This is a fantastic and unique gift this Christmas. The idea is that you prepare the dry ingredients and pack them cutely into a 1 litre glass jar with a lid. You then give the jar as a gift this Christmas (or birthdays, etc.) – the recipient only needs to add butter, an egg and vanilla to the dry ingredients to make the cookies!
To make one jar you will need…
- 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
- 3/4 cup (65g) rolled oats
- 130g milk chocolate chips
- 130g white chocolate chips
Extra ingredients for making (roughly 24) cookies:
- 125g butter, melted and cooled
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method to make the jar
Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L (4-cup) capacity glass jar (if you a re-using make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and completely dry).
Top with brown sugar and then caster sugar. Top with oats, then milk chocolate chips and lastly the white chocolate chips. Seal jar.
You can then decorate in whichever way you choose – my creativity stretched as far as a curled ribbon but you could get the hot glue gun out and go nuts if you wanted to. Add a gift tag (with the method for making the cookies – here’s one I prepared earlier…).
Give as gift and admire your ability to give a unique gift this Christmas.
You can of course alter the recipe by replacing the chocolate chips – try dark chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips or white chocolate and dried cranberries or milk chocolate and dried apricots or M&Ms or dark chocolate and sultanas…
Method to make the cookies
Preheat oven to 190°C and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Empty jar into a large bowl and then add butter, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays approximately 5cm apart.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway during cooking, or until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool and then enjoy!