Labors of Love - Handmade Gifts, Decorations and Ideas for Christmas - Page 2

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with Walnuts

Oatmeal Cookie Mix

1 cup sugar (1/2 brown, 1/2 white)
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup sweet milk
3/4 tsp soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla

Cream shortening, add sugar, and beaten eggs.  Add dry ingredients (which have been sifted together)  alternately with milk.  Lastly add the vanilla and oats (We also add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup nuts per jar).  Drop on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375.

This dry ingredients for this recipe fills two quart jars.  Make tag to alert the user he will need to add shortening, egg, milk, and vanilla.  Remember to half amounts on directions if using a quart jar.

Okra Pickles

Okra Pickles

Pack okra loosely in jars with

1 pod hot pepper
1 tsp dill seed
1 clove garlic

Bring to boil 8 cups vinegar, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup non-iodized salt.  Pour over okra, seal, and season for at least 2 weeks.

With any home canning project one must use care to process properly.  When in doubt throw it out.

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Layered Mixes

Any of your favorite cookie recipes can be used to make attractive  layered cookie mixes.  The more different layers and textures used the better.

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