Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe in a Jar

Mason Jar Cookie Recipes:
Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Jar Gift

This Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe in a Jar tastes like my G-GrandmasOh... the pleasure of a good Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe!

This wholesome mix is especially great for the winter holidays or for oatmeal cookie fiends anytime. One cookie mix jar makes about 24 chewy oatmeal cookies with nuts and raisins.

Notice the lovely layers to the right and I might add; the cookies it makes remind me of my own G-Grandmothers! Oats, nuts and raisins make it a tad healthier than some mixes but it's still a rich dessert.

If you're new to making jar gifts, feel free to check out our gifts in a jar tips and tricks here.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

This mason jar cookie recipe will make an especially great homemade gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas... Also a housewarming gift or hostess gift for any occasion.

Stuff You'll Need For This Jar Gift:

  • Mason Jar: 1 quart (or 1 liter) size - thoroughly clean and completely dry
  • Lid: Tight fitting with rubber seal - no dents or rust
  • Funnel: Plastic canning funnel or 1 piece of printer paper folded into a funnel
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Paper Towels
  • Long Item with Flat Bottom - for compacting layers (tart tamper, tall spice container, wine glass)
  • Decorative Items - fabric, ribbon, gift tag materials etc.
  • Recipe Card - create your own custom tag or print this one

Ingredients (to make mix):

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • Using funnel pour flour mix into 1 quart mason jar
  • Press down flour mixture until it won't pack any more
  • If needed, clean insides of jar with folded paper towel
  • Press down oats tightly
  • Mix cinnamon into brown sugar
  • Spoon in brown sugar and cinnamon pressing layer firmly
  • Pour in white sugar and press firmly
  • Add raisins and press firmly
  • Add walnuts and press firmly
  • Seal with lid and decorate as desired
  • Add Instructions as seen below:

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Gift Tag Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. Add Cookie Mix and blend well. Break up any clumps of mix. Drop tablespoon sized rounds of dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9 - 11 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

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Free printable Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe tag...

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Presentation Matters

Beautiful layers make chewy oatmeal cookies...Old fashioned Oatmeal-Nut-Raisin Cookies are a classic cookie option when it comes to homemade jar gifts.

To emphasize the old fashioned feel of this mason jar gift, you can cut a 7 inch round (or you can cut a 7 inch square instead) of gingham patterned fabric and wrap raffia around the top.

Use a rubber band to secure the fabric, then cover up the rubber band with the raffia. Before securing raffia, slip in a wooden spoon under the rubber band for even more old fashioned charm.

Gift Basket Option: To make this into an old fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe gift basket, try pairing it up with a cookie sheet, a roll of parchment paper, a spatula and oven mitts - all in a large basket.

More Ideas: Use cinnamon sticks to decorate this gift. That way, the recipient will get a whiff of cinnamon as soon as they receive this gift.

For More Cookie Mix Recipes go to Recipes in a Jar: A Collection of Mason Jar Recipes From Homemade Gift Guru and Around the Web

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