10-Minute Holiday Cookies in a Jar

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup M & M chocolate candies (red and green, preferable)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup sugar

In a quart-sized mason jar, layer the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, chocolate candies, brown sugar and sugar, packing each layer tightly.

Add a ribbon and a tag with the following directions:

Empty jar of cookie mix into a mixing bowl; mix well. Add 1/2-cup butter or margarine, melted, 2 beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until blended.

Roll into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees until edges are lightly browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Cool on cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

Makes: 1 dozen cookies

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