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November 30, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Jar Mix Cookie Gift Recipes
Sharon's Jar Mix Gift Recipes - Cookie Recipes (15 Recipes)
Potato Chip Cookie Mix Recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, M&M's Cookie Mix Recipe, Dreamsicle Cookie Mix Recipe, Molasses Cookie Mix Recipe, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe, Peanut Butter Cookie Mix Recipe, Sugar Cookies Recipe, Gingerbread Cookie Mix Recipe, Applesauce Cookies Recipe, Orange Cookies Recipe, Ginger Cookies Recipe, Butterscotch Chip Cookies Recipe, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Cookie Mix Recipe | Too Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe | Can You Freeze a Pumpkin Pie? |

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Can You Freeze a Pumpkin Pie?
The answer to whether you can freeze a pumpkin pie is yes, but do the following. I also think the following applies to all pies you want to freeze.
Robbie IIN

The pie must be completely cool before wrapping, better if it is slightly chilled. If this is not done the steam will get trapped below your wrapper.
This extra moisture will move into your crust and destroy its texture and taste.
Cover the pumpkin pie with plastic wrap
Wrap the pie completely with plastic wrap (saran wrap). If gaps appear, put another layer over to cover it.
Cover it again with foil
Now wrap the whole package with aluminum foil. The purpose of the foil is to prevent funky smells and odors in the freezer entering your pie. Place pie in freezer on a flat surface until it is solidly frozen.

Caution!
Never put a pie in a freezer
where fish has been,
unless you want fishy pumpkin pie. To thaw the pie Remove all wrappers
Remove the foil and plastic wrap from the pie. Throw away the foil and plastic.

Never reuse them. Try not to contaminate the pie with the foil that might have touched raw meat while your pie was in the freezer.
Place the totally uncovered pie in the refrigerator on a flat surface. The pie must set in the refrigerator for at least 4 to 8 hours. Why thaw in the refrigerator first?

If you take the pie directly out of the freezer and place it at room temperature the pie will turn out bad.
It is like this. A glass of ice water will start to sweat when the surrounding air is much warmer than the glass. Water is condensing on the surface of the cold glass. Place the same glass of ice water in the refrigerator and it no longer sweats.
A frozen pie is no different than a glass of ice water. Water will condensed on your frozen pie when sitting at room temperature. You do not see the water because the pie crust is absorbing it. This is not good. You do not want a wet and soggy crust.

If you want to heat your pie up or if it still is a little too cold to eat after thawing in the refrigerator, you can use the microwave oven.

Remember microwave ovens do not heat things evenly. A spot on the pie filling could be steaming while the pie crust is still chilled.

Do not heat it in the microwave all in one shot. Put the pie in the oven for 15 seconds then let it rest for 2 minutes. Repeat the process until you reached your desired temperature for the pie.
Robbie IN
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For Betty who wanted to know if you use the regular or mini Reeses cups in the Reeses Cup Fudge that I recently shared, it is the regular size. You want to put them in the pan so that they touch. You could probably use the mini ones, but neither my sister or I have tried this.
Robbie IN



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Ditto and the Cradle
My sister-in-law brought me the cradle that was used in my family with my brothers and myself. It used to have rockers on it but years ago the rockers were sawed off sometime before I was a baby. Betty carried in the cradle and within 2 minutes Ditto eyed the cradle and decided it must be his. He now has dragged several of his fleece blankets and put them in it. He now has all his favorite toys hidden under the blanket.I noticed he has even moved all the pens he has stolen from me and all the little pieces of paper he has collected for the past several years. A little while ago,I watched Ditto take one of my hand towels from my bathroom and carried down the hall to his new bed. I assume he needed a pillow for his bed. I will try and get a picture of him in it. The lumps under the blanket will be his favorite toys and my pens. Ditto can jump it in but Little One is unable to jump very well since his last injuries.
Nancy


Too Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients
2 cans cherry pie filling, 20 oz. each
1 can pitted dark sweet cherries in heavy syrup, drained, 15 oz
1/4 cup flour, divided
1/2 t. almond extract
5 white bread slices
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 large egg
1-1/2 t. grated lemon rind

Directions
Stir together pie filling, cherries and 2 T. flour. Stir in almond extract. Place i lightly greased 8 inch square baking dish. Trim crusts from bread slices; cut each slice into 5 strips. Arrange bread strips over fruit mixture. Stir together remaining 2 T. flour, sugar, and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle over bread strips. Bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

For easy peach cobbler, substitute 2 packages frozen peaches, thawed and drained, 16 oz. each, for the cherry pie filling and canned cherries. Omit almond extract and grated lemon rind .Proceed as directed.

