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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cookies in a jar...

It was another lovely day here in Hanover.  The sun was shinning so bright and the colors of the leaves are just magnificent.  I truly love the fall.  As I sit in front of the fire with my feet up in my cozy kitchen/sitting room, my husband is freestylin' with regards to the "tootsie roll" and MC Hammer very loudly.  I can barely hear myself think- that's what my mom always said.  My little toe heads are supposed to be coloring pages but it's more like coloring one another and arguing about it......  

I made some of those jar cookie mixes today.  I have never done it before and it was way more messy and time consuming than I thought but, I had fun.  They came out really nice.  I want to line my entire pantry with them! Oh yeah, I don't have a pantry.... Daniel and I impulsively ran out to Home Depot a few months ago because we "had" to get shelves to put up in the room that will soon be our pantry-  those bad boys are still sitting in the shed primed and ready for some paint.  Maybe I will get to painting them this weekend so I can display all of my jars.  Here are the recipes I used for the mixes.  Hugs and love.....

White Chocolate Cranberry in the middle and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip on each side

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (i omitted these)


Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.

Attach a tag with the following instructions: Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 min; remove to cool on wire racks.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


2/3 cup all- purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 packed brown sugar
1/3 granulated white sugar
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels, or butterscotch morsels
1 1/2 cup old fashioned or quick oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (i omitted these)


Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.  Place flour mixture in 1 quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above and make sure to press firmly after each layer.  

Attach a tag with the following instructions: Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to cool on wire racks.


  1. These sound delicious! I am definitely going to try the cranberry white chocolate cookies myself and I am going to do the jars for christmas presents this year. What a wonderful idea! You have gotten me in the mood to do some baking after reading your last couple of posts!

  2. yay! helping to motivate someone else is one of my many goals. doing this brings me so much joy i hope it brings the same to others. love you rach!