After a previous post on homemade food gifts
asked if I had a recipe for some cookie mix-in-a-jar that looks good and makes good cookies. I think this Chocolatey Peanut Butter Cookie Mix, from
the Gooseberry Patch Gift Mixes Cookbooklet #1
, fills the bill nicely.
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
In wide-mouth, one quart jar, smush in the brown sugar. Then pour in the powdered sugar and pack down well. Next, add the layer of cocoa, pack down, and wipe the sides of the jar with a paper towel to remove any puffs of cocoa from the sides. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt, then add that as your final layer. The whole thing should fit perfectly.
Add a gift tag with the following instructions:
Cream together 1/2 c. butter, 2 eggs, and 1/2 c. peanut butter. Stir in the dry mix. Feel free to use your hands :). Shape into one-inch balls. Place on greased (or parchment paper-lined) cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes. Makes 30 - 36 cookies.
Have you tried any homemade food gifts the rest of us should know about? Feel free to leave a link in your comments.