Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix

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These cookie mix jars make for great hostess gifts around the holidays. Layer the ingredients in a glass jar and attach baking directions with a festive red bow.

Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix in jar with red bow
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
1 jar (enough for 30 cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate pieces

  • ½ cup toffee pieces

  • ½ cup coconut

  • cup chopped pecans, toasted*

Directions

  1. In a 1-quart canning jar or other glass jar layer ingredients in the following order: flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt, chocolate pieces, toffee pieces, coconut, and pecans. Seal jar. Attach directions for making cookies.**

To Store:

Store jar of mix in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

*Tip:

To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, shaking pan once or twice; cool.

**To Make Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together 1 egg, 1/4 cup softened butter, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are very light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

Milk Chocolate-Cherry Cookie Mix:

Prepare as directed, except use milk chocolate pieces in place of the bittersweet chocolate pieces and snipped dried cherries or cranberries in place of the toffee pieces.

Tropical White Chocolate Cookie Mix:

Prepare as directed, except substitute white baking pieces for the bittersweet chocolate pieces, snipped dried apricots for the toffee pieces, and toasted chopped macadamia nuts for the pecans.

Toffee-Peanut Cookie Mix:

Prepare as directed, except use candy-coated chocolate pieces instead of the bittersweet chocolate pieces and salted, roasted peanuts instead of the pecans.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Raisin Cookie Mix:

Prepare as directed, except substitute whole wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose flour, dark chocolate chunks for the bittersweet chocolate pieces, and golden raisins for the toffee pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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