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Old 03-08-2016, 09:48 PM   #11
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I have my mom's Red Wing cookie jar. She used to keep Lowery's Spaghetti Sauce pakages in it and it took years for that smell to go away. Spaghetti sauce as not her forte.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #12
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Take a piece of Saran Wrap, put it over the cookie jar opening, and smush the lid on. That should help keep your cookies fresh.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:47 AM   #13
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Well, I must be around your mother's age because I had one like it, and if you were my son I'd be very happy you want to use it.
I kept mine filled with Snickerdoodle cookies for my boys and my day care kids, and it was filled to the brim. They never got stale enough to last a week.
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:08 AM   #14
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I say use it, enjoy the cookies and the memories!

Try making a batch of these oatmeal cookies. This recipe can be made with endless variations by swapping around the "goodies". Try dried cranberries, chocolate chips, walnuts, peanut butter chips, M&M's, etc...

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Recipe | Quakeroats.com

This is a picture of a cookie jar similar to the one I grew up with!

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Old 03-09-2016, 05:12 PM   #15
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I use an old cookie jar to keep salt in.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #16
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Are we talking like Ace Hardware or somewhere like Lowes? Or some specialty seal company?
I would start with Ace Hardware. The only reason I know they have seals to go on jars like this is because I was looking at jars for canisters that were made about 30 years ago and in the ads, people would say they had just replaced the seals or that the seals needed to be replaced and it was no big deal.

Just do a Google search for "cookie jar gasket".

Here's one example - scroll down to under the product:

Amazon.com: Viceroy Rubber & Plastics Rubber Rings For Wide Mouth Canning Jar, 12-Pk.: Canning Jars: Kitchen & Dining



and this:

Cookie Canister Seals

Some of these are just rubber rings. The ones I'm thinking of is a flat ring that goes against the flange and makes a seal with the jar. I don't know how hard it would be to find one to fit your jar, but it may be possible.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:10 PM   #17
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or go to McClendon's, they have everything.
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:03 PM   #18
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I made some cookies (found a recipe that I had all the ingredients for -- basically a coconut, raisin cookie). I made them too big and the coconut was a little old but it actually came out decent. I put them in the jar to see how they perform. This is a kind of soft cookie so it's likely to go stale before a crisper one. We will see. I put some in the freezer just in case. They taste good anyway!
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:27 PM   #19
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I made some cookies (found a recipe that I had all the ingredients for -- basically a coconut, raisin cookie). I made them too big and the coconut was a little old but it actually came out decent. I put them in the jar to see how they perform. This is a kind of soft cookie so it's likely to go stale before a crisper one. We will see. I put some in the freezer just in case. They taste good anyway!
Nice!
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:49 PM   #20
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It is neat cookie jar AND it was your mother's. There are many
cookie recipies AND you should be able to store them FINE.
ENJOY. Aria
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