Oatmeal Fruit Cookie Mix in a jar. The layers of different ingredients make a very attractive and once baked very tasty gift. If you can't locate dried cherries you can substitute dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together.

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  • Starting with the brown sugar layer the ingredients in a 1 liter sized glass jar in the order given. Ending with the flour mixture.

  • Attach a card with the following directions: Oatmeal Fruit Cookies 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon blend the mixture until well combined. 3. Using you hands work in 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 4. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup milk. Still using your hands or a wooden spoon blend the egg mixture into the dough until well combined. 5. Drop teaspoon sized mounds 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Place cookies on a rack to finish cooling. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 40.7g 13% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 166.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2004
These cookies are SO good. I like that they have so much fruit and grains in them. The cherries plump up a bit and are tart yet sweet. A great 'healthy' taste combination! I just mix everything together in my stand mixer and use a cookie scoop - easy. Make sure you grease the cookie sheet if not using parchment. They can get a little dry the next day but they're usually gone by then. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2009
I thought these were pretty good -the texture is more cake-y than chewy. My husband and son both liked these. I was out of wheat germ so I upped the quantity of oats to 1 1/2 cups and it seemed to work well. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2004
These cookies are SO good. I like that they have so much fruit and grains in them. The cherries plump up a bit and are tart yet sweet. A great 'healthy' taste combination! I just mix everything together in my stand mixer and use a cookie scoop - easy. Make sure you grease the cookie sheet if not using parchment. They can get a little dry the next day but they're usually gone by then. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2008
These are so good. I used dried cranberries instead of dried cherries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2008
These had a good flavor but were more like a breakfast health cookie. If you choose to substitute flax meal (as many sites say that it is okay in place of wheat germ) you might want to use less. It makes the cookie pretty dry! I used cranberries instead of cherries too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
These are delicious and everyone ate them up. They wanted to make the recipe for themselves. Recommendation: place 2 sugars at top of jar as the best way to mix cookie dough is sugar and butter then add egg other liquid and then dry ingredients. Also with wheat germ you must keep jar in fridge so advise giftee to take jar out of fridge in advance of fixing room temp is best for getting sugar out of the top etc. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2009
I thought these were pretty good -the texture is more cake-y than chewy. My husband and son both liked these. I was out of wheat germ so I upped the quantity of oats to 1 1/2 cups and it seemed to work well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
Pretty mixture! Next time I will see that the recipe says to mix in a liter jar! A quart jar is too small so the giftee gets the quart jar and the extra flour mixture! Read More
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