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Spicy Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe

Spicy Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe

Brown sugar and spice and everything nice—like cinnamon, coconut, oats and chips—are layered together in pretty jars of yummy, ready-to-bake cookies. A quick and easy gift idea that's appreciated any time of year, it was shared by our Test Kitchen. Remember to include preparation instructions and a list of any additional ingredients needed with your gift tag.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:22 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup swirled milk chocolate and caramel chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer flour mixture, brown sugar, sugar, oats, chips and coconut, packing well between each layer. Cover and store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (4 cups).
  • 2. To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter, egg and vanilla. Add cookie mix and mix well.
  • 3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 173 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Spicy Oatmeal Cookie Mix

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Have given this as a gift many times. Use cinnamon chips instead of chocolate & no coconut, much better. Can make into bars as well as cookies. Everyone loves them."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"I was given these as a gift in the jar so I followed the recipe and added the egg, butter and vanilla. When all mixed up the batter was too dry and crumbly to drop by spoonfuls. Anyone else run into this? I am assuming the gifter used the correct amount of dry ingredients as she is a great cook. I think I will add a bit of milk to wet the batter, but I would like to know if this is unique to me. I was going to make some jars of this for gifts as well."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Someone gave the cookie mix to me as a Christmas gift. It was so delicious that I had to go online and hunt down the full recipe. I will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"fantastic... great hostess gift for people that don't like alcohol!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"queenstacey, Nestle makes chips that have two flavors swirled together. and you can find this product in the supermarket with the other baking chips."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I don't know what swirled milk chocolate & carmel chips mean. Is it one cup each of chips or a total of 2 cups for the chips"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"Really great recipe! Definitely use butter and not margarine - margarine contains water. A cookie to splurge calories on for sure, but tasty!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"This sounds like a good receipe. I can't wait to try it.


Reviewed Nov. 27, 2008

"Morganrp, it's possible your butter was too soft (or melted). I've also had that happen when I used margerine instead of real butter (or Blue Bonnet).

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"I tried this recipe this weekend and was VERY disappointed. The cookies just spread out over the entire cookie sheet and I had to scrape them off and throw them away. Any suggestion of what may be the problem?"

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