Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tasty Tues: Jar Mix Cookie

Staying with the theme of cookies! (I can not get enough of them!) I thought it would be fun to share a Jar Mix Cookie Recipe with you!

Jar mix cookie recipes have grown in popularity over the past few years; their origin born from the idea of making gift giving simpler.

Giving cookies to friends and family will always be part of the Holliday tradition, the problem is trying to find time to bake with our ever busy fast paced life styles.

Jar Mix cookies have made life so much easier. Not only do they make a great looking homemade gift, but over the years their recipes have improved, and delicious cookies often result.

The orange dreamsicle jar mix cookie recipe combines orange flavoring with vanilla baking chips for a great taste!



1/2 cup powdered orange flavored drink mix (I used Tang)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla baking chips
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1-quart mason jar or larger canning jar
Funnel (optional)
Paper for tag

Step 1: In a bowl, combine the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Then in your jar : Start first layer with powdered orange flavored drink. Then add the sugar. Follow with vanilla chips and ending with the flour mixture. Pack down firmly after each addition.

Step 2: Attach tag with the following instructions:

Orange Dreamsicle Cookies

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer cream 1 sticks (1/2 cup) of softened salted butter or margarine with 1 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat well.
Step 3: Gradually add cookie mix, stirring until ingredients are well mixed.
Step 4: Roll dough into tablespoon size balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Step 5: Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheet. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling surface.

Makes about 24-30 cookies.

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