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 1/2 dozen cookies.
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- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup instant oatmeal
- 1 cup miniature M&M's chocolate candies, candy pieces
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (to be added by the recipient)
- 1Creating the Gift in a Jar:
- 2Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
- 3Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the flour, baking soda, salt, oatmeal, M&Ms, brown sugar, sugar and then peanuts - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
- 4Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
- 5PEANUTTY RAINBOW COOKIES GIFT TAG:
- 6Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- 7COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
- 8Preheat oven to 350.
- 9In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg and vanilla extract.
- 10Add the contents of the jar, and stir until well mixed.
- 11Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
- 12Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
- 13Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
- 14Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutritional Facts for Peanutty Rainbow Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)
Serving Size: 1 (32 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 21
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 145.3
- Calories from Fat 67
- Total Fat 7.5 g
- Saturated Fat 3.2 g
- Cholesterol 21.6 mg
- Sodium 138.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 10.1 g
- Protein 2.7 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
miniature M&M's chocolate candies