Try this delicious cranberry chocolate oat oat cookie mix. Not only does it make a great mix in a jar – it’s a fantastic cookie you can make and enjoy anytime.
We adapted our favourite chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe to create this amazing cookie mix in a jar. It makes an excellent hostess or teachers’ gift. It’s also super convenient to have at home, especially if you have kids just learning how to bake cookies. Or maybe you want to bake cookies while at the cottage or away from home. You’ll just need a few additional ingredients for fresh, home baked cookies.
HELPFUL TIPS FOR COOKIE MIXES IN A JAR
Careful layering of ingredients is what will make cookie mixes in a jar look the most attractive. Here are a few tips:
- Wide mouth jars are most convenient for filling and pressing down ingredients.
- Use a funnel to add ingredients or place ingredients on parchment paper and use it to transfer ingredients to the jar.
- Press down on each layer of ingredients.
- If making several jars, measure and add to each jar at a time to ensure proper proportions.
- Set up an assembly line for filling to see the different layers you’ll create.
- Seal jars tightly to prevent air in the jar which can dry out the sugar.
- Cookie mixes are safe for 1-3 years, but for best quality use within 3-6 months so sugar doesn’t harden.
- For this chocolate cranberry oat cookie mix, choose whatever kind of chip and dried fruit you prefer. If you’d like to add in some nuts, just swap out some of the chocolate chips or dried fruit.
Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookie Mix Recipe
Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookie Mix
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bottom of a 1 quart (1 litre) jar. Pack down very well.
- Follow by layering cranberries, oats and chocolate chips. Pack each layer down very well.
- Finish by layering brown sugar and white sugar on top.
- Decorate, label and attach baking directions.
- Also needed: 3/4 cup soft butter, 1 egg, 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In large bowl, cream together butter, egg and vanilla. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Beat until combined, will be stiff. Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Cool on wire rack. Makes ~3 dozen.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
How Long Does This Cookie Mix Last?
All the ingredients are shelf stable so there’s no problem keeping this mix around for a year or more. That said, I recommend using it within 3 to six months so the ingredients don’t dry out too much and are hard to remove from the jar.
Printable Labels & Decorating the Jar
Decorating the jar is easy! Cut a square piece of fabric, pliable wrapping paper or burlap. Tie a string or ribbon around the top and you’re pretty much done! Remember to include the instructions.
Here’s a pdf file for Cranberry Chocolate Oat Cookie Mix. I recommend you print on card stock or heavy paper for added durability. Or, you could print on regular paper and glue to card stock.
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