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Christmas Cookies in a Jar

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Makes

3 dozen

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.
Christmas Cookies in a Jar Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 375°. Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine. Beat in butter, egg and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Drop by the tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 97 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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