Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sharing Gifts From The Heart

Recipe for Spicy Oatmeal Raising Cookies ingredients in a jar
1. 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2. 1/3 cup sugar
3. 3/4 teaspoon allspice
4. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
5. 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
6. 1 cup flour
7. 1 cup quick-cooking oats
8. 3/4 cup raisins
9. 1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions for jar:
1. In a 1 quart jar, pack brown sugar in bottom and make it as level as possible. Pour sugar over and level.
2. In small bowl, combine allspice, baking powder, baking soda and flour mixture over sugar. Level carefully, then tamp down.
3. Pour oats over flour and level. Sprinkle raisins on top and press down. Sprinkle nuts over raisins. Place lid on jar.

Instructions for baking:
(I usually print the baking instructions out on a pretty piece of paper and cut out card to look nice & crafty)
-1 egg
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour contents of jar into large mixing bowl. Add egg and softened butter (or margarine).
2. Beat on low speed or mix by hand until mixture is thoroughly blended.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to cooking rack. (Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen)

Icing (optional)
-1 cup powdered sugar, divided
-1-2 tablespoons milk
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1. In small bowl, combine powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth, adding additional milk as necessary until drizzling consistency is reached. Drizzle over cookies and let set.

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Stephanie said...

This looks soooo yummy. It looks like it could be a really inexpensive, yet very nice, gift to make for friends that you can't really go all out on.

Eagles Wings said...

Cool idea...yeah inexpensive but thoughtful!

Pamela said...

Iced oatmeal cookies sound delicious! They would make a perfect homemade gift and would look so pretty in a little jar. Thanks! :)

Kathleen Marie said...

These sound yummy! Thanks!

Michelle said...

those sound good! I might have to make some up!

Magi said...

These sound wonderful! I've been wanting to try some mixes in a jar. It makes it a little easier when you get busy. Thanks for participating in Sharing Gifts from the Heart!

Larae said...

Oooo, spicy?! Awesome! Thanks for sharing =)

Barb said...

I'm making gifts in a jar for the very first time this year so this recipe couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I may have to make MYSELF a jar of these - oatmeal raisin cookies are my husband's very favorite cookie. So thank you very much for helping me figure out what on earth to put into the jars! :-)