One of my favorite gifts to give are cookie or cake mixes in a jar. This particular mix I’ve given many, many times before. It comes from a Gooseberry Patch Christmas cookbook (you know how I love those cookbooks!). The gifts are darling and the cookies delicious. I usually like to layer the ingredients in little jars that can be reused later for storing the cookies (as opposed to canning jars). If you need a special, last minute gift, I highly recommend these.
The baking instructions tied to the jar.
Here’s the recipe (followed by the instructions you’ll include with the gift)…
1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
/12 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Layer all ingredients in order, in a one-quart (or larger if you’re using my cookie jar idea) wide-mouth jar; pack down tightly after each addition. Secure lid and tie on baking instructions.
Baking instructions to attach to your jar:
Cream together 1/2 cup softened butter, one egg and one teaspoon vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Add jar contents; mix until well blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges turn golden. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen.
Jill Gruber says
Love this cute idea! Always need last minute gifts and this is perfect!
Jill Gruber says
Love this cute idea! I'm always needing last minute gifts and this is perfect!
Coreline Mayfield says
Where did you get your cute cookie jars? I am going to give cookie mix or soup mix to my neighbors but was going to use canning jars until I saw your cute idea!
Mix and Match Mama says
Kim Bayt says
This may be a stupid question but what size jar did you use?