18 February 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

The reason I started to blog about my recipes was so that I would know where to find the ones I liked best!  At Christmas time I made these cookies in a jar to give as gifts to special friends.  My dear friend Candace made them and asked for the recipe!  Oh dear, could I find it?  After unsuccessfully searching through my computer to find it, I thought maybe I had stuck it in with the recipes I only bake at Christmas.  Lo and behold it was there.  These were fun to put together and I look forward to changing the ingredients in future years for a new cookie treat!  Thanks to Candace for the picture!  As I was typing the recipe I remembered that I chose it because it reminded me of a recipe Candace and I had received from a dear friend at church that was suppose to be Nordstrom's "secret" cookie recipe.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 (2.6 ounce) chocolate bar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

With wire whisk, mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Pour into a 1 quart mason jar, pack down level with a heavy object.  Mix oatmeal in blender.  Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal.  Pack on top of flour in jar.  Add white sugar and pack down.  Add brown sugar and pack down.  Layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar.  Finish layering jar with mini or regular chocolate chips until even with the top (no more than 1/2 cup).

Attach following directions to the jar:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spoon chocolate chops and nuts into small bowl, set aside.  Spoon brown and white sugar into mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well.  Add 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, mix well.  Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar to bowl, mix throughly.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Roll into walnut size balls, place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:  flour, oatmeal, brown and white sugars, soda, baking powder, grated chocolate, chocolate chips, nuts.  Makes 3 dozen

Click here for printable recipe

From:  Christmas-cookies.com

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