Delicious Holiday Cookies (Gift in a Jar)


Delicious Holiday Cookies (Gift in a Jar)

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Jar filled with four, sugar, oats, pecan pieces, and chocolate chips next to baked cookies on wire rack

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    Servings and Ingredients

    1 ¾ c. Hy-Vee flour
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    ½ tsp. cream of tartar
    ½ c. uncooked Hy-Vee quick oats
    ½ c. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
    ½ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    ½ c. Hy-Vee crispy rice cereal
    1 (9.4 oz) pkg M&Ms


    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and quick oats. Layer into a 1-quart jar with a tight-fitting lid one-third at a time, packing down lightly before adding next layer.
    2. Place brown sugar and granulated sugar in a resealable food storage bag. Place cereal in a separate resealable food storage bag. Place bags in jar. Cover top of jar with fabric. Attach gift tag and bag of M&Ms™ with ribbon. Attach a copy of this recipe.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove bags from jar. Cream sugars with margarine and vegetable oil. Beat in egg. Stir in vanilla. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in cereal and M&Ms. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

    Nutrition facts


    180 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 11g
    • Cholesterol: 15mg
    • Sodium: 130mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 19g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 4%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 4%
    Calcium 2%