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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cookie Mixes in a Bag:

I also finally got some pretty flannel bags sewn for my cookie mixes and these are almost ready to go.  I think I will add a wooden spoon and also my tags.  They are so pretty!  At least I think so.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

You can make these yourself for gifts or to sell.  They are really easy.  This was from a post I did in June, when I was getting this project ready:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

As Jimmy Buffett says, "I got inspired and I knew that it wouldn't last long", so I began working on some cookie mixes this morning.  I have decided to put the oatmeal-chocolate chip mixes into bags this time, instead of into jars.  They will be much lighter, and the bag itself can be reused for another purpose.  And, if I decide to mail the mixes, they will not be as heavy or fragile.  Plus, making the bags are easy and will get me back into sewing.  I think that I will use some of this pretty fabric that I just happened to have laying around.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The box of  Ziplock gallon freezer bags held 38 bags.  So, I decided to make 38 batches.  I put one cup of quick oats into each bag.  It is a lot cheaper to buy your quick rolled oats in bulk, at the restaurant supply store.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Then I added 1 1/4 cup of flour (I ended up using 15 lbs. of flour!), 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  I will need to buy more chocolate chips and coconut before I can add more to the mixes.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
I rolled them up for easy storage until I can get back to them.  They are safe and clean and ready for the next step.

Here is the complete 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 bag into a big mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of cooking oil (you can use shortening instead). 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!

I have always made them in canning jars before, but I thought that these would be easier to mail.  Here is a past posts with the recipe and how to make them in the canning jars:  Dana Helps Make Cookie Mixes in a Jar.  And one about buying in bulk: Looking for Rolled Oats?

So, there you go!  Have fun with this little project.  There is plenty of time before Christmas to whip these babies up for a yummy little gift. 

Take care, 


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