Festive Cookies in a Jar
In the excitement leading up to the Liskeard Christmas Vintage Market, I came across this post on cookies in a jar over at the Pink Whisk. I thought they would be a fun item to try selling at the stall I was helping out on. And if they didn’t sell, I could give them as Christmas gifts.
In these days of lavish and wasteful packaging, these make a great low waste alternative gift: they are fun, attractive in their own right, you get to make some cookies (always a good thing) and you have a handy jar for reuse.
This is how I did them:
- Sterilised three 500 ml jars by washing them out in clean soapy water then putting them in the oven for 20 minutes at 100C.
- For each one, weighed and sieved 75g plain flour, 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/4 tsp baking powder and carefully spooned into bottom of the jars to create an even (ish) layer.
- Spooned in 75g light muscovado sugar in an even layer.
- Added 50g dried cranberries followed by 50g dark 70% chocolate (roughly chopped) to one jar.
- Added 50g white chocolate chips, followed by 50g dried cranberries to another jar.
- Added 50g white chocolate chips, followed by 50g raisins to another jar.
- Finished off the layering with 60g rolled oats.
- Labelled the jars, then covered the tops with a couple of layers of red tissue paper and tied with twine and added a card with the baking instructions. As follows:
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl with 1 egg and 50g melted butter (or 2 tbsp sunflower oil).
- Place spoonfuls (about 12) onto a lined baking tray and bake at 180C for 6-8 minutes.
I’ve just made a batch of these cookies and can report that they worked really well and are absolutely delicious. I will do a quick post about them soon.