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Don't get stuck cringing at the wine selection at your local quickie mart this Christmas Eve. Have these _super easy_ to assemble cookies-in-a-jar gifts at the ready. Just layer the ingredients, attach this downloadable gift tag with some pretty ribbon, and… viola! You'll have a gift that's ultra sweet (and not in a _dusty $4 bottle of vino_ kind of way).

Gingersnap Cookies
Recipe provided by Whole Foods Market

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 egg

Method
Spoon brown sugar into a one quart jar and press down until you have an even layer. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl; spoon into jar over brown sugar. Sprinkle ginger, cinnamon and cloves over the top. Seal jar until ready to use.

To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°F. Pour cookie mix into a large bowl and stir in butter and egg. Roll dough into balls the size of large marbles and place an inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in the middle of the oven until firm and lightly browned on edges, about 14 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool.

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