Cranberry-Chip Cookie Gifts

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.
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  • Jill Gruber December 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Love this cute idea! Always need last minute gifts and this is perfect!

  • Jill Gruber December 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Love this cute idea! I'm always needing last minute gifts and this is perfect!

  • Coreline Mayfield December 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    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 December 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm


  • Kim Bayt November 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    This may be a stupid question but what size jar did you use?