Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Mix

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Sweetened Dried Cranberries
1 can (15 oz.) libby’s® 100% Pure Pumpkin

Combine all ingredients, except pumpkin, in large bowl. Pour into 1-quart resealable plastic bag. Place in fabric bag. Place bread mix and can of pumpkin in 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Recipe To Attach:
Beat together 3/4 cup Libby’S 100% Pure Pumpkin, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs and 1/4 cup orange juice or water in large mixer bowl until blended. Add contents of bag; stir until just moistened.

Spoon batter into greased and floured9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Bake in preheated 350° F. oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 1 loaf.

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Chocolate Graham Cookies

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 package M & M® mini-baking bits (either milk chocolate or semi-sweet)
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
canning jar

Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

Evenly layer the ingredients in a 1-quart mason jar making sure to pack each layer down as you go. Layer the ingredients in the following order, bottom to top: brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour mixture, graham cracker crumbs and M&M’s®.

Wipe the lip of the jar and secure the lid on tightly.

Attach the following instructions:

You’ll Need:
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) of unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, egg, milk and vanilla at high speed. Stir in the contents of the jar, until combined.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes until set (do not overbake).

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Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix in a Jar

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dried cherries
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Other Supplies:
1 wide mouth quart size canning jar per gift
Rings and flat lids
Colorful print fabric to cut in 6-inch circles
Dry measuring cups
Paper, pencils, color markers to make labels
Tape or yarn to attach labels

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

In a wide mouth quart jar, layer ingredients in order listed. Press after each layer before adding next ingredient.

Prepare the label instructions

Tips for Packing Mix Jars
-Use dry measuring cups and measure accurately
-Do not assume a pasta sauce or mayonnaise jar is a quart.
-Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt with a wire whisk
-Pack layers tightly in the order they are listed so all the ingredients will fit and won’t get mixed up
-If you want to keep two layers separate, cut a circle of wax paper and lay between.
-If baking cocoa is in the middle, wipe down the inside of the jar with paper towel to prevent streaking.
-Place lid on to pack tightly the last layer.
-Lay fabric ring over lid and screw on the ring portion of the lid.

Attach ingredient list and directions with tape or punch a hole and tie it on with yarn or ribbon.

Attach the following recipe on a gift label:
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Makes 3 dozen

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mix ingredients. Add 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 large egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until completely blended; it will be a very stiff mix and may require hand mixing.

Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Shape dough in to balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool 5 minutes on a baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling.

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10-Minute Holiday Cookies in a Jar

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup M & M chocolate candies (red and green, preferable)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup sugar

In a quart-sized mason jar, layer the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, chocolate candies, brown sugar and sugar, packing each layer tightly.

Add a ribbon and a tag with the following directions:

Empty jar of cookie mix into a mixing bowl; mix well. Add 1/2-cup butter or margarine, melted, 2 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until blended.

Roll into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees until edges are lightly browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Cool on cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

Makes: 1 dozen cookies

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Cinnamon Bar Cookie Jar Gift Mix

1 cup sugar
2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups powdered or chopped walnuts

Use a 1 quart wide mouthed jar.

Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt together and pour in the jar. Place the nuts into a resealable bag and place on top of mix. Seal, decorate and attach the recipe tag.

Cinnamon Bar Cookies

You will need:

1 cup butter, (2 sticks)
1 egg, yolk separated from white

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a 15 1/2×10 1/2×1″ baking pan.

Beat the butter and egg yolk together.

Remove the nut bag from the jar and set aside.

Add the jar ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Press the batter into the pan. Beat the egg white until foamy and spread sparingly over top of the batter. Sprinkle the nuts on top and press on.

Bake for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

Makes 48.

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Snow Balls Cookie Jar Gift Mix

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar (put in a snack size ziplock bag and label “confectioners sugar”)

In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar (1/2 cup) and the flour. Place into a 1 quart jar. Put the chopped pecans on top. Add the ziplock bag to the top. Close the lid and attach a tag with the following instructions:

Snow Balls

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease cookie sheets. Remove bag of confectioners’ sugar and set aside (this will be used after the cookies are baked).

In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of shortening (like Crisco sticks) and 1/4 cup margarine (not diet or tub). Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add contents of the jar and mix well.

Roll dough into 1″ balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool, and roll in the confectioners’ sugar.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Ball Quart Jar, Wide Mouth, Set of 12

White Christmas Bars in a Jar

1/4 cup white chocolate or vanilla milk chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted* and cooled
1/2 cup sweetened dried cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed**
1 cup buttermilk biscuit baking mix
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed**
1 cup buttermilk biscuit baking mix

In 1-quart wide-mouth glass jar, gently layer and pack ingredients in the order listed, beginning with the white chocolate or vanilla chips.

If there is any space left after adding the last ingredient, add more white chocolate or vanilla chips to fill the jar. Place lid on top.

Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric to cover lid. Place fabric over lid; secure in place with ribbon or raffia. Decorate as desired.

Make a gift card to attach as follows:
To make White Christmas Cherry Bars:

Heat oven to 350°F. Empty contents of jar into medium bowl.

Stir in:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Press into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until bars are light golden brown and center is almost set.

Makes 16 bars.

*To toast pecans, place in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring every minute.
**After measuring the brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.

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Sand Art Brownies

In large canning jar or mayonnaise jar, layer

3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup PLUS 1/8 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup vanilla chips
1/2 cup walnuts

You can try to make v-shaped designs or whatever by pushing a knife down along the sides.

Attach tag that says:

Combine contents of jar with
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour into greased pan (11×7″) And bake at 350°F for 32-37 minutes, or 9×9″ For 27-32 minutes.

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Brownies In A Jar

2-1/4 cups white sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Pour sugar into a clean and dry one quart jar. Press down firmly. Add cocoa powder and press down firmly. Pour in chopped pecans, making sure pecans are evenly layered in the jar. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into jar and seal.

Attach the following directions to the jar:
Empty mix into large bowl. Use your hands to mix thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup of butter or margarine and 4 slightly beaten eggs. Mix until completely blended.

Spread batter into a lightly greased or sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Makes 2 dozen.

Ball Jar Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands, Regular, Set of 12

Holiday Cajun Seasoning Jar Gift Mix

2 tablespoons chili pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
2 1/4 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons dry oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dry thyme
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake well.

Makes about 1/2 cup.

1 Ball Mason Jar with Lid – Regular Mouth – 16 oz