Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Gift Idea: Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookie Mix in a Jar
Ideal for:
Neighbors, coworkers, your child's teacher, friends
These cute little jars of cookie mix are simple and quick to make- and you can make a bunch at one time! I halved this particular recipe because I only had small jars to use and the family I was making them for is smaller, so instead of making three dozen, this jar will make one and a half dozen. Below is the full recipe and how to make your jar.

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookie Mix in a Jar

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup raisins
2 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup flour mixed with:
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach recipe card to jar:
Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add 3/4 cup softened butter, 2 eggs slightly beaten, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until completely blended.

Roll heaping teaspoonfuls into balls. Place two inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet, remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes: 3 dozen

For my jar, I cut out a circle of Christmas fabric and attached it to the jar top and then screwed on the outer rim of the jar top. I tied a green ribbon around the jar and tied on two tiny Christmas ornaments that I got at the dollar store (10 ornaments for $1). I also attached a tag with a Christmas sticker and a "To: From" label and then wrote the rest of the recipe on the back.


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