Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies in a Jar
I have to admit that the name is what caught my attention for these cookies. Hootycreeks…what are hootycreeks?
So since I have no idea what a hootycreek is or where the name came from, I have to just go with the fact that these are awesome cookies! The combination of white chocolate and cranberries work their magic by taking a normal oatmeal cookie to a new level.
This recipe is to make one jar as a gift. We make up our jar gifts one at a time. It seems to provide a more consistent cookie as compared to our making a larger batch and trying to measure out for each jar.
1 quart Canning Jar, band and lid
1 cup all-purpose Flour
1⁄2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
1⁄2 cup Rolled Oats, uncooked
1⁄3 cup granulated Sugar
1⁄3 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 cup dried Cranberries
1⁄2 cup white chocolate Baking Chips (any chocolate chip will be awesome)
1⁄2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans your choice) chopped
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt
Gently spoon in the flour mixture into the canning jar and tap down well
Create a layer with the Rolled Oats and tap down well
Continue to add layers with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, dried cranberries, white chocolate baking chips, and chopped nuts – tapping down after each layer (if not you will NOT get everything in the jar!)
Seal the jar with lid and ring
Attach a gift tag with the baking instructions (Free printable)
Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare baking sheet with non-stick spray, foil or parchment paper
In a medium bowl, beat together 1 stick softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium speed or by hand until smooth
SLOWLY add contents of jar and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (you may have to add a couple of teaspoons of water if too dry depending on the temperature of the butter)
Using a scoop or a spoon, drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheet
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to darken
Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack
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