Hermit Cookie Mix

Author: Canadian Living

Decoratively layer nuts, dried fruit, spices and dry ingredients in a pretty glass jar for an intriguing gift. Attach a gift tag with cooking instructions and a list of additional ingredients required to bake up the crisp, subtly spicy cookies.

  • Portion size 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped blanched almond
  • 1/2 cup chopped prune
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricot
  • 1 cup dried cranberry
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar

Method

In tall widemouthed jar with tight-fitting lid large enough to hold 6 cups (1.5 L), neatly layer almonds, prunes, apricots and cranberries, packing well after each.

In bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; spoon half over cranberries. In small bowl, mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves; sprinkle around edge of flour mixture in jar. Spoon remaining flour mixture over top.

Cut 8-inch (20 cm) round of waxed paper. Spoon brown and granulated sugars on centre; bundle up and place on flour mixture in jar. Seal jar. (Make-ahead: Store for up to 1 month.)

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