Saturday, June 9, 2012

Oatmeal Chip Cookie (Mix in a Jar)

Recently I looked up recipes that would work to give as gifts in a canning jar, as I had several end-of-the-school-year gifts to give.  I tried two (this one and a trail mix muffin recipe), and really liked them both!  This one is a chewy oatmeal cookie, with coconut, white chocolate, and milk chocolate chips.

This fit perfectly in a quart canning jar (use wide mouth for easiest filling), and the batch makes 3 dozen cookies.  You could also put the dry mix in any container just to have on hand, or you could just make these cookies without making the mix.  It's a delicious cookie recipe, the fact that it fits in a jar is just a bonus! :)

Oatmeal Chip Cookie Mix
Printable version here: Recipe
Printable version here: Set of 6 gift tag instructions

Jar ingredients
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chips
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

Additional ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Place oats in a food processor (or blender); cover and pulse until fine; set aside.  In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a 1-quart glass jar, layer the oats, flour mixture, chips, coconut, brown sugar, then sugar, packing well between each layer.  Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.  Yield: 3 dozen cookies

2. To prepare cookies: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.  Beat in egg and vanilla. (I mixed mine by hand, and the butter mixture wasn't evenly mixed, but it still worked fine) Add cookie mix and mix well (mixture will be dry- I found it best to mix it with my hands at the end).  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 375º for 10 minutes, or until cookies are just starting to brown.  They will still be soft, so cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks.

Recipe source:

Why I love it? Not only does it work well as a gift idea, but the cookies are delicious!  They're soft & chewy, and with the coconut and 2 types of chips (white & chocolate), they have the perfect amount of taste and texture.


  1. Michelle, how big is the jar you're using here?

  2. It's a quart (4 cup) wide-mouth canning jar.