Hand made gifts are always extra special. This cookie mix is easy enough for a small child to help make and they can even decorate the jar or the card to go with it. A lot of people on our gift list have different diet restrictions so it is sometimes challenging to find a recipe that fits our needs. Since this cookie mix is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, and soy-free it was a winner for anyone on our list.
This cookie recipe is not only delicious but super healthy since it contains ground flax seeds and coconut oil for lots of healthy fats. It also has no sugar since the sweetener it calls for is maple syrup. It's a great gift for children, parents, and anyone who is health conscious but still likes a healthy treat. I also like to give this gift to anyone who may have recently found out they need to avoid one of these allergens and is just learning about allergy-free cooking. This is a great way to show your friends and family that healthy eating can also be delicious.
Here's how to make it.
Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Mason Jar
- 1 pint size mason jar
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds (buy them whole and grind in a coffee grinder)
- 1/3 cup arrowroot flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla powder
Wet ingredients that are added later:
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup raisins
Start with a clean pint size mason jar. Layer in each of the dry ingredients one by one, keeping them level as you go. Once you have gone through all of the dry ingredients the jar should be full. Close tightly with a metal mason jar top.
Use this printable tag and tie it onto the jar for the recipient of your gift so they have the directions they need to make the cookies by adding in the wet ingredients.