The Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookie Mix
We adapted Melanie’s favourite chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe to create this cookie mix in a jar. Of course you don’t have to put the mix in a jar or give it to someone else. You can enjoy it right away or keep it to use yourself!
Stash away a container of this mix for almost instant cookies. Pour into a bowl, add a couple other ingredients and bake away. Fresh, home-baked cookies from a mix – your mix where you’re in charge of all the ingredients.
- 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- Pour flour, baking soda and baking powder in to a 1 quart (1 litre) jar, mix well.
- Follow by layering cranberries, oats and chocolate chips.
- Finish by layering brown sugar and white sugar on top.
- You may need to pack down ingredients as jar will be very full.
- Decorate, label and attach baking directions.
- Gather additional ingredients needed: 1 cup soft Butter, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Empty contents of jar into large bowl and mix well.
- In separate bowl, cream together butter, egg and vanilla.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
- Stir until combined. Dough will be quite stiff.
- Drop by tablespoonful onto cookie sheet about 2" apart. Press with fork to flatten slightly.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
- Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
- Makes 4 dozen.
Turns into delicious cookies with a crispy outside and a soft center.
Do you have a favorite homemade cookie mix? Do you have other homemade convenience foods?
At Christmas we like this Gingerbread cookie mix. It holds its shape very nicely.
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