These pretty festive cookies in a jar make excellent gifts. They're easy to make and are bound to delight friends, family or work colleagues. Try one of these three versions or create your own instead. 1) cranberry and dark chocolate chip, 2) white chocolate chip and cranberry, 3) raisin and white chocolate chip.
Sterilise the jar by washing it out in clean soapy water then putting it in the oven for 20 minutes at 100℃ (212℉, Gas ¼).
Whisk the flour, soda and baking powder together. Carefully spoon into the bottom of the jar to create an even (ish) layer.
Next, spoon in the sugar in an even layer.
Add the cranberries followed by the dark chocolate in as even layers as you can manage.
Add the white chocolate chips, followed by the cranberries in as even layers as you can manage.
Add the chocolate chips, followed by the raisins in as even layers as you can manage.
Finish off the layering with the rolled oats.
Label the jars, then cover the tops with a couple of layers of red tissue paper or festive cloth and tie with twine or ribbon. Add a card with the baking instructions.
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl with 1 egg and 50g melted butter (or 2 tbsp sunflower oil). Place spoonfuls (about 12-15) spaced well apart onto a lined baking tray and bake at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4) for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
Assemble as many jars as you like. Each one makes 12-15 cookies.For a gluten-free version, just ensure that the baking powder as well as the oats are gluten-free (many aren't) and replace the flour with a good quality gluten-free one.Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.