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Oatmeal-Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

I am a mason jar nut. This past holiday season (2002), we gave these as gifts--I made 14 jars and had one left. When I tested the recipe, I was a little skeptical that they would be a really good cookie. The results??? The test batch didn't last long.

I made labels using Print Artist and used a tacky glue stick to attach them--the label removes easily after the mix is used. Top with tan craft paper, cut into rounds and tie with raffia. Be sure to use wide mouth quart jars without any embossing on one side so that the label is smooth.

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Recipe courtesy of Nestlé.

Oatmeal-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 semi-sweet chocolate chips, or butterscotch flavored chips
1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions: Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in a wide mouth 1-quart mason jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with mason lid and decorate.

Recipe to attach: 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.

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March 27, 2003