christmas cookies in a jar gift

My dear friend has announced she’s thrown down the credit card and taken up the glue gun for a handmade christmas project this year. So in keeping with her christmas goal, I gave her a jar of make-your-own-christmas-gift cookies for christmas. Not only is she making her gifts but now she’s making her present too. … perhaps not quite the gesture we were aiming for. However, these christmas cookies in a jar do make a very pretty gift.

cookie jar giftLayer the ingredients into a 1 litre jar in the following order:
110g plain flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicab soda
¼ tsp salt
75g brown sugar
75g caster sugar
65g rolled oats
100g crainins
130g white chocolate bits

The instruction card reads:
You will need:
125g butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence

To make the cookies:
Preheat oven to 190c. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Empty the jar into a large bowl. Add butter, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Shape tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking trays approximately 5 cms apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool.

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4 thoughts on “christmas cookies in a jar gift

  1. Ahh this stuff is great! I love making personalized presents, but I stray away from them because of the simple minded notion, that it’s a cheapskate present. I really dislike that mentality. Personalized gifts take a lot more time to make, and they come from the heart.
    I really wish people could appreciate them!
    I love this and I am saving it!

    • (smile) You can make me a present any day. Some of the best pressies are homemade. And if you want to get really personalised with these ‘cookies in a jar’ gift you can substitute the choc chips and cranberries to match people’s favourite combos, like, caramel chunks, or m&ms, or nuts, or choc chips with mini marshmallows. It’s fun to do some experimenting.

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