For easy berry cobbler, substitute 1 can blueberry pie filling, 21 oz, and 2 pkg. frozen whole strawberries, 10 oz. each, unthawed for cherry pie filling and canned cherries. Omit almond extract; add 1 t. vanilla extract and 1 t. lemon juice. Proceed as directed. Serves 4 to 6
Sherry (in Indiana)


Sharon's Jar Mix Gift Recipes - Cookie Recipes (15 Recipes)
Potato Chip Cookie Mix Recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, M&M's Cookie Mix Recipe, Dreamsicle Cookie Mix Recipe, Molasses Cookie Mix Recipe, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe, Peanut Butter Cookie Mix Recipe
Sugar Cookies Recipe, Gingerbread Cookie Mix Recipe, Applesauce Cookies Recipe, Orange Cookies Recipe, Ginger Cookies Recipe, Butterscotch Chip Cookies Recipe, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Cookie Mix Recipe

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Potato Chip Cookie Mix Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions
In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart wide mouth canning jar. It will be a tight fit. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Decorate the jar and attach a tag with the following directions:

Potato Chip Cookie Mix
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add: 2 sticks butter, softened and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until blended completely. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Flatten. Bake at 350F for 14 to 18 minutes until edges are very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheets. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the salt and baking soda in with the flour, then layer the ingredients into the jar. Use scissors to cut a 9 inch diameter circle from calico. Place over lid and secure with rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover rubber band.

Attach this to the Jar:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 375F. Sift dry ingredients through a colander to separate the chocolate chips from other ingredients. Beat 1 cup of butter or margarine in a medium bowl. Beat sifted ingredients into butter until blended. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of vanilla.Mix beaten egg mixture into butter mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, spaced well apart, onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 4 dozen.

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M&M's Cookie Mix Recipe

1-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups M&M candies; use red and green for Christmas, brown and orange for Thanksgiving
2 cups flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Layer ingredients in order given in 1 quart wide mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach this to the Jar:

M&M's Cookies
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix. Add: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, not diet, softened, 1 egg, slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Bake at 375F for 12 to 14 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Dreamsicle Cookie Mix Recipe

1/2 cup Tang instant breakfast drink powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla chips
1 3/4 cups flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach to jar:

Dreamsicle Cookie Mix
Empty cookie mix in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix until completely blended. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

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Molasses Cookie Mix Recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ginger

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Store the mix in an airtight container decorated with a pretty ribbon.

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Molasses Cookies
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup sulfured molasses
1 package Molasses Cookie Mix

Preheat oven to 375F. In large bowl, cream together the butter, egg and molasses. Add the Molasses Cookie Mix and beat until smooth. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar & place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes 4 dozen cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups raisins
1-1/4 cups oats

Combine flour, salt and baking soda; stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight. Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Whip 1/2 cup of butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop by tablespoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350F.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Mix Recipe

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups packed confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart wide mouth canning jar. Clean the inside of the jar with a dry paper towel after adding the confectioners' sugar and after adding the cocoa powder. Be sure to pack everything down firmly before adding the flour mixture, it will be a tight fit.

Attach this to the Jar:

Peanut Butter Cookies

Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix. Add: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened at room temperature. DO NOT USE DIET MARGARINE. Add 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You will need to use your hands to finish mixing. Shape into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Press balls down with a fork. Bake at 350F for 9 to 11 minutes until edges are browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet then tranfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Mix Recipe

3/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
1 1/2 cups flour mixed with 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach this to the Jar:

Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix until completely blended. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen.

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Sugar Cookies Recipe

3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup colored decorating sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine flour, salt and baking powder; stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. Stir sugar and colored sugar together, add to the jar. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Sugar Cookies
Whip 2/3 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Roll into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork or the bottom of a glass. Bake for 8 minutes at 350F.

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Gingerbread Cookie Mix Recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar

Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. In a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly between layers.

Attach this to the Jar:

Gingerbread Cookies

Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses, and 1 slightly beaten egg. Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Decorate as desired.
Makes 1-1/2 dozen.

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Applesauce Cookies Recipe

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight. Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Applesauce Cookies
Whip 3/4 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1/2 cup applesauce and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes at 350F.

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Orange Cookies Recipe

1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoons dried grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Combine flour, baking powder and orange rind; stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Orange Cookies
Whip 1 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350F. You can ice these with a thin icing made of 1 cup icing sugar and enough orange juice to make the icing spreadable.

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Ginger Cookies Recipe

4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar

Combine flour, spices, salt, sugar and baking soda; stir well. Place mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Ginger Cookies
Whip 1 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup molasses. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes at 350F.

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Butterscotch Chip Cookies Recipe

1-1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup high protein crisp rice and wheat cereal
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Layer the ingredients in the order given in a one quart wide mouth canning jar. Firmly pack each ingredient in place. It will be a tight fit, but all ingredients will fit in the jar. Use pinking shears to cut an 8 or 9 inch circle from gingham, calico or a seasonal fabric. Place the fabric over the wide mouth lid and rim and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band. Attach a card to the ribbon or raffia with the following mixing and baking directions:

Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Use hands to mix the wet and dry ingredients together. When completely blended, roll into large walnut sized balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and use the palm of your hand to flatten each cookie ball. Bake at 350F in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Cookie Mix Recipe

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour mixed with 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 large Reese's peanut butter cups candies cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach this to the Jar:

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Cookie Mix

Remove candies from jar and set aside. Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 3/4 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix until completely blended. Stir in candies. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2-1/2 dozen.
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