Country Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

"I have made these for the last 3 years as gifts for sunday school teachers, the mail carrier, the woman who does my hair, etc and they have received rave reviews. Everyone who receives them asks for them the following year. Enjoy them"
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • Using a 1 quart jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given.
  • Pack down the jar after each addition.
  • Replace the lid and cover with an 8 inch circle of fabric.
  • Secure the fabric with a rubber band, cover the rubber band with a piece of ribbon or raffia around the lid.
  • Attach a tag to the ribbon with the following instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup softened butter, with 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Add the entire contents of the jar and mix by hand until combined.
  • Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins in a preheated oven.

Questions & Replies

  1. I want to start now on Christmas . Ha. Yes really . Can I keep my jar mixes fresh by using an oxygen absorber in my jars ?


  1. Thank you for not only a really good oatmeal cookie recipe, but one proportioned perfectly for gift giving and for excellent instructions, including size of jar. I made a batch of these before giving, and they were really yummy. Thank you!
  2. This is almost the exact recipe I lost that I was looking for. When moving it "disappeared" and I was happy to find it here. I do everything the same but I only add 2/3 cup of sugar as my original called for.
  3. 1 1/2 cups of flour takes up alot of room. Way more than the picture shows. I couldn't fit everything into the quart jar.
  4. So easy to assemble. When baking the cookies, I found that they "flattened" quite a bit. However, they were still good! PAC Spring '07
  5. What a neat idea!! Definitely going in my cookbook and on my list of unique gift ideas.


Hi! I am a stay-at-home mom of 4 children. They are 13, 8, 7, 6. I like to cook things that are quick to make, inexpensive, easy to double and good for you. My oldest child will hardly eat anything, so when I find something she likes, it becomes a staple in our family cookbook. I hope you enjoy the recipes my family likes and I know I'll be using plenty of yours. :)
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