crumbs. Pat evenly in bottom of an un-greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining layered ingredients into the crumb mixture and spread even with spoon. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over all. Bake at 350 degree oven for 30 minutes; cool. Cut into bars.
    Makes about 36 bars.

    To attach instructions, punch a hole in the corner of the paper with a punch, then attach with the instructions with a ribbon or twine tied around the lid (hiding the rubber band). You can also include a wooden spoon with the jar! These are really pretty when done! They make great Christmas gifts...or any time of the year gifts...Enjoy!





    Cowboy Cookie Mix In A Jar
    1 1/3 cup quick oats
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Combine the next four ingredients together:
    1 1/3 cup flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Layer ingredients in order in a 1 quart, "wide mouth" canning jar.

    Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next ingredient.

    Decorate jar for gift giving and attach gift card with instructions.





    Cranberry Hootycreeks in a Jar
    A beautifully festive cookie in a jar recipe.

    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup rolled oats
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/2 cup white chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped pecans

    Combine the flour, soda and salt together.
    Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart in the order listed.
    Attach a tag with these instructions:

    Cranberry Hootycreeks

    Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet or line with
    parchment paper. In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on
    baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.
    Makes 18 cookies (18 servings).




    Double-Fudge Brownie Mix In A Jar


    2 cups sugar
    1 cup cocoa (not Dutch process)
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

    If you want to give this mix as a gift, attach the following
    instructions to the jar:

    Double-Fudge Brownies
    1 package Double-Fudge Brownie Mix
    1 cup butter or margarine, softened
    4 eggs

    Preheat the oven to 325° F. Grease a 12x9 inch pan. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the Double-Fudge Brownie Mix and continue to beat the mixture until it is smooth. Spread the mixture into the greased pan, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.


    Flavored Coffee Creamer
    Rare is the day that I purchase instant coffee, but you can make any of these mixes into an instant flavored coffee mix by adding a 1/2 cup instant coffee to the mix.
    I mix up the flavored coffee creamers for my regular brewed coffee.
    Mix them up and store in an airtight container. I use canning jars or some other recycled jar for mine.
    Add a couple of spoonfuls to your mug of hot coffee. Yum!

    Amaretto Coffee Creamer
    3/4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
    1 teaspoon almond extract
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

    Toffee Coffee
    1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
    1/2 cup brown sugar

    Fireside Coffee Creamer
    2 cup hot cocoa mix
    2 cup dry non-dairy creamer
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Mocha Coffee Creamer
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup nonfat dry milk
    2 tablespoons cocoa

    Creamy Mocha Creamer
    1 cup dry non-dairy creamer
    1 cup chocolate mix for milk
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Orange Coffee Creamer
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup nonfat dry milk
    1/2 teaspoon dried orange peel

    Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
    2/3 cup sugar
    2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Cappuccino Coffee Creamer
    1 cup hot cocoa mix
    3/4 cup dry non-dairy creamer
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Mocha Coffee Creamer
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups nonfat dry milk
    4 teaspoons cocoa




    Friendship Brownie Mix In A Jar
    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup vanilla chips
    1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup walnuts
    2/3 cup white sugar

    Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Layer the ingredients in a wide-
    mouth quart jar.

    Decorate jar and add this gift tag:

    Friendship Brownie Mix

    Combine contents of jar with: 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2/3 cup vegetable oil. Pour into greased pan. Bake at 350°. Bake in a 9x9 pan for about 35 minutes.




    Friendship Soup Mix In A Jar
    1/2 cup dry split peas
    1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
    1/4 cup pearl barley
    1/2 cup dry lentils
    1/4 cup dried minced onion
    2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
    1/2 cup alphabet macaroni*

    * or other small pasta (can be put in a plastic sandwich bag to make it easier for the recipient to get out of jar.

    In a 1-1/2-pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order
    listed. Seal tightly. Yield: 1 package
    To give as a gift, include the following instructions on your gift
    tag:

    Friendship Soup Mix In A Jar
    1 package Layered Friendship Soup Mix
    1 pound ground beef
    3 quarts water
    1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, un-drained

    Carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain. Add the water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to a boil Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender.
    Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts)




    Gift In A Jar Fund Raiser
    This Jar Sale idea from a reader would be great for school or
    church...

    The school my daughter attended up until Grade 6 has an interesting thing they do around Easter. They have a Jar Sale. They ask every child to bring in 2 jars or containers of some type, with just a few little items in it that would appeal to kids. Then each child is entitled to purchase one jar for $1. The money goes towards school activities. By bringing in 2 jars each, there should be enough for all.

    What I put in them is some Easter grass to cushion the bottom, then I put in things like nail polish, play jewelry, sidewalk chalk,
    skipping ropes, etc for girls, and for the boys, I get those little
    Matchbox type cars, sidewalk chalk, wrapped candy, yo-yos, things like that.

    That is just an example of some of the interesting things I have
    heard about. It's a cool idea and it does go over really well. The
    stuff in the baskets or jars is strictly inexpensive stuff. I used to
    crochet scrunchies to put in them too.



    Note: Seems that recycled jars would work great for this.

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    Great ideas !

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    I noticed you have many of the same. are we on another board together?

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    No, I signed up for another board, but I really never posted.... They were not friendly like here.....

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    Let me add, I am glad we're on this board together ! You have added so many wonderful recipes, I have been reading them all night....... I'm sure you will add much to this village !!!!!!!

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    I'm hoping to LEARN so much from the village! I can't sew,want to learn to quilt, can,everything! I guess I have to get into SPONGEMOM mode!lol

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