For the second day of Christmas, here is a quick little gift. These cookies are so good, I won a KitchenAid mixer with the recipe. The jars make great gifts, party favours, teacher’s gifts and are perfect for the school fete. The cookies are so yum that this has become my ‘go to’ cookie recipe.
Cookies in a Jar
mix makes about 30 cookies
1 jar. I bought a 1L jar for this, but measured it and it’s actually 800ml. It fit the ingredients perfectly. I’ve also been told that the large Moccona jar is pefrect too.
3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar (or white sugar)
3/4 cup (65g) rolled oats
100g craisins (dried cranberries)*
130g white chocolate chips*
Extra ingredients for making cookies
100g butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L (4-cup) capacity glass jar. Top with brown sugar, then caster sugar. Top with oats, then craisins, then chocolate chips. Seal jar. Give as gift.
To make cookies, preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). Line baking tray with baking paper. Empty jar into a large bowl. Add butter, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking tray approximately 7cm apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining mixture. Serve.
*These cookies can be made with all sorts of different fillings. Just substitute the craisins and choc chips for equal measures of any of the following:
– m&ms to suit your colour theme
– crushed candy canes and dark choc chips
– sultanas and cornflakes
– pecans or walnuts and milk choc chips
– pistachios and craisins
– dark choc and milk choc chips