Peanutty Rainbow Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

Total Time
55mins
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 1/2 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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, 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.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  5. PEANUTTY RAINBOW COOKIES GIFT TAG:
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  7. COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
  8. Preheat oven to 350.
  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 5 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 2 weeks.
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These were really nice looking in the jar lovely layers. Made for RECIPE SWAP #32 - September 2009