Thursday, December 2, 2010

♥ Gift In A Jar: Christmas Cookies ♥

With layers of vanilla chips, oats and dried cranberries, this delectable cookie mix looks as good as it tastes! For a special gift, tuck a jar in a pretty basket with wooden spoon, cookie sheet, kitchen timer and instructions.

* 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 dried cranberries
* 1 cup vanilla or white chips

* 1/2 cup butter, 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 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° for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 3 dozen.

~~Recipe from: Christmas Cookies in a Jar published in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003~~

1 comment:

GardenofDaisies said...

Yum!!! I love the ways these look, with all the layers in the jar!!