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Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar
Place a circle of gingerbread fabric between lid and ring and tie a gingerbread man cookie cutter onto jar with ribbon!

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

Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the spices. In a one-quart, wide-mouth canning jar layer the ingredients starting with the flour baking powder mixture then the brown sugar and finally the flour and spice mixture.

(Makes 4 1/2 cups)

Attach a card to the jar with the following directions:

Gingerbread Cookies

1. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Blend together well.

2. Add 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses and 1 slightly beaten egg. Mix until completely blended. Dough will be very stiff so you may need to use your hands. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

4. Roll dough to 1/4" thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2" apart.

5. Bake at 350F (175C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Decorate as desired. Makes 2 to 3 dozen large gingerbread people

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