Oatmeal Cookie Gift

    18 min

    Looking for a unique food gift that is easy to make? Layer this oatmeal cookie mix in a litre jar, then wrap the top with a festive piece of cloth and tie with a ribbon and the instructions.

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    Makes: 1 one litre jar

    • 250g porridge oats
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 125g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. In a 1 litre jar, layer the ingredients in the following order: half of the oats, half of the dark brown soft sugar, all of the flour. Mix together the sugar, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon, put on top of flour, then remaining dark brown soft sugar and remaining oats. Screw on the lid and attach a tag with the following instructions:
    2. Oatmeal Cookies

    3. Preheat your oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking tray. In a large bowl, beat 275g of butter with 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Stir in the contents of the jar. Drop cookies by rounded teaspoons 5cm apart onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on tray for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!


    Add a 150g layer of raisins, currants or chocolate chips to the jar.

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    These cookies are delicious but they did spread alot. I substituted 1/2 of the butter with canola oil it was still fantastic. I will make these again, but, I will eliminate greasing the pan and maybe add an egg white to keep it from spreading. Thanks for recipe!  -  13 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The cookie dough itself was absolutely delicious! But the cookies spread alot, so they have to be spaced out on a baking tray, about 5 cm, apart. The cookies were delicious and I'll definately make them again.  -  24 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these with my kids. It is such an easy and fun recipe. I did have to adjust my cooking time a little, but that is to be expected. With different ovens the cooking time will vary. We will make these and hand them out for Christmas at my husbands office, and the kids are going to make some for their Teachers! I think I will make some extra, like one reviewer said. One bite and they will know that they are in for a real tasty treat. I think these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever made!  -  11 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)