Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

Stormy Stewart


Honey spice is such a nice change from the everyday chocolate chips cookies. This recipes uses honey instead of cane sugar in this naturally wonderful cookie. Included is instructions forthumbprint and decorated cookies

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2 3/4 c
1 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
each baking soda and baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 c
rolled oats, uncooked


1Layer in order given in a decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

2Instructions 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

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3above is also a picture with the cookie with crushed nuts on top

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #gift-in-a-jar