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Spicy Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


about 3-1/2 dozen

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. It's a quick and easy gift idea that's appreciated any time of year. Remember to include preparation instructions and a list of any additional ingredients needed with your gift tag. - Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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  • 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
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 90 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Laura 1207
    Jun 1, 2016

    OMG, I made these but used dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips. My boyfriend ate all 12 of them in 1 day. I only got 1 :-)

  • Di24
    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.

  • silken
    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.

  • tastetested
    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.

  • Jessica2783
    Dec 22, 2010

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

  • cookingofqueen
    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.

  • queenstacey
    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

  • sherry_vinigrette
    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!

  • LadyFrog3
    Aug 30, 2009

    This sounds like a good receipe. I can't wait to try it.LadyFrog3

  • aubiechic
    Dec 26, 2008

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