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Thursday, December 9, 2010


Here is one of many recipes I will post for the holidays.  This cookie gift can be given as a party gift, an office gift or something to put under the tree for someone special.

CHRISTMAS COOKIES IN A JAR   Opens large photo in lightbox. If you click on this you can click Escape to exit the lightbox. Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar - Photo by Nicolas Steenhout

1 1/3 cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup rice krispies cereal
¾ cup butterscotch chips
1.2 cup chopped pecans

Layer the ingredients in the order given in a one quart wide mouth canning jar.  Firmly pack each ingredient in place.  Put cover on.

Attach ribbon, ornament or small wooden spoon to the lid with the following baking directions:

Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl.  Add ½ cup of butter, 1 egg and ½ tsp vanilla.  Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon.  When completely blended roll into large walnut-size balls.  Place on cookie sheet and flatten with palm of your hand.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.