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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie
~ Mix in a Jar ~


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups oats**
(**quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)

Mix all ingredients together and place in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookies ~

1 jar cookie mix
1/2 lb butter, softened
3/4 cup honey
1 large egg

In 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

Preheat oven to 350F
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
Makes about 6 dozen cookies

~Variations~

**Decorated Cookies**
Decorate cooled cookies with melted dark or white chocolate,
ready-to-spread frosting, decorator frosting in tubes,
assorted small candies or candy sprinkles

**Thumbprint Cookies**
Use thumb to make a deep indentation in center of each cookie
dough ball. Bake 6-8 minutes or until very light golden brown
Remove cookies from oven; press small dark or white chocolate
candy into indentation or fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves


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ENJOY!!

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