Gifts in a Jar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups rolled oats, regular or quick
1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
About 1 1/4 cups multicolored plain peanut candy-covered chocolate pieces, raisins, chocolate-covered raisins, semisweet chocolate pieces, malted milk balls, chopped nuts, gumdrops, jelly beans or candy corn
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease 5 round 8-inch foil or regular pie pans. Place a round of wax paper on bottom of each pie pan; grease wax paper.
Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; beat until blended.
Stir in flour, baking soda, oats and coconut.
Divide dough evenly between prepared pans.
With the back of a large spoon, spread dough evenly over bottom of pans.
Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of your favorite topping over each cookie.
If desired, write a name or message with connecting pieces of chosen topping.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
Cool in pans.
Turn cooled cookies out of pans; remove wax paper rounds.
To serve, cut each cookie into 8 wedges.
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