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Holiday Oatmeal Cookie Mix for Gift Jars Recipe

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This recipe for Holiday Oatmeal Cookie Mix for Gift Jars, by , is from The Crawford Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dorothy Cotter
Added: Tuesday, May 30, 2006


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1 c granulated sugar
2 c vegetable shortening
1 18 oz cntainer (6 cups) uncooked oats (quick or old-fashioned)
4 (1-qt each) clear, unbreakable plastic jars
4 c add-ins such as chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts

Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda in very large bowl. Add sugars; mix well. cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Stir in oats.

In 1-quart clear, unbreakable plastic jar with lid, layer as follows: 1 1/3 c cookie mix, 1/2 c add-in ingredient, 1 c cookie mix, 1/2 c add-in, 1 c cookie mix. Place lid on jar; seal tightly.

Add gift tags with preparation instructions:

To prepare cookies using cookie mix you need:
1 egg
1/4 c water
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar Holiday Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Heat oven to 350. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine egg, water and vanilla; mix well. Add entire contents of jar of cookie mix; stir with fork until all dry ingredients are moistened and a stiff dough forms.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling racks. Cool completely.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes about 3 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Cookie Mix Add-In Suggestions:
Each variation below provides ingredient amounts for one gift jar.

1 c candy-coated chocolate pieces, divided

1/2 c dried cherries and 1/2 c dried cranberries

1/2 c dried cherries and 1/2 c chocolate chips

1/2 c chocolate chips and 1/2 c chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds

1 c peanut butter-flavor chips, divided, and 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 c white or dark chocolate chips,divided and 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder




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