Homemade Mixes ~ Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Sometimes they fit in a jar, sometimes they don't!

Oatmeal Cookie Mix

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup shortening
3 cups quick-cooking oats

Additional ingredients:
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Combine the first five ingredients; cut in shortening until crumbly. Add oats and mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (10 cups total). To prepare cookies: In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups cookie mix, egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans if desired. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen per batch.

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