Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: California Walnut Breakfast Cookie Gift Jar

Walnuts and cranberries are a delicious holiday flavor pairing. Give this wholesome breakfast cookie jar as a fun gift this season!

Author: California Walnut Commission -
Date: January 08, 2013

Serves: 24 person(s)
Yield: 24 x large cookies (2 dozen)

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins


    1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (for in jar)
    1/2 cup instant nonfat milk powder (for jar)
    1 tsp baking soda (for jar)
    1 tsp cinnamon (for jar)
    1/4 tsp salt (for jar)
    1 3/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant) (for jar)
    1 cup dried cranberries (for jar)
    1 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped (for jar)
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup brown sugar, unpacked
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1 can (14 oz) crushed pineapple (in own juice), well drained


    "COOKIE MIX" (DRY INGREDIENTS LAYERED INTO A GLASS JAR): In the following order listed, into a glass jar layer flour, milk powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oatmeal, cranberries, and walnuts.

    WET INGREDIENTS (LISTED ON A GIFT TAG OR CARD): On a gift tag or card, list the following additional ingredients and recipe directions:

    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1 can (14 oz) crushed pineapple (in own juice), well drained
    1 jar of "Cookie Mix"

    Preheat oven to 350°F. In large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in the vanilla. Next, stir in the crushed pineapple.

    In separate bowl, mix together the contents of the “cookie mix” (the dry ingredients) from the jar until well combined. Add the dry ingredients into the pineapple mixture and stir until well combined.

    Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking rack.

    Makes about 2 dozen large breakfast cookies.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:175 cals
Kilojoules:732 kJ
Fat:7.6 g
Carbohydrates:25.1 g
Protein:3.1 g
Cholesterol:10.4 mg
Sodium:114 mg
Saturated Fat:2.8 g
Fiber:1.7 g
Calcium:37.0 mg
Total Sugars:12.4 g

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