This cookie jar makes a colorful homemade gift for any occasion. You can use regular sized candies instead of the mini's if you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
8 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a 1 quart glass jar, layer the ingredients in the following order: Flour mixture, walnuts, 1/2 cup of the mini candy coated chocolates, raisins, oats, remaining candies, and brown sugar. Pack down well after each addition and attach a tag with the instructions.

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  • Enclose a card with the following instructions: 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets; 2) In a large bowl, cream together 3/4 cup of butter, 1 egg and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in the contents of the jar until well blended. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets; 3) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fat 1.8g; cholesterol 0.5mg; sodium 41mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I used this recipe to create thank you gifts for a holiday party. We also used them for holiday gifts for teachers neighbors and friends. We're planning to use this recipe for our Scout troop fundraiser this summer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2003
This cookie tastes great and looks good in a jar but they are difficult to bake and store. The cookies turned out too thin and broke easily when cooling. There isn't enough dough to hold all of the extras together. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
I used this recipe to create thank you gifts for a holiday party. We also used them for holiday gifts for teachers neighbors and friends. We're planning to use this recipe for our Scout troop fundraiser this summer. Read More
(30)
Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2003
This cookie tastes great and looks good in a jar but they are difficult to bake and store. The cookies turned out too thin and broke easily when cooling. There isn't enough dough to hold all of the extras together. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2005
I made this recipe for a take home gift at my daughters birthday party and all the parents came back to us just to ask us for the recipe it was a huge help. I've recommended this website to all my friend and they just love it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
WE MADE THESE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS LEFT OUT THE NUTS. THEY WERE AWESOME! WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS BAKING THEM OR THEM FALLING APART. OF COURSE WE HAD TO SAMPLE A BATCH. LOL Read More
(20)
Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2003
Cookies fell apart. Cookies were also VERY sweet - too many chocolate candies. Read More
(19)
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