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Cookie Mix in a Jar: Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Courtesy of Wheat Foods Council
Servings: 36
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.
* 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)
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
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
Nutritional information:
Calories: 131;   Total Fat: 5g;   Saturated Fat: 2g;   Cholesterol: 6mg;   Total Carbs: 20g;   Fiber: 1g;   Protein: 1g;   Sodium: 72mg;  
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