Oatmeal Raisin Spice cookie mix in a jar with tag attached with directions on how to prepare the mix. These make wonderful gifts to give any time of year, and also for wedding favors, hostess gifts, baby showers, or take to a cookie exchange. Make sure to bake some up so people know what they taste like. Store in a cool dry place away from a heat source so condensation and clumping does not occur. Enjoy.

Lisa
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

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  • Layer ingredients in the following order into a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar: Flour mixture, raisins, rolled oats, brown sugar, and white sugar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer before adding the next layer.

  • Attach a tag with the following instructions: Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 2. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix. 3. Mix in 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened. Stir in one slightly beaten egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart. 4. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to wire racks to finish cooling.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; 0.4 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 69 mg sodium. 15.4 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
These cookies are great!! I gave this to several people and EVERYONE loved it!! The only thing I did different was to put it in different order because I didn't want the flower mix or sugar to seep down and I wanted the raisins to be at the top incase they didn't want raisins in their cookies. The layer order I used was: flour mixture (bottom) brown sugar white sugar rolled oats then the raisins. All in all a FANTASTIC recipe!! My 1 1/2 year old son LOVED them (he cried when there was no more!!) so we give this one a 2 thumbs up!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2011
K I'm confused. How is 5 cups 3 teaspoons supposed to fit in a 4 cup (1 ounce) jar? I pushed a pushed but alas it didn't work. I ended up cutting the oats down to 1 1/2 raisins to 1/2 and sugars and flour each by a bit. I'm giving them as gifts and I'm nervous. Read More
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107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
These cookies are great!! I gave this to several people and EVERYONE loved it!! The only thing I did different was to put it in different order because I didn't want the flower mix or sugar to seep down and I wanted the raisins to be at the top incase they didn't want raisins in their cookies. The layer order I used was: flour mixture (bottom) brown sugar white sugar rolled oats then the raisins. All in all a FANTASTIC recipe!! My 1 1/2 year old son LOVED them (he cried when there was no more!!) so we give this one a 2 thumbs up!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
These cookies are great!! I gave this to several people and EVERYONE loved it!! The only thing I did different was to put it in different order because I didn't want the flower mix or sugar to seep down and I wanted the raisins to be at the top incase they didn't want raisins in their cookies. The layer order I used was: flour mixture (bottom) brown sugar white sugar rolled oats then the raisins. All in all a FANTASTIC recipe!! My 1 1/2 year old son LOVED them (he cried when there was no more!!) so we give this one a 2 thumbs up!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked cookies. Followed the advice on order: 1)flour 2)brown sugar 3)white sugar 4)oats then 5)raisins. Looked terrific tasted wonderful and sold very well! Thanks Lisa for another great looking and great tasting Cookie in a Jar Recipe! Tip: Don't buy the baking raisins that are "moisture rich" for the jar. They are great in the cookies but look much to moist to be sealed in the jar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
I used 1/2 a banana plus 1/2 tsp baking powder instead of an egg and butter flavored shortening plus 4 1/2 tsp water instead of butter and they were absolutely fabulous. Banana adds a unique flavor that goes well with the ingredients. Got nothing but rave reviews and requests for more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I tested this recipe to use for gifts and was so suprized! They are easy to make and SO tasty. Crispy outside chewy inside. I used a regular cookie sheet no parchment paper and waited just a few minutes after removing from the oven to remove from the cookie sheet. It worked fine. I also made them with chocolate chips... mmmmnnn!!! They stayed moist for a couple of days and didn't dry out. Two thumbs up!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This a great cookie! One of the best oatmeal cookie I ever seen in print....Even better than my old secret one I have used for 35 years...Does anyone know the shelf life when given as a gift? Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
The best Oatmeal Spice cookie I've made in years. I even substiuted dried Cranberries for the raisins. Texture and taste are superb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
Fast and easy gift - and people have been raving. I made several jars and played with the order of the layers. I like it best with the oats on top so it's not such a vast expanse of oat color. Pack it well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
wonderful fragrant crisp yet chewy cookies. i made a batch of these around midnight and they were all gone by noon of the next day. that night i made another batch modifying the recipe to my taste (it was a bit too sweet) by just cutting out the white sugar and now it's perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2003
Yummy cookies. However since nobody I know likes raisin cookies I used chocolate chips. Doing that made it not fit into the jar so I had to scale the recipe down. I was not sure how the spices would taste with the chips but they turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2011
K I'm confused. How is 5 cups 3 teaspoons supposed to fit in a 4 cup (1 ounce) jar? I pushed a pushed but alas it didn't work. I ended up cutting the oats down to 1 1/2 raisins to 1/2 and sugars and flour each by a bit. I'm giving them as gifts and I'm nervous. Read More
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