Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix - Gift in a Jar

Recipe by Brenda.
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 Gift Jar




  • To make mix:
  • In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg; mix well.
  • Add oats; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place. A quart canning jar is most commonly used. If using a jar, cut out a square or circle of pretty fabric with pinking shears and place over jar lid, tie with a pretty ribbon or raffia.
  • Attach a gift tag with the following mixing and baking instructions:
  • (Ingredients needed to complete Cookies):
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened (no substitutions).
  • 3/4 cup honey.
  • 1 large egg.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add egg; beat well.
  • Add half of cookie mix; beat well.
  • Add remaining cookie mix; beat well.
  • Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.
  • Heat oven to 350°F Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.