This is such a cute idea for presents to give at Christmas I think! All you do is layer up the ingredients I will list below in a 1 litre jar, give them the jar as the gift (along with the written recipe instructions) and all they need to do is add butter, an egg and vanilla. And voila! Cookies!
To make one jar you will need…
- 110g plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 75g firmly packed brown sugar
- 75g caster sugar
- 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
1. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
2. Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L capacity glass jar (if you a re-using make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and completely dry OR buy really cheap ones from IKEA like me lol)
3. Top with brown sugar and then caster sugar. Top with oats, then milk chocolate chips and lastly the white chocolate chips (in mine I also squeezed him some dark chocolate flakes, just to be wild!!)Seal jar.
You can then decorate in whichever way you choose – i just added some Christmas ribbon and wrote out the recipe and extra ingredients in gold pen!
You can then change/alter the recipe as well by replacing the chocolate chips – you could use any dried fruit, along with chocolate chips, Smarties, M and M’s, Minstrels, orange chocolate roughly chopped, anything that takes your fancy!
Recipe to make the cookies:
1. Preheat oven to 190°C and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
2. Empty jar into a large bowl and then add butter, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
3. Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays approximately 5cm apart.
4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool and then enjoy!
Credit to Ben from Chocablog for measurements and me (LOL) for coming up with the idea in my brain!