If you need a cheap, but thoughtful gift for someone on your Christmas list, these cookie gift jars are easy to make. And everybody likes cookies right? Well, except Nazis. So if you have a Nazi on your Christmas list, you might want to stick with a swastika embroidered oven mitt. But everyone else would probably love these oatmeal spice cookies
1 cup flour mixed with
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda and
1/2 teaspoon sale
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup raisin, cranberry, dried apple or the like
1/2 cup white sugar
Layer ingredients in order given in a one quart wide-mouth canning jar. Gently press each layer before adding the next one.
Decorate jar and add this gift tag:
Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin Spice Cookie Mix
Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl and combine. Add 1 1/4 stick melted butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until blended. For best results, chill for at least a half hour. Shape into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 dozen.