Friday, December 17, 2010

Cranberry Hootycreeks

I hosted my second annual cookie exchange in our neighborhood last weekend.  It was a lot of fun! We have drinks and hors d'oeuvres, an ornament gift exchange and then exchange our cookies at the end.   I look forward to this event, not only because I adore Christmas time, but I am getting great recipes and ideas for my baking hobby!  I decided to layer my cookie recipe in a jar with attached directions for one of my take home gifts for my friends.  This year I made Cranberry Hootycreeks.  I originally found this recipe on Allrecipes and made them for the first time about 4 years ago.  They are delicious!!  I wanted to share this holiday recipe for your next cookie exchange, or maybe your next craving....

Cranberry Hootycreeks 

1. 5/8 cup unbleached white wheat flour   6. 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2. 1/2 cup rolled oats               7.  1/3 cup organic sugar
3. 1/2 cup white wheat flour           8.  1/2 cup dried cranberries
    4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda            9.  1/2 cup white chocolate chips
5. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt                       10.  1/2 cup chopped pecans
Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed. 
Attach a tag with the following instructions:
Cranberry Hootycreeks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy.
Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended.
Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.
Fresh from the oven

Treats for my guests

Our delish cookie spread! 


  1. HootyWhat?! These look fabulous :) I love cookies, brownies in a jar! The finished cookie looks perfect :)

  2. Yum! We got a jar of these last year & my husband loved them... I am glad to have the recipe finally. I have a linky running through Fri at my blog. I would love it if you would link up!



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