Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 12 Min.
What you need:
* 3/4 c. granulated sugar * 1/3 c. baking cocoa * 1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar * 1 1/2 c. dried cherries * 1 c. semisweet or milk chocolate chips * 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour * 1 tsp. baking powder * 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Other Supplies: * 1 wide mouth quart size canning jar per child/ recipe * Rings and flat lids * Colorful print fabric to cut in 6-in. circles * Dry measuring cups * Paper, pencils, color markers to make labels * Tape or yarn to attach labels
What to do:
1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda. 2. In a wide mouth quart jar, layer ingredients in order listed. Press after each layer before adding next ingredient. 3. Prepare the label instructions (see below).
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 the ingredients will fit and won't get mixed up. * Keep layers separate, with a circle of wax paper if desired. * 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. * You will need to prepare a label with the following information in whatever format you wish.
Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Makes 3 dozen) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mix ingredients. 3. Add: 3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened, 1 large egg, slightly beaten, 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until completely blended--it will be a very stiff mix and may require hand mixing. 4. Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2-in. apart on baking sheets. 5. Bake 12-15 min. Cool 5 min. on a baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling.
Recipe ingredients: Dried cherries, enriched wheat flour, chocolate chips, butter, granulated and brown sugars, whole egg, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla extract, and baking soda