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White Chocolate Chip Craisin Cookies

This is a good cookie jar and lunch box cookie. It also works well for a gift giving idea. Using a clear glass container or jar, layer the dry ingredients along with the craisins and chocolate chips. Tie the recipe onto the jar with a ribbon and you have a sweet little gift ready to deliver to a friend. All they have to supply is the butter, eggs and vanilla, then add the jar of ingredients and bake themselves fresh cookies.
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Mix together butter, brown sugar and eggs until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Using 2 spoons place medium size mound onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12. Allow to rest on pan for 1 minute and then remove to cooling racks.
Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies. This recipe can easily be doubled. Cookies freeze well.


  1. Would love one of these delicious cookies right about now.
    Great gift idea.

  2. This would be perfect for Valentines day gifts.

  3. Wow I love your gift idea! I'd be super psyched to receive a REAL cookie mix :)

  4. These sound lovely and I've got craisins & chocolate chips in the larder!

    Guess what I'll me cooking tomorrow?

  5. what a beautiful presentation as a gift. i love the concept and they look very tasty too.

  6. I love the combination of oatmeal, craisins and chite chocolate. I'll bake these soon.

  7. I love these cookies. We call them Hootie Creek cookies. I believe they are a Starbucks cookie.

  8. I've been making these for years. Everyone loves them!

  9. these were delicious! I made them right away yesterday! Thanks!

  10. Made these for a large crowd (tripled the recipe) and I've had numerous requests for the recipe - sending them all to your blog:)

  11. I also made up some jars of these for Valentines (and birthday around Valentines) - very adorable! Thanks for that idea Kathy and Lovella - as a way of presenting it! Perfect-o!

  12. can you make these without the oatmeal? i am the only one in the house that would eat them and lord knows i dont need to eat all of them! if you do omit it would you need to adjust anything else?

  13. Brittany...good question. I have never made them without the oatmeal, but why not try to substitute the oatmeal for rise krispies....or even a mix of that and coconut. Give it a try and let me know! Happy baking.


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