Friday, November 21, 2008

Teacher gifts

If you are like me, you are racking your brains out about what to give the kids teachers, aides for the holidays. This year I think I am going to do this. Simple easy and not another World's Best Teacher coffee mug. I am such a foodie and these are just fantastic.

Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk Muffin Mix (gift jar)

1 1/2 qt. glass jar
2 cups flour
4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt

LAYER ingredients in 1-1/2-qt. glass canister or jar in the following order (from bottom to top): flour, chocolate, sugar, flavored instant coffee, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, tapping jar gently on counter to settle each layer before adding the next layer.

ATTACH baking directions (see below) to jar.

BAKING Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F.
Beat 1 egg in large bowl; stir in 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted.
Empty muffin mix into bowl.
Stir just until moistened.
Spoon batter into 12 greased or paper-lined medium muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
Bake 15 to 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool 5 min.; remove from pan.
Cool completely on wire rack.


Tyedye said...

Sounds good. Most of these gift jar recipes call for a 1 1/2 qt. jar. Where do you find those?

Neen said...

Our local grocery store carries them. If not there try a local craft store.