Instructions for layering ingredients:
In 1-quart wide-mouth glass jar, gently layer and pack ingredients in the order listed. If there is any space left after adding the last ingredient, add more baking chips, dried fruits or nuts to fill the jar
Place lid on top. Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric to cover lid.
Place fabric over lid; secure in place with a rubber band, then ribbon or raffia. Decorate as desired.
Note: When measuring brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.
Make a gift card to attach as follows: "Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted; 1 egg, and
1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 1! 0 to 12
minutes or until cookies are light golden brown.
Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies
Substitute almond extract for vanilla in cookies containing
"To make cookies as bars: Empty contents of jar into medium bowl Stir in 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted; 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon
vanilla until well combined. Press into an 8x8-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes or until bars are light golden brown and center is almost set
Makes 16 bar cookies."