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Kids, fill a plastic bag with spicy sugar-cookie ingredients. Mom or Dad, print the recipe card. And presto, you’ve got a gift that’s truly homemade.
cookie mix to go

This bag of traditional sugar-cookie mix has a spicy twist: cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Kiddos will love to measure and scoop flour and salt; spice jars and baking-soda boxes are just the right size for little hands. Give this mix to someone special, wih a reminder to make the dough a day ahead of time so it has time to chill.

What You’ll Need
  • Index card
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Plastic storage bag
  • Crayons or markers
  • Twist tie
  • Ribbon
Before You Begin

Adult: Write the recipe (see below) on an index card. Or use our printable recipe card and gift tag!

Printable Cookie Recipe Template

What to Do
  1. Pour the dry ingredients into a plastic storage bag.
  2. Punch a hole at the top of the recipe index card. Decorate the card with crayons or markers.
  3. Close the bag with a twist tie. Thread a ribbon through the hole in the card and tie the ribbon around the bag.
Recipe for Index Card

Spicy Sugar Cookies

(Makes about 9 dozen cookies)

Melt 1½ cups of shortening. Let cool. Mix together the shortening, 2 cups of sugar, ½ cup of molasses, and 2 eggs. Beat well.

Add the contents of this bag. Mix well. Chill 3 hours or overnight. Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar.

Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375˚F for 8–10 minutes.

Store the cookies in an airtight container.

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