In an effort to have a more homemade (and affordable) Christmas, I decided to put together some cookie mixes to give away to friends and family. My sister did this last year and it was lovely!
I wanted to make these cookies super simple so I decided to use melted butter in the recipe rather than softened butter. I can't make it any easier than melting, cooling, dumping, and stirring- if you can't handle that, you oughta pour yourself a Bailey's and take a holiday hiatus.
I bought my jars at Stop and Shop where I got 12 quart jars for $10. While you're buying the jars, let me also recommend that you buy a funnel. I didn't and well...let's be honest. There was a lot of spillage. Pretty sure I'll be sweeping up flour and sugar for days to come. Don't be like me!
This is not a quick project, but I did enjoy it! I made 8 jars in total- if you're gonna go through the steps, you might as well make a bunch! I put How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and measured away!
Layer the following ingredients in 1 quart jar starting with the raisins on the bottom and ending with the flour on top. See picture above! Each jar makes roughly 36 cookies.
1 1/4 cups flour (I used a whole wheat/white blend)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
Attach the following directions to each jar of cookie mix! To make it extra special, you could also include a cookie scoop like this one. Cookie scoops make perfect cookies attainable for everyone!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Preheat oven to 350.
Empty contents of jar into large mixing bowl. Stir to combine ingredients.
In a separate bowl, melt one stick (1/2 cup) of butter and let cool. To butter, add two eggs, and 1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
Add butter/egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Ingredients: white and whole wheat flour, old fashioned oats, raisins, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white sugar, brown sugar