"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." — CARRIKER
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packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
semisweet chocolate chips
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 under the fabric, I came up the following layering order which looked very pretty: 1)white sugar 2)Oats 3)choc. chips 4)dark brown sugar 5)salt & baking powder 6)flour. I attached a wooden spoon to each of my jars. Approximate cost per jar including fabric, ribbon and wooden spoon: $4
I was VERY disappointed that the ingredients for this didn't fit into the quart size jar. It wasn't even close!
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 for more color contrast. I packed the ingredients in this order: 1) flour + baking powder + salt, 2) dark brown sugar, 3) white sugar, 4) oats, 5) chocolate chips (or M&M's, the regular or mini ones). I took the advice and used a paper funnel to help pour some of the ingredients into the jar, and used an ice cream scoop to pack them down. To pack: using a wide-mouth canning jar, put the flour mixture & tap down the jar on a hard surface (e.g. carpeted floor). The flour packs down nicely, to about the 300 ml line. Next, I packed the brown sugar in, to ~400+ ml. The white sugar taps down to to around 600 ml. Add the oats to around 800ml or less & you're set with the chips! I haven't figured out how to squeeze in an extra cup of nuts.
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)switching the order of brown sugar and oats, 2)reducing the chips to 3/4 fo a cup, and 3)reducing the walnuts to 1/2 cup. Very, very tasty!
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 bag...They came out great and were so much fun to make. As an extra special touch I also put into the baskets pictures of the boys making the jars, the gifts were a huge success! thank you!!
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 better cookies, if you tried!!
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 the texture of an oatmeal cookie-- more like a chocolate chip cookie with some oatmeal. I made 2 jars with a slight variation. I used cinnamon chips and topped off the jar with finely chopped walnuts. I'm sure they'll be great. This is a good recipe to use as a base.
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 look cute, with calico snowman tops, raffia, candy canes and a snowman Christmas card attached.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Country Oatmeal Cookie in a Jar
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 100
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