After years of family members awkwardly asking me for gift receipts and spying my (well intentioned) presents in white elephant exchanges years later, I’ve finally found the holiday gift that’s a guaranteed hit: Homemade Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar.
Now that Bath and Body Works gift sets are out of style (sun-ripened raspberry anyone?), I’ve been searching for a go-to present that’s more thoughtful than a gift card, yet guaranteed to please. The answer: homemade triple chip cookie mix.
- It’s the right size.
- It’s the right color.
- It’s budget-friendly but still thoughtful.
- It can be easily customized to fit taste preferences and dietary needs.
How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cookie Mix
I originally intended the cookie mix jar to hold my go-to regular (still fabulous) homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but then I became distracted by other tasty options winking at me in the pantry. The holidays are no time to be skimpy, so I loaded this homemade cookie mix with a combination of peanut butter, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips.
You could also swap in chopped nuts, dried fruits, and even toasted coconut—just keep the total amount of mix-ins to 1 cup, or you’ll need a second jar.
This homemade triple chip cookie mix can also be made completely gluten free by using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour and Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats. As someone who is a bit hesitant to experiment with gluten free baking, I was delighted to find that I could simply swap the gluten free flour for the all-purpose flour (same for the oats) in my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, with flawless results. No gluten-free guesswork!
If dietary restrictions are not a concern, you can use the same amount of regular all-purpose flour (or even white whole wheat flour) and oats in the baking mix.
Once the ingredients are layered, tie the jar up as you please, then attach this handy dandy recipe to the front.
More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
- Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Recommended Tools to Make this Mix
- Jars. Cute jars that are perfect for gifting this mix.
- Mixing Bowl. Easy to store and wash.
- Baking Sheet. The essential tool you need to bake cookies.
Now that we have the holiday shopping under control, only one serious cookie mix question remains: exactly how many minutes after the cookie mix is opened must we wait before hinting at “testing” it out?
I think 10 seems socially acceptable, don’t you?
Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar
For the Cookie Mix:
- 1 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Mix or All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar light or dark
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats
For Baking the Cookies:
- To make the mix: Combine the flour (gluten free mix or all-purpose) baking powder, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Place the flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer the brown sugar, granulated sugar, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oats in the order listed, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with ribbon as desired. Attach recipe printable.
- To bake the cookies: Place rack in the center of your oven and preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Add the cookie mix and mix well, breaking up any clumps.
- Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between each ball of dough. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until light golden brown, rotating the pan’s positions halfway through. Remove from the oven, and let cool on a wire rack.
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