Monster Cookies Mix {Desserts in Jars Cookbook Giveaway}

Monster Cookies Mix

I’ve got a fun jarred cookie mix to share with you today, perfect for gift giving this holiday season. This Monster Cookie Mix recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Shaina Olmanson’s Desserts in Jars. Her new cookbook is filed with all types of sweet treats you can make in jars, plus a whole section devoted to baking mixes that you can give as gifts.


All you have to do is add a pretty cheerful bow, and either hand write the directions or, print them here.

And you can pick up your own copy of Shaina’s book on your next trip to Target. Desserts in Jars is now available at Target, just in time for the holidays. Her book would make the perfect gift for that person in your life that loves to bake.

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Yield: Serves 6

Monster Cookies Mix

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1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon bakin g soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup candy-coated chocolate candies or chocolate chips
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnnuts


Directions to make the cookie mix:

Mix together the granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Pour into a 1-quart Mason jar.

Top with a layer of half the oats. Add the candies in a layer, and top with a layer fo brown sugar. Top with a layer of the remaining oats and then a layer of the walnuts. Seal with the lid, decorate the jar if you like, and attach a label with there instructions for the recipient:

Directions to add to the jar:
3/4 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter (not natural)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix together the peanut butter, vanilla and eggs in a bowl. Add the contents of this jar. Form the d ough into 2-nch balls and set on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes, until the tops of the cookies begin to brown. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 1 jar of cookie mix to yield 24 large cookies.

You can find the link to the printable instructions, perfect for gift giving, for these cookies here.


Reprinted with permission from Desserts in Jars, Shaina Olmanson.

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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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Now time for the giveaway!

To win a copy of the cookbook shown above, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite holiday cookie!

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