California Walnut Breakfast Cookie Mix Gift Jar

Walnuts and cranberries are a wonderful holiday flavor pairing. Give this wholesome cookie mix gift jar as a fun (and delicious) gift this season.

California Walnut Breakfast Cookie Mix Gift Jar


Dry ingredients (layer into a glass jar)

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk powder, skim, instant
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups oatmeal, quick-cooking (not instant)
  • 1 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. In a glass jar, layer the dry ingredients in the order they are listed.
  2. On a gift tag or card, list the additional ingredients and the recipe.

California Walnut Breakfast Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14 ounce) can pineapple, well-drained, crushed
1 jar of "cookie mix"

In large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in the vanilla. Next, stir in the crushed pineapple.

In separate bowl, mix together the contents of the "cookie mix" from the jar until well combined. Add the dry ingredients into the pineapple mixture and stir until well combined. Drop by rounded spoonsful onto greased baking sheet.

Bake in 350 degrees F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking rack.

Total Time 15 Min | Yield: 2 dozen large cookies

Nutrition information: 192 Calories Fat 8g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 2g Polyunsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 90mg Carbohydrates 28g Dietary Fiber 1g Protein 4g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: California Walnuts