Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 3 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, oatmeal, brown sugar, peanut butter chips and then chocolate chips - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg and vanilla extract.
  10. Add the contents of the jar, and stir until well mixed.
  11. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  13. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  14. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Most Helpful

These were nice...a lot of chocolate chips! (That's good, I think!) We gave some mix as gifts and made some for us, too. The gifts were pretty, but next time I would rearrange and break up the layers to make it more visually appealing (though it wasn't bad as it is written.)

lucky ladybug December 18, 2010

These were very thick when mixing, but the results were great! We loved the chewy(slightly crisp on edges), biscuit-like texture of these(very different), almost like gourmet cookies. It's hard to eat just one, Yum!

Doxie Mama 26 September 18, 2008

Can anything be better than chocolate and peanut butter! I made these and my family ate them all that day. I plan on giving this to everyone this holiday season.

StacieJG December 06, 2007

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