Introduction: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

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This is an easy way to give friends the perfect gift: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar. Combine only the dry ingredients, and then tell them how to do the rest in their kitchen on a slip of paper you tie onto the jar. Happy mixing...

Step 1: Ingredients


(Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies, approx.)

(NOTE: you'll need a jar larger than a quart to be able to fit everything in. Probably twice the size would work)

½ cup flour

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cinnamon

Sprinkle of nutmeg

1 ½ cups quick oatmeal

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cups chocolate chips

Step 2: Fill Jar With Oats

Fill Jar with Oats

Step 3: Flour Mixture

In a medium small bowl, combine first five ingredients on list: (flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda).

Pour mixture neatly over oatmeal. Be sure while you're adding ingredients to jar not to shake it, or the layers will be muddled.

Step 4: Sugars

In same bowl, combine the two sugars together. Then pour over as third layer in jar.

Step 5: Chocolate Chips

pour chocolate chips into jar. Secure sealed lid.

Step 6: Take a Step Back and Look at It.

Step 7: Attach Recipe for Friends

On card stock, preferably, write instructions to attach to jar so that your friends/family will know how to use the cookie mix jar in their kitchen:


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix egg, butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add cookie jar mix.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-11 minutes.

Step 8: Attach--and You're Done!

Punch a hole in your card stock, and string ribbon through it, and tie it to jar. You are done with your gift.

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