DIY Holiday Gifts: Cookies in a Jar!
1 quart sized glass jar (per cookie mix)2 cups all purpose gluten free flour mix
(We used 1 cup teff flour+1 cup almond flour- our favorite blend. Whole wheat works here, too!)
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons dried, chopped rosemary
(if using fresh rosemary, substitute 2 tablespoons)
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped bar chocolate
Layer items in a quart sized jar in the order listed, beginning with the flour and finishing with the chocolate chips.Once the jar is filled, cover with a lid and close tightly. Decorate with string, ribbon, bows, and anything else you have on hand. We used leftover card stock to make tags, but you can use pre-made labels, stickers, or print your own if you prefer. Cookie Jar mixes last indefinitely, but are best used within a few months of gifting. This recipe is vegan, and when made with GF fours, gluten-free as well.
On an included tag, write the instructions as follows:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine jar of cookie mix 1/2 cup softened coconut or vegetable oil, 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Mix well, until a soft dough forms. Scoop 1 inch balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges crisp and tops being to crack. Makes 20 cookies. Happy Holidays!