Cocoa Peanut Butter Cookies Mix in a Jar

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  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1-quart wide mouth canning jar. Clean the inside of the jar with a dry paper towel after adding the confectioners' sugar and after adding the cocoa powder. Be sure to pack everything down firmly before adding the flour mixture; it will be a tight fit.
  3. Attach the following recipe to the jar.

Cocoa Peanut Butter Cookies

Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix. Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened at room temperature. DO NOT USE DIET MARGARINE. Add 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until completely blended. You will need to use your hands to finish mixing. Shape into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheets. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER. Press balls down with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes until edges are browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies