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Mystery Bars
In A Jar Recipe

Are you ready for some recipe in a jar, fun? These Mystery Bars cookies are packed with flavor and will make a find gift. It's always best to use the freshest ingredients that you can find. So, in this homemade cookie mix in a jar recipe, be sure the old fashioned oat and coconut are tasty fresh.

This cookie in a jar recipe will fit nicely in a one quart size jar. Always remember to top your finished jar with a nice piece of fabric. A hand made gift tag along with ribbon or string to complete your gift.

Cookies In a Jar, Recipe Reminders

You'll be adding ONLY DRY INGREDIENTS to the jar.
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Recipe Note: DO NOT put ingredients in a bowl to mix all together, (the idea is to LAYER these ingredients in the jars one at a time, an’ DON’T go shaking it up when loaded either.) You should have different colors in the jar, white on bottom, & the color of pecans and raisins on top….GET IT?
Pack each layer slightly, before adding the next ingredients.

Mystery Bars
Dry Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned or quick oats
1/2 cup raisins

Print this mystery bars recipe, then cut on this line below.
Only the wet ingredients list and directions below need to be sent along with the decorated jar of dry ingredients.

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Mystery Bars Wet Ingredients:

1 jar of Mystery Bars dry cookie mix.
1/3 cup butter, cut into small pieces (HINT: use butter, they sure taste better even if there are a few more calories. Geeze! You’re eating a bars cookie, not a piece of celery. Forget the diet for once!)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

First, preheat oven to 355 degrees. Melt butter in a 13X9-inch baking pan, then remove from heat.
In a large bowl, add Mystery Bars dry cookie mix, add sweetened condensed milk; stir with a spoon until well blended.
Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake Mystery Bars cookies 23 to 28 minutes or until it looks slightly browned. (Watch them Mystery Bars close, nobody likes burnt cookies.) Let Mystery bars stand on baking pan 5 minutes, then cut them into squares. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

This Mystery bars cookies recipe makes about 2 dozen pieces.

Now, if you can think of more fun, a nicer little gift, or better tasting cookies than this fine recipe, well then, give us a holler!

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Grandma's Cookies and Tea

As I watched the sun sink low in the west, I reminisced about my grandma and how she loved the sunset. She would sit on the swing on the porch, eating one of her famous sugar cookies and sipping her cup of tea. She would watch the big, round, yellow ball kiss the horizon and softly say a prayer thanking God for another beautiful day.

However, during the day she did what she loved best. She would get out her recipe box and go through her cookie recipes to see what she thought would appeal to her loved ones. She knew that my favorite was oatmeal and raisin and my brother’s was brownies with frosting on them. My sister was partial to Grandma’s peanut butter cookies.

She would finally decide on which cookie she was going to bake that day. No matter what Grandma made they were always a hit!!

Oh how I miss my Grandma’s home baking. Grandma left her cooking sheets and cookie recipes for me, but somehow, no matter how hard I try, I can never get mine to taste the same as Grandmas! But I won’t give up because I am sure one day, my granddaughters will reminisce about their Grandma’s cookies and try to get them to taste as good as mine!

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In case you haven’t heard … gourmet style cookies are to 2013 what cupcakes were for 2011! The cookie's somewhat dull, predictable reputation has undergone a complete makeover from glazed and filled to become the latest trend in the pastry scene. Artisan and “designer” cookies are popping up at local Farmer’s Markets, specialized bakeries and are even being featured on menus in restaurants, as a delightfully delicious dessert.

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Note: For you people whom have never read a recipe before,
(an’ I know you’re out there)
here are what some abbreviations mean.

c.= cup (what else?)
tsp. = teaspoon
Tbsp.= Tablespoon (notice this one is always capitalized)
pwd.= powder
amt.= amount
lt. br. = light brown (as in sugar)
lg. = large (as in eggs)

granulated sugar = white sugar
(you know, the kind ya stir into your coffee each
mornin’ before your eyes will open).

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