jar cookies

Mason jars make everything better. You can make then into lamps, freeze your homemade chicken stock in them, store your moonshine in it, or you can make jar cookies. We’ve all see these before, usually around holidays and white elephants but they are delicious and I’m sharing just one of many recipes you could use.

Cranberry Winter cookies are perhaps my favorite and I gave a few of these away as Christmas gifts last year. In typical family fashion, my parents waited until July or so before actually making them, but they were still great! In fact, for our family trip this weekend, I was told to make these again for the cabin. How could I resist? There are about 100 variations of this old favorite, but give these a try this season. They layer
s are beautiful, and the red cranberries with white chocolate chips are quite festive even if you’re baking them in July.

Jar Cookies (Cranberry Winter Cookies)

Ingredients1889225_1651711191712868_95737404_n
1 cup + 2 Tbs all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

Directions

  1. Cut out the bottom of a solo cup or use a Mason jar funnel to keep ingredients in the jar and off your counter top 😉
  2. Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl, then transfer to Mason jar. Use the back of a wooden spoon to pack down ingredients
  3. Add in the following ingredients in the order listed starting with the oats and finishing with the walnuts
  4. Make your own fun labels or print these from this site. They also have other jar cookie recipes to choose from.

The label will tell the baker to add 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, a dash of vanilla, and 1 egg to the mix before baking at 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Such an easy recipe that travels well too. As you travel to see family and friends this holiday season, take a few of these with you and bake up a batch for everyone to enjoy1

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