The classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie mix in a jar. It does not get more classic than this recipe. I made them with my grandmother Dolores and I am pretty sure the recipe came from her mom. Not sure where it came from before her, but we love it. Occasionally I try to sneak in raisins. The kids have mixed feelings about the raisins. I like them so I do it when I am in the mood.
Ingredients for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies:
- Using a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given. Pack down the jar after each addition. I use an ice-cream scoop and a small spatula. Put the lid on, and cover with an 8 inch circle of fabric. Secure the fabric over the lid using a rubber band, then cover the rubber band by tying a nice piece of ribbon or raffia around the lid. If you pack super tight you can squeeze in a few more nuts and chocolate chips.Attach a tag to the ribbon with the following instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of 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 an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.