Last week I had the opportunity to share a cookie recipe and mason jar gift over at Made to be a Momma as part of a Christmas Cookie Exchange. I want to share my recipe and gift idea with you here along with the printables I used to create the gift.
Plus, there’s a Giveaway hosted by all the Christmas Cookie Exchange Bloggers! Enter below for your chance to win $150 Visa Gift Card!
This cookie is one of my favorites, it combines cranberries, vanilla, and oatmeal. It’s originally from Taste of Home and has been a hit with my family. The best part; it makes a great gift in a jar. Mason jar gifts are one of my obsessions this holiday season. These ingredients, layered together with a cute tag, make a special gift for a teacher or co-worker and are inexpensive and easy to assemble.
You will find the recipe below as well as a file to print the recipe and instructions for the top of the jar. This recipe includes instructions on how to layer the ingredients in a jar as well as make the cookies. If you can’t wait feel free to skip the jar and whip up a batch for yourself.
Cranberry Vanilla Christmas Cookies
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
• ¾ cup all-purpose flour
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup quick-cooking oats
• 1 cup dried cranberries
• 1 cup vanilla or white chips
• ½ cup butter, melted
• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• In a 1-quart glass jar, layer the sugar and brown sugar, packing well between each layer.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; spoon into jar. Top with oats, cranberries, and chips. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
• To prepare cookies; pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine. Beat in butter, egg, and
vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
• Drop by the tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 8-10
minutes or until browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes about 3 dozen.
To jazz up your jar print out this label for the top, and add ribbon and a gift tag. That’s it, no wrapping, its beautiful all by itself.
Now onto the giveaway!
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