Monday, December 6, 2010

Coconut Cranberry Cookies in Jar!

This is a great cookie in jar recipe. We got this a couple of years ago from a dear friend. We have since made it as a stand by gift ready for whomever we forgot to get a gift for! Our kids have made them for their married siblings. The cookie is delicious. The cornflakes and the cranberries make a great presentation in the jar.

One challenge to making these cookies in a jar or any jar type gift is the jar itself can drive the price up. The best is to look for cute jars at garage sales or find them on a 90% off sale.

Last year, we found great jars at a store close-out and only paid $1 per jar! I was sooo glad we had made extra as the unexpected blizzard on Christmas Eve caused all our company to stay the night. I was able to pull cookies in jar gifts off the shelf to have presents to give! You can always throw in a stainless steel cookie sheet to make this an even better gift! (click here)

Put this tag on your jar:

In this Jar:
1 1/4 cups flour Add to this Mix:
1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. baking soda 1 egg
1/2 cup oatmeal 1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar Cream butter. Add egg and vanilla. Add jar ingredients
1/2 craisins Mix well. Bake cookies 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
1 cup cornflakes Cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
1 cup coconut

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