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Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix in a Jar

Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix in a Jar

Great project to do with the kids.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Dessert, Food Gifts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, dried cherries, food gifts, mason jar, semisweet chocolate chips
Servings: 36

Equipment

  • 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

Ingredients

Cookie Mix

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 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

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine; softened,
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten,
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cookie Mix

  • 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.
  • Attach the following recipe on a gift label:

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

  • Heat 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 for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on a baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling.
  • Yield: 3 dozen

Notes

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.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix in a Jar
Serving Size
 
1 each
Amount per Serving
Calories
133
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
16
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
65
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
54
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
307
mcg
34
%
Calcium
 
21
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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