This is a simple and lovely way to give something little to a neighbour or friend this Christmas.
There are many recipes on Pinterest but this one is delicious and I also loved the way it looked layered in the jar.
You will need:
- Clean, sterile Mason Jar or similar (Big W currently sells trays of 12 for $39) The size is one quart which is approx 1 litre.
- 3/4 cup Self raising flour
- 3/4 cup Rolled oats
- 1/2 cup Craisons
- 1/2 cup Dark choc chips (or you can use milk or white)
- 1/3 cup Brown sugar
- 1/3 cup White sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Bi carb soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
You can really add the ingredients in any order you choose. This is simply what I found worked best.
Sift the flour, salt and Bicarb together and add to the jar using a funnel or a spoon.
Then I added the brown sugar. I found spooning it in with a soup spoon was easiest.
Then the white sugar, the craisons, the oats and then the choc chips. I didn't actually measure out the choc chips...I just filled the remaining space up to the top.
Place the lid on firmly and decorate how you choose. I used some stunning Indian paper wrapping, some ribbon and then made cardboard tags.
This is what you may like to write on your tag:
Craison and Dark Choc Cookies
To make cookies:
Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius.
Line baking tray with baking paper.
Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl.
Add one lightly beaten egg, one teaspoon of vanilla extract
and 125g of melted butter to the dry ingredients.
Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
Spoon balls of mixture onto baking tray.
Bake for 10-15 mins or until lightly golden.
Allow to cool before removing from tray.