Layer first seven ingredients in glass jar. Make sure to push the baking powder and cornstarch up around the edges, leaving the middle hollow. They are the only white ingredients and you want to make sure they show clearly in the glass.
Cap and cover lid with material. Tie with ribbon and attach printed directions.
To make now: Pour quart jar of dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add egg, butter, and vanilla. Mix well. The batter will be very thick. Place rounded spoonfuls on baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
Variations - another brand of sugar will work, but sucanat a great whole-food choice and adds a rich flavor to the cookies.Non-grocery items needed: Glass quart-sized canning jar with lid A square piece of material – optional Ribbon