Sunday, December 6, 2009

Butterscotch Pecan Cookie Mix in a Jar (and don't forget to enter my Give Away)

What a lovely gift.

A couple weeks ago the
wonderful people from C&H® / Domino® Sugar contacted me and asked if I would like them to sponsor a post on Baked Perfection. What baking blog is complete without sugar? Of course I jumped at the opportunity. To help with expenses they sent me a $20 gift card to use on ingredients. There are a ton of delicious recipes and treats on the C&H® / Domino® Sugar website, but I really wanted to make a cookie mix in a jar to give as a gift. I have wanted to make a cookie mix in a jar for years, but never got around to it. After finding the perfect jar for a mix I knew I had to make something. The C&H® / Domino® Sugar website had several great options, but in the end the butterscotch and pecans in this recipe won me over. If you know anybody that loves to bake I think this would be a perfect gift.

Also, don't forget to enter the Give Away on my cookie dough truffle post!

Butterscotch Pecan Cookie Mix in a Jar
recipe from C&H® / Domino® Sugar

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Spoon into 1 quart, widemouthed canning jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order given, making sure to pack down each layer firmly. Clean inside of jar with a dry paper towel after each layer. Decorate lid by cutting fabric into a 7-inch wide square or circle. Secure with a rubber band and tie with a decorative ribbon and accents. Attach these instructions to the jar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 2/3 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Slowly add contents of jar and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 3 dozen.