Christmas Oat Cookies in a Jar

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    30 minutes

    This recipe is for a food gift, Christmas cookie mix in a jar. It's easy to make in bulk, all you need are the jars! You can substitute raisins for chocolate chips if you prefer.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Using a 1 litre jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given. Pack down the jar after each addition. Put the lid on and cover with an circle of decorative fabric. Secure the fabric over the lid using a rubber band, then cover the rubber band by tying a piece of ribbon around the lid. Attach a tag to the ribbon with the following instructions:
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. In a medium bowl, cream together 185g softened butter, two eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. Add the entire contents of the jar and mix by hand until combined. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking tray. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

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    I took the advice of many reviewers (the most useful piece of advice was using the ice cream scoop for packing). Since I didn't want the colorful Nestle Holiday chocolate chip mix to be hidden under the fabric, I came up the following layering order which looked very pretty: 1)white sugar 2)Oats 3)choc. chips 4)dark brown sugar 5)salt & baking powder 6)flour. I attached a wooden spoon to each of my jars. Approximate cost per jar including fabric, ribbon and wooden spoon: $4  -  23 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    96

    I had difficulty packing everything in at first, but after trying a variety of things, I found something that works. First, I used unbleached flour (more of an off-white), and dark brown sugar for more color contrast. I packed the ingredients in this order: 1) flour + baking powder + salt, 2) dark brown sugar, 3) white sugar, 4) oats, 5) chocolate chips (or M&M's, the regular or mini ones). I took the advice and used a paper funnel to help pour some of the ingredients into the jar, and used an ice cream scoop to pack them down. To pack: using a wide-mouth canning jar, put the flour mixture & tap down the jar on a hard surface (e.g. carpeted floor). The flour packs down nicely, to about the 300 ml line. Next, I packed the brown sugar in, to ~400+ ml. The white sugar taps down to to around 600 ml. Add the oats to around 800ml or less & you're set with the chips! I haven't figured out how to squeeze in an extra cup of nuts.  -  21 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    49

    Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar, put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked cookies. Turned out to be a big hit and good seller! Followed the advice of 1)switching the order of brown sugar and oats, 2)reducing the chips to 3/4 fo a cup, and 3)reducing the walnuts to 1/2 cup. Very, very tasty!  -  13 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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