Refrigerator Almond Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 55 mins

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 4 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, brown sugar and then almonds - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  5. REFRIGERATOR ALMOND COOKIES GIFT TAG:
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1 cup mashed banana, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  7. COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
  8. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  9. Add the contents of the jar, and stir until well mixed.
  10. Divide the dough in half, and shape each half into a 6inch by 1 1/2inch log.
  11. Roll in waxed paper and chill overnight.
  12. Preheat the oven to 425.
  13. Cut each roll into 1/8 inch slices and place on a greased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  14. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  15. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  16. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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