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Inexpensive Gifts to Make Later This Year - Part 2 in a Series

September 12th, 2007 at 07:35 pm

Plan ahead now and save money in December! Many easy, handmade gifts can be possible this year and convey a thoughtful, personal touch.

I am posting the second recipe for "Mix in a Jar" gifts (scroll down my blog for previous entries) for you to collect and use to your advantage.

Great for the little folks you want to surprise including coaches and teachers, nurses, mailmen, salon and anyone who has an appetite! Some of the recipes are my originals, some are credited as shown.

I prefer healthy, easy on the sugar and fat foods. This one is saved by the oatmeal! (Kids and teens would love to get this too!)

1 quart jar with screw lid, sanitized and dry (get decorative ones at the thrift store or just use canning jars)

1 C sugar
1 C whole wheat cake flour
1 C quick cooking oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 Sq semi-sweet Baker's Chocolate, coarsely chopped

Layer ingredients in the jar (starting with the sugar on the bottom). Close lid tightly and tie a nice piece of fabric or wrapping paper over lid with ribbon, leaving a long enough tail to attach a recipe card as written below.

"Eat Me Quick Oatmeal Cookies"
Preheat oven to 375. Beat 3/4 C softened butter in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla.

Stir Cookie Mix into the butter mixture until well blended. Spoon heaping tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 fo 12-14 min or until golden brown. Cool on bakin sheet 1 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Makes 30 servings (1 cookie each)"

Enjoy and stay tuned for more in coming weeks Wink

2 Responses to “Inexpensive Gifts to Make Later This Year - Part 2 in a Series”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I wonder if I subbed the white sugar out with brown sugar and used 100% whole wheat flour what that would do to the recipe. I'll have to try that. I love oatmeal cookies but can't eat white sugar.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Brown sugar will make the cookies softer, and is definitely allowable as a substitute.

    Stone ground whole wheat flour is fine as well, the recipe above calls for whole wheat cake flour which is just a finer ground than standard ww flour. The BEST choice is a basic ww flour by Gold Medal available in major groceries which is pretty much indistinguishable from a basic white flour. (Costs a little more though).

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