I made a lot of homemade gifts this Christmas and this pretty layered cookie mix was one of them. I really wanted to get this recipe posted before Christmas but that didn’t work out. So I’m going to post it anyway because I think homemade gifts can be given anytime throughout the year. This mix was super easy to put together and looked nice in the gift basket. I got the recipe out of one of my Paula Deen holiday magazines. The ingredients are:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a 1-quart glass jar, layer ingredients in order listed, pressing each layer down firmly before adding the next ingredient.
To make the cookies you will need:
- 1 jar Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Mix
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, egg, and vanilla, stirring until combined. Roll dough into 1″ balls. Place dough 2″ apart on baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.