Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dry Mixes in a Jar... Cookie Starter Mix



Dry Mixes... these mixes are not for canning, but may be stored in canning jars.

Cookie Starter Mix

5 cups flour 

3-3/4 cup white sugar 

2 Tbsp. baking powder 

2 tsp salt 

1-1/2 cup + 2 Tbs soft butter 

Mix all with a pastry blender until resembles coarse meal. Makes 10 cups. Keep in freezer. Bring to room temperature before using. 

Peanut Butter Cookies: 

3 c. starter

1/4 c brown sugar

3/4 c. peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 c. nuts, opt 

Roll in balls; flatten with fork bake 375, 14 min. 

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

375 for 12 min 

2 c. starter 

1/2 c shortening 

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 c. brown sugar 

2 tsp vanilla

1 egg 

2 c. old fashioned oats 

1 c raisins 

1-­2 T water, if needed 

Pecan Delights 

Bake 350 for 15 min 

4 c. starter 

3 oz. softened cream cheese 

1 egg 

1 tsp vanilla 

1 tsp almond flavoring 

1 c. finely chopped pecans Optional ­ 

powdered sugar for dusting 

Shape into balls. Bake. Dust after baking 

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Bake 375 for 10 min 

3 c. starter 

1/4 c. shortening 

1/4 c. brown sugar 

1 egg 

1 tsp vanilla 

1-1/2 c chocolate chips 

1/2 c chopped nuts 

Sugar Cookies 

Bake 375 for 10 min 

4 c. starter 

1-1/2 tsp vanilla 

1 egg 

Roll and cut out. 

Chocolate Fudge Balls

Bake 375 for 8 min 

2 c. starter 

1/4 c. cocoa 

1/2 c. chocolate chips, melted 

1/2 tsp vanilla 

1 egg 

Grease cookie sheet. Roll into balls and dust with powdered sugar 

Ginger Snaps 

Bake 350 for 16 min 

4 c. starter 

1 T. ginger 

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 egg 

3 T molasses 

2 T milk, if needed 

Roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar. Bake 

Lemon Sugar Cookies 

Bake 350 for 14 min 

4 c. starter 

1 egg 

1 T lemon zest 

1 T lemon juice 

Roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar. Bake 

Cranberry Nut Cookie 

Bake 375 for 12 min 

2 c. starter 

1 T orange zest 

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 egg 

1c dried cranberries­ chopped 

3/4 c. chopped nuts 

Shape into balls. Roll balls in sugar. Bake 

Chocolate Pinwheels 

Bake 375 for 10 min 

4 c. starter 

1-1/2 tsp vanilla 

1/4 c. brown sugar 

1 egg 

3 T cocoa 

1 T milk 

Mix 1st 4 and split dough in half. Add cocoa & milk to 1/2. Roll each out to 13 x 7. Place chocolate roll on top of vanilla roll. Roll together lengthwise. Cut 1/4" and bake 

Coconut Squares 

Bake 350 for 12 min 

3 c. starter 

2 eggs 

1 T lemon zest 

1 c. coconut 

3/4 c chopped pecans or walnuts 

1/4 c. dried cherries ­ chopped 

Grease 9 x 13 pan. Bake. Sprinkle with powdered sugar 

Gingerbread Cookies 

Bake 375 for 8 min 

3 c. starter 

1 c. whole wheat flour 

2 tsp ginger 

1/2 tsp nutmeg 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 tsp cloves 

1/4 tsp molasses 

2 eggs 

Roll & cut out 

Chocolate Crinkles

Bake 375 for 10 min 

3 c. starter 

1/2 c cocoa 

1 egg 

2 T milk 

1/4 c. brown sugar 

1 tsp vanilla 

powdered sugar for dusting 

Grease cookie sheet. roll into balls then in pwd sugar. bake 

Star Jam Cookies 

Bake 350 for 10 min 

4 c. starter 

1-1/2 tsp vanilla 

1 egg 

Roll out. cut star shapes. before baking, cut smaller star in center of 1/2 the cookies. Bake. To assemble: flip solid star over. spread jam. take star with cut out center as topping.

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