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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Jars

This is a fun Christmas gift idea that some of my friends will be receiving. I recently read Christmas Jars, a novel by Jason F. Wright. It's a wonderful story about a family that "pays it forward" each year by collecting loose change and sharing it with others in need.  Rather than giving my friends a jar of cash (!), I got them each a copy of the book and made some 
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie mix in a Jar.

I'm sure most of you have made these cookie mixes before. 
They are easy to make and fun to receive!
 Here is my version:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup Craisins

  • COMBINE flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid .
    Beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix; mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake in preheated 375° F. oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 

I'll be joining


  1. great idea! lovely jars for Christmas

  2. So pretty and festive! What a great gift idea! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie