HOLIDAY IN A JAR

Holiday Season hajar2s officially started! You will be visiting friends and family and if you don’t want to show up empty handed, we have a great DIY gift idea for you! Cookie Mix in a Jar! We like the below recipe as the ingredients look really pretty when stacked in the jar 🙂 Just get a 1 liter (1 quart) jar, fill it up with the ingredients below, and make it pretty with a nice ribbon 🙂 We call it Holiday in a Jar!

 

HOLIDAY IN A JAR

  1. Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
  2. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    • In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter (softened), brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tea spoon of vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips, cranberries, and pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
    • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Oatmeal-Walnut Cookies

The weather is getting colder so we thought warm oatmeal cookies would be a great idea. Here is a simple recipe that we love and hope you enjoy! walnutcookie2

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350º.

2 Place granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.

3 Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level with a knife.  Add flour, oats, salt and egg to mixture; beat well. Stir in walnuts.

4 Drop by level tablespoons, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350º for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

5 Remove from oven; let stand 2 minutes.

6 Remove cookies from baking sheet; serve warm. Enjoy!