Oat Cookie Mix

Oat Cookie Mix

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar — packed
1/2 cup vegetable shortening

In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and brown sugar. Stir to blend. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles corn meal. Spoon about 1/2 cup mixture into each of 8 small containers or ziplock bags. Seal bags tightly. Label with date and contents. Store in a cool dry place. Use within 12 weeks.

Makes 8 packages of Children’s Cookie Mix. 

To Use: Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 package Children’s Cookie Mix
2 teaspoons water
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat mom’s oven to 350ºF, or follow directions for Easybake oven for baking cookies. In a small bowl, combine cookie mix, water, raisins and chocolate chips. Stir with a spoon until mixture holds together in one big ball.

Shape one teaspoon of dough at a time into a ball. Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet. Butter bottom of a small drinking glass. Dip buttered glass bottom in sugar. Flatten each ball by pressing with sugar-coated glass.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes in mom’s oven or as directed in Easybake oven. Remove from oven. Cool on a rack.

Each package of mix makes about 9 cookies.

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