Country Oatmeal Cookie in a Jar

Country Oatmeal Cookie in a Jar


"My boyfriend and I made 2 dozen of these jars as Christmas gifts this year, and they were a big hit. You can substitute raisins for chocolate chips, but the chocolate makes for a nice change."


30 m servings 314 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Using a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given. Pack down the jar after each addition. Put the lid on, and cover with an 8 inch circle of fabric. Secure the fabric over the lid using a rubber band, then cover the rubber band by tying a nice piece of ribbon or raffia around the lid. Attach a tag to the ribbon with the following instructions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of softened butter, with 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Add the entire contents of the jar, and mix by hand until combined. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
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  1. 83 Ratings


I took the advice of many reviewers (the most useful piece of advice was using the ice cream scoop for packing). Since I didn't want the colorful Nestle Holiday chocolate chip mix to be hidden...

I had difficulty packing everything in at first, but after trying a variety of things, I found something that works. First, I used unbleached flour (more of an off-white), and dark brown sugar ...

Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar, put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked cookies. Turned out to be a big hit and good seller! Followed the advice of 1)switchi...

My two boys (ages 9 and 2) and I made 5 of these jars for christmas gifts. They were a part of a basket filled with a pot holder, a mixing spoon, a dish towel, and a personalized mug with a tea...

I was VERY disappointed that the ingredients for this didn't fit into the quart size jar. It wasn't even close!

I don't know what the negative comment is all about, but this recipe is absolutely fabulous-- my only negative comment is that I must have eaten my weight in these cookies! You can't buy bette...

I just made 8 of these to give away as Christmas gifts. I baked one batch to see how they were and I LOVED THEM! These are the chewiest and best chocolate chip cookies EVER! They don't have t...

We packed & packed and could only get 3/4 c. choc. chips and no nuts into the jar. We tried both the regular and wide mouth 1 quart jars. We made 16 jars to give as Christmas gifts. They l...

I just finished making 12 for Christmas gifts! Very easy to make, and they look SO pretty! Very professional. No one believes that I did them myself! Make sure to use a funnel for the dry in...