Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Gift in a Jar)

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A nice gift for the holidays. Choose a jar (1 quart or 1 liter) with a tight-fitting lid. Those jars with rubber rings and clamp lids are good. Print instructions on a recipe card and attach to the jar.


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3 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


  • 5/8 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    rolled oats
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour (note: flour is divided to make separate layers in the jar )1/2
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla or white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans (or walnuts)

  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Gift in a Jar)


  1. Carefully layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed. (Flour through pecans)
  2. Seal with lid.
  3. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
  4. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    contents of jar

    Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
    In a medium mixing bowl, beat together butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy.
    Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended.
    Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
    Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (Gift in a Jar)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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