GINGERBREAD COOKIES

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1
1/2 cups flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. In a 1 quart, wide
mouth canning jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder
mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly
between layers.

Attach a card to the jar with the following directions:
Gingerbread Cookies
1. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses, and 1 slightly beaten egg.
Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and refrigerate
for 1 hour. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 3. Roll dough to 1/4
inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 4. Bake for
10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Decorate as desired. Makes 1 1/2 dozen.