Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies in a Jar
I have to admit that the name is what caught my attention for these cookies. Hootycreeks…what are hootycreeks?
So since I have no idea what a hootycreek is or where the name came from, I have to just go with the fact that these are awesome cookies! The combination of white chocolate and cranberries work their magic by taking a normal oatmeal cookie to a new level.
This recipe is to make one jar as a gift. We make up our jar gifts one at a time. It seems to provide a more consistent cookie as compared to our making a larger batch and trying to measure out for each jar.
1 quart Canning Jar, band and lid
1 cup all-purpose Flour
1⁄2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
1⁄2 cup Rolled Oats, uncooked
1⁄3 cup granulated Sugar
1⁄3 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 cup dried Cranberries
1⁄2 cup white chocolate Baking Chips (any chocolate chip will be awesome)
1⁄2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans your choice) chopped
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt
Gently spoon in the flour mixture into the canning jar and tap down well
Create a layer with the Rolled Oats and tap down well
Continue to add layers with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, dried cranberries, white chocolate baking chips, and chopped nuts – tapping down after each layer (if not you will NOT get everything in the jar!)
Seal the jar with lid and ring
Attach a gift tag with the baking instructions (Free printable)
Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare baking sheet with non-stick spray, foil or parchment paper
In a medium bowl, beat together 1 stick softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla on medium speed or by hand until smooth
SLOWLY add contents of jar and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (you may have to add a couple of teaspoons of water if too dry depending on the temperature of the butter)
Using a scoop or a spoon, drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheet
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to darken
Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack
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Amber Ludwig says
Mmm!! LOVE cranberries!! This is such an adorable idea!! How neat!! I bet they are amazing too!! Must whip some up!
Lauryn R says
I have never hjeard of cranberry hootycreeks cookies before, but they sound delicious! I love giving (and receiving!) cookie mixes in mason jars. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try some!
Kim Shrum says
Does anyone know if there is a link for the tag that is on the jar?
Yes here it is: https://www.sherrylwilson.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Cranberry_Hootycreek_cookies.jpg
Edna Williams says
The idea is awesome! Love these! Thanks for sharing!
Shannon Leigh says
The name caught my attention but the cookies sound yummy!
Sherryl Wilson says
Me too! But they are amazing cookies!
Jodi Hunter says
This looks like an incredible idea, and a great gift idea as well.
I have never heard of these cookies but they sound fantastic! I’m gonna have to make a batch of them to try. I love jar cookie gifts.
Kathy Heare Watts: says
So pretty and sounds yummy!
This is a WONDERFUL!
Thank you for sharing such awesome cookie recipes to give away as gifts or to keep for ourselves!
The name caught my attention too, love gifts in a jar!
June S. says
(Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies in a Jar) My daughter made some of these a few years ago for some of her friends. They make such a nice Christmas gift for everyone I think-
Carol L says
These sound delicious. I want to try and make these. These are such greaat ideas for giftss. Thanks for sharing.
Laura G says
This sounds delicious! I am so making some for the family.
these look great and what a fun gift
Jodi Hunter says
What a cute gift idea, I love giving, and receiving things like this.
Annamarie V says
What a great gift idea, I like that there are different kinds.
abedabun dawn says
These look really good. I wonder how well they would be without the nuts. My husband does not like any kind of nuts.
abedabun dawn says
The Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies in a Jar looks good! I wonder how well it would turn out if the nuts were omitted. I may just have to try them and see. My husband does not like nuts of any kind. but the recipe in general just may be something he would enjoy.
vickie couturier says
these look so good ,would make awesome gifts
I love making goodies at chrstmas So Im always looking for new ideas and this sounds so delicious
shannon blanchard says
this looks great
denise low says
Great homemade gift ideas. Thank you for the information.
These jar recipes make great gifts! I love to make my own and use them as teacher appreciation gifts and gifts for neighbors.
My first thought – what on earth is a hootycreek?!? But this recipe looks so good I have to try it! These will make great gifts. And I love how easy it is!
I’ve always loved the idea of pre-making a food and layering it in a jar. It looks so cool and I think a great gift!
Richard Hicks says
Love it. Perfect for gift giving too
Elizabeth Johnson says
I’ve never had cranberries and pecans together, but it sounds great! This is such a cool gift idea.
Jerry Marquardt says
This looks like a fabulous idea, and nice to sweet. I am going to try this as a treat.
Dana Andrakowicz says
These sound delicious!
Traci U says
Cranberries arent’ really my “thing” but alot of my family members love them, so i might end up making some of these for christmas gifts this year.
Jesse S says
This is such a great idea, I think I am going to give it a shot. Thanks you for sharing!
Sharon Garrett says
I like the Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies, can’t wait to try them!
Julie Waldron says
I love cranberry, thanks for sharing 🙂
Sandra Watts says
Another great jar recipe. I just love these.
Michele Ash says
I was going to ask you what a Hootycreek was. However, this recipe sounds so Delicious with the cranberries and white chips! I love to try different oatmeal cookies! I really love this recipe! I love This recipe and I am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe (or shall I say recipe in a jar)! I really appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
Carol Smith says
I love doing this for gifts or even as a hostess gift during the holidays. I don’t have this recipe but can’t wait to try them and will include them with our jar gifts for next year. Thanks for the post.
What a fabulous Gift idea! Your recipe for Cranberry Hootycreeks Cookies in a Jar sounds so yummy!
Lisa Konieczke says
I love receiving these as gifts! I love that someone takes the time to make these up because we know they are made up with love. I think this is a great recipe for me to get started on giving these as gifts. Great presentation too.
laura rubenstein says
I love giving these as gifts. Absolutely delicious.
Gale McCarron says
I adore making these and giving out as gifts. Thanks for this one!
Lisa Coomer Queen says
What a great recipe! These sound yummy and would make a great gift!
Jerrica Evans says
This is a great recipe!! Having it in a jar would make the perfect gift for my grandmother.
Tammy Schweitzer Catterton says
I like this ideal great gift item for housewarming so on . thanks for sharing it great recipe
Alayne Langford says
I may do this for a baby shower coming up, I am wondering where the cheapest place is that I can buy mason jars (in Canada).. 🙂
These would make a great gift for a teacher or dr!
Linda Manns says
This is such a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing this
Carolyn Massey says
Thanks for sharing this recipe, never heard of Hootycreeks before. Having cookies in a jar is a neat idea. Love oatmeal but with cranberries, chocolate and nuts would be an ideal combination.
Gadis Permatasari says
I never heard this cookies. It looks delicious. I’ll try it soon!
md kennedy says
What an awesome cookie recipe! I have a ton of cranberries left over from Christmas so this will be perfect!
Deborah D says
These sound so good! I can’t wait to try them!
These look good. We are overloaded with cookies right now so I pinned the recipe for future use.
Brigid OHara Koshko says
This sounds absolutely delicious! I have the ingredients in my cabinet and I am going to make them today. I think they will make a great gift (love the jar idea) and I will keep this post in mind. Love the name!
Elvira Lalata says
Great recipe! Gonna make this for the next Holidays 😀 or next week….
Richard Hicks says
I want to try and make these too just for the unusual name!
Dana Stargazer Truitt says
You always have thee best recipes!! I love this munchy jar idea, my munchkins would luv them to I bet!