My boyfriend and I made 2 dozen of these jars as Christmas gifts this year, and they were a big hit. You can substitute raisins for chocolate chips, but the chocolate makes for a nice change.

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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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  • Using a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, layer in the ingredients in the order given. Pack down the jar after each addition. 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. Attach a tag to the ribbon with the following instructions:

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 11.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 164 mg sodium. 52.8 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
I took the advice of many reviewers (the most useful piece of advice was using the ice cream scoop for packing). Since I didn't want the colorful Nestle Holiday chocolate chip mix to be hidden under the fabric I came up the following layering order which looked very pretty: 1)white sugar 2)Oats 3)choc. chips 4)dark brown sugar 5)salt & baking powder 6)flour. I attached a wooden spoon to each of my jars. Approximate cost per jar including fabric ribbon and wooden spoon: 4 Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2005
I was VERY disappointed that the ingredients for this didn't fit into the quart size jar. It wasn't even close! Read More
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88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
I took the advice of many reviewers (the most useful piece of advice was using the ice cream scoop for packing). Since I didn't want the colorful Nestle Holiday chocolate chip mix to be hidden under the fabric I came up the following layering order which looked very pretty: 1)white sugar 2)Oats 3)choc. chips 4)dark brown sugar 5)salt & baking powder 6)flour. I attached a wooden spoon to each of my jars. Approximate cost per jar including fabric ribbon and wooden spoon: 4 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2004
I took the advice of many reviewers (the most useful piece of advice was using the ice cream scoop for packing). Since I didn't want the colorful Nestle Holiday chocolate chip mix to be hidden under the fabric I came up the following layering order which looked very pretty: 1)white sugar 2)Oats 3)choc. chips 4)dark brown sugar 5)salt & baking powder 6)flour. I attached a wooden spoon to each of my jars. Approximate cost per jar including fabric ribbon and wooden spoon: 4 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I had difficulty packing everything in at first but after trying a variety of things I found something that works. First I used unbleached flour (more of an off-white) and dark brown sugar for more color contrast. I packed the ingredients in this order: 1) flour baking powder salt 2) dark brown sugar 3) white sugar 4) oats 5) chocolate chips (or M&M's the regular or mini ones). I took the advice and used a paper funnel to help pour some of the ingredients into the jar and used an ice cream scoop to pack them down. To pack: using a wide-mouth canning jar put the flour mixture & tap down the jar on a hard surface (e.g. carpeted floor). The flour packs down nicely to about the 300 ml line. Next I packed the brown sugar in to 400 ml. The white sugar taps down to to around 600 ml. Add the oats to around 800ml or less & you're set with the chips! I haven't figured out how to squeeze in an extra cup of nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Did this for a church bake & craft sale. Decorated the jar put it on a tray and surrounded it with baked cookies. Turned out to be a big hit and good seller! Followed the advice of 1)switching the order of brown sugar and oats 2)reducing the chips to 3/4 fo a cup and 3)reducing the walnuts to 1/2 cup. Very very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
My two boys (ages 9 and 2) and I made 5 of these jars for christmas gifts. They were a part of a basket filled with a pot holder a mixing spoon a dish towel and a personalized mug with a tea bag...They came out great and were so much fun to make. As an extra special touch I also put into the baskets pictures of the boys making the jars the gifts were a huge success! thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2005
I was VERY disappointed that the ingredients for this didn't fit into the quart size jar. It wasn't even close! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2004
I don't know what the negative comment is all about but this recipe is absolutely fabulous-- my only negative comment is that I must have eaten my weight in these cookies! You can't buy better cookies if you tried!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2004
I just made 8 of these to give away as Christmas gifts. I baked one batch to see how they were and I LOVED THEM! These are the chewiest and best chocolate chip cookies EVER! They don't have the texture of an oatmeal cookie-- more like a chocolate chip cookie with some oatmeal. I made 2 jars with a slight variation. I used cinnamon chips and topped off the jar with finely chopped walnuts. I'm sure they'll be great. This is a good recipe to use as a base. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2002
We packed & packed and could only get 3/4 c. choc. chips and no nuts into the jar. We tried both the regular and wide mouth 1 quart jars. We made 16 jars to give as Christmas gifts. They look cute with calico snowman tops raffia candy canes and a snowman Christmas card attached. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
I just finished making 12 for Christmas gifts! Very easy to make and they look SO pretty! Very professional. No one believes that I did them myself! Make sure to use a funnel for the dry ingredients or they won't go into the jar. Also the nuts didn't fit! Oh well! Read More
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