Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mix Recipe #1!

Today is the first day of our
Month of Mixes!
Each day you will get a new Mix Recipe,
along with the Jar Label and Instruction Tag.
Mix Recipe #1:
Crunchy Toffee Cookie Mix
Here's the Recipe:
Layer the ingredients into the jar in the order given.
Use a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar.
Pack each layer tightly before adding the next ingredient.
2/3 cup Toffee Chips
1/2 cup Chopped Pecans, Toasted and Cooled Completely
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Buscuit and Baking Mix
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 cup Biscuit and Baking Mix
To Toast Pecans:
Place nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake pecans at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes
or until the nuts are golden brown.

1 Jar Crunchy Toffee Cookie Mix
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine, Melted
1 Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream butter, egg and vanilla.
Add the Crunchy Toffee Cookie Mix and stir until well blended.
Shape into 1-inch balls.
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Here's the PDF:
Toffee Crunch Cookie Mix Packet PDF

Jar Toppers PDF:
Mix Recipe #1: Toffee Crunch Cookie Mix Jar Toppers PDF
We had these last night . . . Sooo Good!


Anonymous said...

tried to call you with a couple questions...what program do you use to make all your cute signs, labels, etc. I'm just learning the digital craze!
I love your blog - so creative and very helpful.
Judy in Colorado

The David and Tricia Smith Family said...

You can call my home number: 801-939-4099.
I use the Microsoft Digital Image Program.
It's basically just shapes that I put together to make the pictures. I haven't even tried to do the digital stuff on line . . . a little
over-whelming for me.
Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

the recipe calls for biscuit and baking mix.
Can I use boxed bisquick or what should I use?
from california

Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot to ask another question.
How long is this mix good to sit in storage
for? When giving it as a gift, I want to
put a "pls use by this date_____."
The mixes you used for Mother's day, could
you tell me how long those are okay to store for? Or just tell me to use immediately.
Thanks so much.
from California

emily and jared larsen said...

I made a few jars of the mixes for a friend. I was wondering if for myself--can you just put all the ingredients in a big zip lock bag--does it matter how it's stored? Or does it need to be layered. For my sanity and for space reasons--it would be a lot better for myself to store that way. I do love the jar idea for gifts. Plus, a big THANK YOU for your blog. I love all your ideas. I'm so excited to use the Frog and the Princess job charts.

The David and Tricia Smith Family said...

Here are the answers to your questions:
Bisquick Mix is PERFECT for this Mix Recipe.
The jars will last as long as the ingredient with the shortest shelf-life, which is usually the nuts or the flour. If you have a food savor with the jar lid attachment and add an oxy-pack, the shelf-life of your food is much longer. (I would say at least 10 years.) As a rule, I go by the earliest expiration date of the ingredients I used in each particular mix. (Check the LDS Cannery order form for expiration dates . . . under food storage.)
You can store the mixes in Food Savor Bags. (They are thicker than regular ziploc bags and will do a better job of keeping the moisture out.)
If you are planning on using them within the year . . . Ziploc bags are a great option, and they do save alot of space!
The reason it is important to layer in order . . . certain ingredients tend to dry out faster when they are next to each other. The other reason is just for looks.
Hope that answers all your GREAT QUESTIONS!
Have a Great Day!

Evelyn said...

This blog is AMAZING...I cannot wait to get all these new mix recipes!!