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Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar

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Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar
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Course: Gifts in a Jar, Drop CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Give the gift of homemade cookies. This Oatmeal Raisin Spice cookie mix in a jar comes with directions so the recipient can bake their own fresh cookies. These make fun gifts!
Of course, if you just want to bake these cookies right away, skip the jar step!


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup raisins

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare the mix:
  • Mix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart “wide mouth” canning jar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer in place before adding the flour mixture.

    If you are not doing a gift jar, just put all the ingredients in a big bowl and follow the instructions on the tag, below.
  • Attach the instructions:
  • Write out or print out a tag containing the following instructions so that the recipient of the jar can make the cookies:
  • Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies
    Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix. Add: 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened at room temp. Stir in one egg, slightly beaten. Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You may need to finish mixing with your hands. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. DO NOT USE WAXED PAPER. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 11 to 13 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to baking racks to finish cooling. Makes 3 dozen cookies. Shelf life: 3 months.


  • Photo by N Steenhout. Used with permission.


Name & Location
(example: Sue in LA)
This recipe is absolutely delicious and a family-favourite. We make the jars up for family and friends at Christmas and bake a batch or two for ourselves along the way... One jar makes lots and lots of cookies!
- LibrarianMum in The Midlands, England
Absolutely fabulous - kids made this recipe at school for a Christmas fundraiser. The cookies were FAB!!! The Quaker recipe used to be my favorite, but now these are. Really, really good!! Very buttery, and the hint of 'spice' is amazingly delish.
- Mom in VA
Best oatmeal cookies I have ever made.
- A Baker
These are by far the best Oatmeal cookies I have ever had! I substituted cranberries for the raisins because I'm more partial to cranberries, but the cookie itself was so flavorful and spicy. I love these!
- A Bread Baby in California
I love this idea, we make for gifts for our school parents and every one loved. Third year these are one of my gift for people who really like to bake is a nice detail, I also make my self and my family love is so easy!!!!
- A Baker
This is the best Oatmeal Raisin I've ever had! Wonderful taste and the lightly crisp outside/soft center has made me a beliver, lol. I am gonna make another batch! And in the future, I also will experiment with the base of this recipe. Its that good!
- Cherie in Illinois
Best Oatmeal Raisin cookies ever! My new favorite for every year!! <3
- Misty in England atm
Excellent recipe! Perfect gift for teachers & neighbors around the holidays. Tip: use a ladle to help "flatten" down the layers as you go. I really didn't think that this was all going to fit in a 1-quart jar, but if you pack your layers well, it works perfectly!
- A Baker
My friend who is allergic to chocolate, and therefore eats a lot of oatmeal cookies says this is the best oatmeal cookie reciped she has ever tasted. I must agree. Also, like someone else mentioned, dried cranberries also make a wonderful substitute for raisins. Also, of all the jarred cookies I must say these look the best presentation wise in the jar.
- Bill McKay in Connecticut
My wife made these for Christmas gifts one year, now we make them ever year for our christmas baking. These are the best oatmeal cookies I've ever eaten.
- Guy in Ontario
I wasn't that thrilled when I received the cookie ingredients in a jar as a Christmas gift, but after making them and eating half of the cookies, I had to get the recipe. These are the best and probably the only oatmeal raisin spice cookies I'll ever eat. I hope to get this gift again.
- A Baker
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