Monday, January 26, 2009

Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)

In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt,
cloves and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Transfer to
resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or
other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

Instructions to be included with gift jar:

Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookies:

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened, no substitutions
3/4 cup honey
1 large egg
Contents of gift jar

In large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy.
Add egg; beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining
cookie mix; beat well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece
of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2-inch thick ness. Wrap tightly;
chill at least 4 hours.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove one portion of dough from
refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on
ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of
glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 5
to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do
not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Yields about 6 dozen cookies.

Decorated Cookies - Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white
chocolate, ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes,
assorted small candies or candy sprinkles.

Thumbprint Cookies - Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of
each cookie dough ball. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden
brown. Remove cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate
candy into indentation or fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Cool and
store as directed.


Lissaloo said...

I love to make gift jars to give away, I am adding this one to my recipes, thank you! Also the apple doughnut one is calling my name! lol :)