Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 17: Cookies in a Jar

Today is kind of cheating, but not really!

These make great gifts.

Cookies in a Jar

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: For Giftee to add in
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer the sugar and brown sugar, packing well between each layer. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; spoon into jar. Top with oats, cranberries and chips. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.

To prepare cookies: Pour cookie mix into a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Beat in butter, egg and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drop by the tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


Alicia said...

So, these cookies-in-a-jar can be made with either raisins or craisins? Just checking :)

Housewife In Training said...

Sure can! You can basically make these with any type of cookie. Just don't add in the wet ingredients :)