1 cup wheat flour
1 cup of oatmeal, blended into flour
½ cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons beef or chicken boullion granules
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup milk powder
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Use a funnel to layer ingredients; in the order above, into a one quart jar. Pack each layer firmly with the back of a spoon. When all layers are in place fill the jar with flour, to top it off (1/4-1/2 cup).
The instructions to include with your gift are as follows…
Preheat oven to 250°
Empty jar mix into a bowl. Stir together 2 eggs & 1 cup hot water. Add to mix. Combine w/ fork until stiff dough forms. Add a little flour or water if dough is too sticky or too dry.
Roll out dough on floured board to ½ inch thickness. Dip cookie cutters in flour before cutting out each cookie. Re-roll the leftovers and cut as many cookies as possible.
Bake for about 90 minutes, or until cookies are dry and hard, turning pan at 1/2 time for even cooking. Turn off heat & leave in the oven to dry if necessary. Cookies are usually baked until they are hard and crunchy. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight jar.
I have shortened the instructions to help them fit onto a printable business card. In the above picture I printed both sides of a business card and folded it in half. I like the size and the weight of a folded business card on a jar.
As for the fabric, it is best to use very light fabric in order to be able to screw on the lid. If you cannot find a thin fabric simply use a rubber band to attach your fabric to the jar. Hide the rubber band with ribbon. You may choose to leave the fabric off all together. I used raffia instead of ribbon to attach my card and cookie cutter.
I found this recipe here http://www.allfreecrafts.com/giftinajar/images/doglabel.jpg with a label that you can print if you do not want to make your own.