Recipe By Susan O'Dell
Published Oct 10th
Prep 25m Cook - Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 18 cookies Calories 125.9

A beautifully festive cookie in a jar recipe. These make great gifts.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart or 1 liter jar, in the order listed.
  2. 2 Attach a tag with the following instructions: Cranberry Hootycreeks 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2. 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 the prepared baking sheets. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 125.9
  • Carbohydrate 21.2 g
  • Cholesterol 1.1 mg
  • Fat 4.2 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 106.3 mg
  • Sugar 12.8 g


  1. Great recipe! I make them all the time. I just do two things differently when I make them as jar mixes: use Domino Brownulated Sugar to avoid having the sugar get hard in the jar and stick a small crumbled-up piece of wax paper in the top to avoid having the ingredients move around (since - Read more ...
  2. I love this recipe!!! Tastes great, awesome textures, and it looks SO pretty in the jar with the bright red cranberries! I printed out the baking directions on cardstock and tied it to the mason jar with rafia. Taking the advice of another reviewer, I changed the name to "Cranberries in the Snow"...sounds more appropriate - Read more ...
  3. This was my first attempt at making a jar cookie. I just made 16 jars to give as gifts. I did try the recipe out first and it is good. It is a dry dough but bakes up soft. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead, I think they made them a bit salty, so I - Read more ...
  4. This was a great gift to give and it tasted wonderful as well! To prevent the brown sugar from hardening I mixed the brown and white sugars together before adding them to the jar. They stayed soft over a week before they were made. Another reviewer stated that egg and butter couldn't be creamed so - Read more ...
  5. Great cookie my husband liked them bette when I rolled them into balls instead of dropping them by spoonfuls. Also I found the mix did not fill a one liter jar so I altered it to serve 24 fits perfectly.
  6. I made twenty of these for gifts - and they look so nice, I'm not sure if I'm going to actually hand them out! For the cooking novice, note that 5/8 Cup = 1/2 Cup plus 2 T.
  7. The taste of this cookie is outstanding, but I only gave 4 stars because of the prep. You really can't mix butter with egg, it curdles. That's just not how cookies are made. I ruined a whole batch the first time. Next time, I layered all the ingredients as stated, except the sugars. I put - Read more ...
  8. When the ingredients were packed down this recipe only filled the jar 3/4 full. I just added more cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  9. The kids loved making these and they were super easy for them to assemble. I switched the layers around so that the more colorful ingredients were at the bottom of the jar. The nuts, white choc chips and cranberries were at the bottom, then I packed the brown sugar and layered the remaining ingredients on - Read more ...
  10. I have given cookies in a jar as Christmas gifts for 3 years now and have searched through dozens of recipes to find one better than the last. I have yet to find one better than this. I made 100 of them last year and people are STILL raving about them! They taste wonderful and - Read more ...

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