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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar:

Here is an easy, fun and inexpensive gift to make. This is an oatmeal, chocolate (or other kind of chip) and coconut cookie mix. The people on my Christmas list get one of this babies whether they really want it or not. It is my tradition to hand these out each year, and I think they taste good. I hope they do. I guess they are more welcome than fruitcake, in some circles.


Recipe:


1 1/4 Cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup of 1 minute oatmeal
3/4 cup of chocolate chips
(raisins are good substitute)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar


When it comes time to bake these mixes up, preheat the oven to 350. Pour contents of jar into a big mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of cooking oil. Add that mixture to the dry stuff and mix well. Use a spoon to drop globs of dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Pop into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, remove from baking sheet to cool and then eat. This is supposed to make 4 dozen cookies, but I really doubt you will get that much out of the recipe. Enjoy!


Here are some easy to follow, step by step pictures.


1. This is all you need:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

2. Organize your items to your satisfaction.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


3. Use a whisk to mix up the flour, baking powder and salt:


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

4. Place the flour mixture in the jar first:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



5. Add the oatmeal (sorry, it's hard to see the oatmeal):

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


6. Add the chocolate chips. 
Keep packing everything down firmly:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

7. Add the coconut:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

8. Add the packed brown sugar:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

My helper arrives. Dana wants to help so bad. She wishes that she has hands. There is not a day that goes by that our girl does not think about all she could do if only she had some hands. Anyway, while in the kitchen with me, she found a chocolate chip on the floor. I am keeping an eye on her to see if I will need to call the vet. Hey, wait a minute here! There are no dogs allowed in the kitchen. Dana, go away. Go away! Thank you. ....


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

9. Add the white sugar:

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10. Put the flat lid down over the sugar. Place a 9" fabric circle on that, and then put the rim on. I'll show you the finished product later, when it is finished. I usually put rafia or ribbon around the lid, and add my gift tag and the baking instructions. Some years, when I am feeling rich, I add a wooden spoon.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Have fun!


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2 comments:

Miss Julie said...

These are good, we like them! Keep 'em coming, Aunt Kathy. Looking forward to Christmas already!

Kathy @ Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Aunt Julie.

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