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Christmas Cookies in a Jar

With layers of vanilla chips, oats and dried cranberries, this delectable cookie mix looks as good as it tastes! For a special gift, tuck a jar in a pretty basket with wooden spoon, cookie sheet, kitchen timer and instructions.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a 1-qt. glass jar, layer the sugar and brown sugar, packing well between each layer. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; spoon into jar. Top with oats, cranberries and chips. Cover and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  • To prepare cookies: Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine. Beat in butter, egg and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Drop by the tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 188 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • redcottagechronicles
    Nov 14, 2016

    Not only perfect for Hostess gifts at Christmas time, but handy to have when guests drop in at lathe last minute. Everything premeasured making whipping up a batch of fresh baked cookies a breeze!

  • kimspacc
    Feb 13, 2016

    Made this for a Valentine's Day gift! Beautiful!

  • desertrose6
    Jan 23, 2013

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  • sjjmouse
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • maverik
    Dec 21, 2012

    I made this as teacher/daycare provider gifts. My daughter's daycare provider told me yesterday that they were FABULOUS cookies. She ended up making bar cookies out of them to save on time, and they turned out good that way, too.

  • Crystal_Stacey
    Dec 6, 2012

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  • joedebfry
    Dec 25, 2011

    I gave these as Christmas gifts to my neighbors; they are really pretty in a jar. Good cookies; we enjoyed them ourselves, also. I needed to lightly grease the baking sheets so the cookies wouldn't stick.

  • razzberryrose
    Oct 26, 2009

    Absolutely delicious. Making for Christmas fair. I had to try them out numerous times to make sure they were good enough, but someone has to do it. Really, really flavorful and they're hard to stop eating!

  • CherryWarrick
    Dec 13, 2007

    I am making about 15 of these as Christmas gifts for friends this year. It is an easy gift to prepare, and it looks so festive. Thanks for the great idea!

  • ladyreddragon2
    Nov 29, 2007

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