Cranberry Hootycreeks

A few years ago, all the girls in our family got together for what we call “sisters weekend”. We decided to put these jars together to give as Christmas presents! I had never heard of a cookie called “Hootycreek” but it’s fantastic! The cranberry makes it taste (and look) so Christmassy! And these jars make great teacher or pastor or BFF gifts! This first part is the actual recipe to make the cookies. The second section below is how you make the jars and what the card you attach to them should say! Enjoy! Give a JAR of JOY…even after Christmas! 


  • 1cups flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cup softened butter
  • 2cup brown sugar
  • 2cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • tsps vanilla
  • cup rolled oats
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup white chocolate chips
  • cup chopped nuts


  1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Cream butter, then add sugars, eggs & vanilla.
  3. Mix in flour mixture & oats, then cranberries, chips & nuts.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min.
  6. Makes 3 doz. Cookies



  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart jar as listed

Attach a tag with the following instructions: Cranberry Hootycreeks

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a cookie sheet
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together ½ cup soft butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla
  4. Add the entire jar of ingredients and mix together by hand until well blended
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown
  7. Cool on wire rack