Holiday Gift Cookie Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 to 1 cup small candies or chocolate chips
Sift together the flour, soda, and baking powder. Layer in a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar, the sugar, the candies, then the flour mixture. Write the following instructions on a small handmade or purchased card and tie to the jar.

In a large mixing bowl, beat 1 cup softened butter with 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix in cookie mix, using hands or wooden spoon to blend thoroughly. Shape cookie
dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place cookies on lightly greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated 375 for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies