Homemade Holiday Gift: Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Jar

Instead of passing out cookies this year, try gifting a handmade cookie-in-a-jar kit.
oatmeal cookie gift

Instead of passing out cookies this year, try gifting a DIY cookie kit. Pre-measured dry ingredients, plus a few extras make baking a batch of oatmeal cookies a cinch.

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Jar
oatmeal cookies
Cookie recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

For the Cookie Jar:
¾ all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cups rolled oats
¾ cup raisins

Equipment: 1 sheet parchment paper, 1-quart glass jar or other container with lid, recipe card with baking instructions

Add ingredients to the jar in order, starting with flour and ending with raisins. To get them into the jar more easily, first measure on to a piece of parchment paper. Use the parchment to gently transfer each layer into the jar. Cover.

Write these directions on the recipe card:
1 jar Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Mix
1 stick softened butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Combine all ingredients to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix until just combined.

Drop small mounds of dough onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a baking rack and cool completely. Makes 30 small or 15 large cookies.

Nutrition info for one small cookie:

Calories: 93
; Total Fat: 4 grams
; Saturated Fat: 2 grams
; Total Carbohydrate: 15  grams; 
Sugars: 10 grams

Protein: 1 gram
; Sodium:  31 milligrams; 
Cholesterol: 14 milligrams; 
Fiber:  1 gram

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