Cooking for the big feast? Save time later in the season by doubling-up on any side dishes that can be frozen for later use. Freezer-friendly recipes like Garlic Mashed Potatoes means you'll cook once, eat twice … and save time and stress!
1. Sift flour before measuring. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder together in a small bowl.
2. Layer ingredients in quart-size canning jars: flour mixture, packed brown sugar, white sugar, nuts and baking chips. [Hint for FoodSaver brand vacuum sealer owners: use the jar sealing attachment to seal jars for longer storage.]
3. Cut appropriate number of 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.
4. Print appropriate number of gift tags with recipe instructions. Cut gift tags apart and attach to jars with ribbon. Or, hand-write recipe tags with recipe below.
Empty cookie mix into mixing bowl; use hands to thoroughly blend mix.
Add: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 beaten egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended.
Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes until tops are very lightly browned.
Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
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