Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix - Gift in a Jar

Compliments of the National Honey Board. Gift idea: Fill a pretty basket with 1 Jar of Gift Mix, Coffee Mugs, Individual packs of flavored coffee, tea, or hot chocolate mix.

1 Gift Jar

Time to make: 10 min

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 quaker quick oats or old fashioned oats, uncooked

To make mix:

In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg; mix well.

Add oats; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place. A quart canning jar is most commonly used. If using a jar, cut out a square or circle of pretty fabric with pinking shears and place over jar lid, tie with a pretty ribbon or raffia.

Attach a gift tag with the following mixing and baking instructions:.

(Ingredients needed to complete Cookies):.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened (no substitutions).

3/4 cup honey.

1 large egg.

In a 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 thickness.

Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours.

Heat oven to 350°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 overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.