Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and
nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Transfer to re-sealable plastic bag, an
unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool
Instructions to be included with gift jar:
Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened,
3/4 cup honey
1 large egg
Contents of gift jar
In large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg;
beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining cookie mix; beat
well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and
flatten to 1/2-inch thick ness. Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.
Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set.
(Cookies will feel soft. Do not over bake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets;
remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Yields about 6
Decorated Cookies - Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white chocolate,
ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes, assorted small candies or
Thumbprint Cookies - Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of each
cookie dough ball. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until very light golden brown. Remove
cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate candy into indentation or
fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Cool and store as directed.