I just baked these Cranberry Hootycreeks about an hour ago. I decided to make these for my Christmas presents after looking at some other recipes, but decided that I had better put it in the jar and make the cookies as if I had received the jar as a present. It was very easy! I had used the Craisins instead of dried cranberries which made the cookies more sweet. If you use those, you might want to cut out just a little sugar. I also had plenty of room in the jar and I only packed down the sugar and flour parts. The cookies were moist and delicious! For fun, I put a few semi-sweet chocolate chips on a couple of cookie doughballs before baking (since I love chocolate), and I liked it much better. My husband and son both loved them without the dark chocolate chips, though. I think I'll add some for color in the strata of some jars. By the way, I put heaping teaspoonfuls on heavy-duty aluminum foil (for my cookie sheets--it cooks more lightly, evenly and holds more cookies than my little cookie sheet). It made 35 small cookies instead of 18 bigger ones. When the recipe called for heaping spoonfuls, I figured it meant teaspoonfuls. Try this recipe! I planned to give it to my son's class for tomorrow, but my husband won't let me. I gotta go make some more!
updated 12-27-00. I gave away a dozen mason jars with this recipe. I baked extra cookies for people to try, and everyone that tried them loved them!
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I just baked these Cranberry Hootycreeks about an hour ago. I decided to make these for my...