Oatmeal Fruit Cookies Mix in a Jar
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (sultanas)
- 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
- Add the
ingredients to the jar one at a time in the order listed (beginning
with flour and ending with coconut), pressing firmly with a flat-bottom
glass or some other tamper after each addition. Be sure to make
the layers as level as possible.
- Secure the lid and decorate as desired.
- Store at room temperature and use within
a few months for best quality.
- Attach the following recipe on a gift card.
Oatmeal Fruit Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place all of the jar ingredients in
a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.
Place the butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl
and cream with an electric mixer set on low speed, or with a fork.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and blend with mixer
set on low speed or with a spoon until well-combined.
Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonsful onto an ungreased baking
sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light brown. Allow to cool for
5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2
Yield: 2 dozen
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