Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe

You can create this simple Homemade Oatmeal cookie Mix with basic pantry staples. It’s a wonderful mix to have on hand for when you are craving cookies and it also makes a great gift!

You can create this simple Homemade Oatmeal cookie Mix with basic pantry staples. It's a wonderful mix to have on hand for when you are craving cookies and it also makes a great gift! #oatmealcookies #cookiemix #cookiesinajar #giftsinajar #homemadegifts #frugalgifts #makeyourown

Oatmeal Cookie Mix is always a great mix to have in your pantry. Oatmeal Cookies make a delicious after-school treat or a fun family recipe to make together. This is a classic cookie mix recipe so it fits perfectly in a jar either to store or to give as a gift.

Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

Cookies are a favorite treat at our house. I’m guessing they are at yours, too! Who doesn’t love the smell of cookies baking and the taste of a gooey cookies fresh out of the oven? This oatmeal cookie mix provides you with a quick way to mix up a batch of cookies whenever you’re ready for them!

Put it in a jar and give it as a gift, or bag it up to keep for whenever you’re in the mood for the scent of home-baked cookies to fill your home. You’ll also love the warm, homey taste that the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves add to these cookies!

I love having any kind of homemade mixes in my pantry at all times because it’s less that I need to store in the fridge (because they are shelf stable) and fewer groceries that I need to buy when I go to the store.

–If this recipe sounds good, you should try this yummy Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix!


Baked Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Ingredients for Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix

What You Need:

  • Baking Soda.
  • Baking Powder.
  • Salt. You can use whatever kind of salt you have on hand. I usually use Pink Salt.
  • Flour. You can use regular all-purpose white flour for this recipe or an All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. If you don’t want to make your gluten-free flour blend, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill 1 for 1 Flour for this particular recipe.
  • Brown Sugar. I get my organic brown sugar from Target because it’s one pantry staple I don’t usually buy in bulk. ANy type of brown sugar will be fine for this recipe but if you can find golden brown sugar that would be good.
  • Quick Oats. Regular Oats will work in this recipe but quick oats will work even better.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Nutmeg.
  • Cloves.
  • Chocolate Chips. Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips will work well in this recipe but if you only have another kind, you can use those as well

Oatmeal Cookies

FAQs About Oatmeal Cookie Mix

How do you make oatmeal cookie mix better?

This recipe for Oatmeal Cookie Mix is pretty good on it’s own, but if you’d like to make it even better you could add: raisins, chopped nuts, cranberries, or more chocolate chips. This recipe mix contains butter which also greatly helps to flavor profile versus a boxed mix.

How do you add raisins to oatmeal cookie mix?

You could add 1/2 cup of raisins directly into the dry ingredients of this mix when you add the chocolate chips. It’s not nessecary but if you love raisins if can be a fun addition.

How do you make Oatmeal Cookie Mix recipe gluten free?

You can use an All Purpose Gluten Free Flour blend in this recipe. If you don’t want to make your gluten-free flour blend, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill 1 for 1 Flour for this particular recipe.

If you are making this recipe for someone that is very strict gluten free, be sure and make sure that you are using gluten free oats as well.

How do you make Oatmeal Cookie Mix recipe dairy free?

Instead of adding regular butter, try adding the same amount of a vegan buttery spread. If you don’t have buttery spread, shortening will work just as well. A mild vegetable oil will also work if you don’t have any type of butter or shortening on hand.


Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

How to Give Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar as a Gift

For a decorative gift, cut a fabric circle with a 6-inch diameter to go under the ring of your mason jar. To wrap the chocolate chips, cut a matching fabric circle with a 14-inch diameter. Tie off with raffia and include a note with the instructions. (Found below.)

These make great gifts on their own or add them to a Homemade Gift Basket for a sweet, simple and unique gift idea!


Quart Jars

Why Make Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (dry mix only) costs $2.58 for a recipe that makes 18 small cookies. ($0.18 per cookie) The dry mix recipe contains 10 ingredients including corn syrup, wheat flour, and dairy, making this a difficult mix to hae on hand for those with allergies and dietary needs.

This Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix (dry mix only) costs $4.69 for a recipe that makes a larger number of cookies (about 30 small cookies or more)  for a total of about $0.16 per cookie. It contains only whole ingredients and you are in control over the ingredients if you need to make it allergy friendly.


Oatmeal Cookies

How to Make Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Add ingredients to  a 1-quart jar in order. They will loosely layer on top of one another to fill the jar. (Note: if you pre-mix the ingredients, they won’t fill the jar because of how they settle together.)

If you run out of room in your jar or live in a very warm climate where melting would be an issue, you might want to leave the Chocolate Chips out. You can keep a baggie with a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips with your mix.

Tip: Label the top of your jar of cookie mix with these Free Printable Canning Jar Labels

When you’re ready to bake your cookies, follow these directions.

In a large bowl, mix:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Stir cookie mix into the above ingredients and blend well. Fold in chocolate chips. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Drop dough using a small cookie scoop onto a parchement lined baking sheet. Bake the raw cookie dough for 11 minutes of bake time or until they are golden brown around the edges.

Leftover cookies don’t need to go in the refrigerator unless you want them to. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container in a cool dry place in your home (like the kitchen counter!) until ready to eat. You can also put extras away in the freezer if you aren’t going to  eat them right away.

Enjoy!

Need to print this to add to your Recipe Binder? Get the Oatmeal Cookie recipe below:

Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe

Easy to make Oatmeal Cookie Mix recipe that is perfect for your pantry or for gifts!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 277 kcal
Creator Merissa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1/8 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to jar in order.
  2. They will loosely layer on top of one another to fill the jar. (Note: if you pre-mix the ingredients, they won't fill the jar because of how they settle together.)
  3. If you run out of room in your jar or live in a very warm climate where melting would be an issue, you might want to leave the Chocolate Chips out. You can keep a baggie with a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips with your mix.
  4. --Label your jar of cookie mix with these Free Printable Canning Jar Labels

When you're ready to bake your cookies, follow these directions.

  1. In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp of vanilla. Add in dry mix and blend well. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 11 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 26IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Want to make more homemade mixes? Here are a few to get you started:

Here’s an entire page of Homemade Mix recipes here on Little House Living. 


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Looking for more cookie mix recipes (and other mixes) that you can make quickly and easily? My book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self Sufficient Life has over 130 recipes just like this one!


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This Homemade Oatmeal Cookie Mix Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in November 2014. It has been updated as of September 2022.

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8 Comments

  1. What a great gift idea! I’ve been saving mason jars for something like this. Do you have the instructions in a printable, by any chance?

  2. Just came across from the Turn It Up Tuesday link up… this recipe sounds delicious! I love the idea of muting the mix into a mason jar too!

  3. These did not mix together but rather strayed crumbly. And ther mix was too salty. I think you have too many oats on your recipe?