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Oatmeal Pecan Cookie Mix

 Oatmeal Pecan Cookie Mix
This present will be welcomed by anyone who enjoys homemade cookies. The mix is simple to prepare and the results are yummy. I enjoy decorating the jar lids with fabric. As a finishing touch, I tie on a tag with baking instructions. —Bev Woodcock, Kingston, Ontario
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking
  • powder. In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer the flour mixture, brown sugar,
  • oats, pecans and rice cereal, packing well between each layer. Cover
  • and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch
  • (about 4 cups total).
  • To make cookies: In a large bowl, cream butter until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add cookie mix. Drop by
  • rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes
  • before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 160 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.