A few years ago, I made these cookie mixes in jars as an extra present for my four feet, but only just realised that I never shared the recipe or how to with you! Its a really simple recipe and can be amended (as you might be able to see in the photo) to have whatever in them – I used chocolate chips, walnuts and M&M’s in these ones. My jars were from Ikea, and were a bit too big, but I just ordered some from Tesco which are a much better size.
To make the jar, you need to weigh out the following:
- 210g plain flour
- 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 100g caster sugar
- 340g plain chocolate chips – or whatever toppings you choose
- 110g dark brown soft sugar
You just pack down each ingredient into the jar, so the layers make a pattern. Decorate with a big ribbon and a little note (thats the scroll inside the jar!) with the following:
Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5
Empty this jar into a bowl
Cream 170g butter, 1 1/2 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a separate bowl
Add the wet mixture to the dry one and mix until a batter like consistency
Put tablespoons of the batter onto baking trays
Bake for 8 to 10 mins
This DIY is great because (obviously) you can tailor it specifically for the recipient (for allergies and intolerances) and you probably already have the basic ingredients, so its quite cheap!