Chocolate chip cookies in a jar gift

    20 min

    If you're stuck for ideas for gifts for Christmas or birthdays, try this wonderful food gift. Layers of dry ingredients are packed into a jar and tagged with instructions of how to make chocolate chip cookies.

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    Makes: 1 jar, enough for 30 cookies

    • 90g white chocolate chips
    • 15g crispy rice cereal
    • 200g plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 90g plain chocolate chips
    • 40g porridge oats
    • 100g caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a 1 litre jar, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Pack down firmly after each addition.
    2. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
      Chocolate Chip Cookies
      1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
      2. In a large bowl, cream 100g margarine until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water. Add the entire contents of the jar and stir until well blended. Drop heaped spoons of the batter onto ungreased baking trays.
      3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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    Reviews in English (124)


    These are fantastic. Best cookies made in ages. They are yummy, we decided to try them out before making up in the jar as a gift. The biscuits are both crunchy and sticky in texture they are chocolate heaven  -  26 Dec 2010


    Tried this recipe out today. Really tasty and easy to make. I used 100g of plain choc chips and 100g of white choc chips, instead of the 90grams suggested. When I put the batter on trays to bake, I did one heaped dessert spoon per cookie. This made a total of 18 big cookies. I baked them for 20 mins coz they were bigger. Came out really good! Thanks for posting this recipe. Will def be doing these jars as gifts.  -  05 Nov 2012


    TIME SAVER TIP!! I had no idea how many jars I could make with the amount of ingredients I had to work with since the recipe is for one jar at a time. After a few hours, and learning what order I preferred, this is what I came up with. For 12 jars, you will need to have 5 lbs W.Sugar, 4-10oz choc chips, 2-17.6oz M&M's, 1 large container of oats, 2-32oz B.Sugar, 2-5 lb bags of flour. You will have left overs, but this will allow you to work like an assembly line, doing all the jars one ingredient at a time without running our of anything. The order I used was as follows: W.Sugar, 1/2 cup M&M's, crispy rice, 1/2 cup swirled choc chips, oats, B.Sugar, Baking soda, Baking Powder, and finally flour. Remember to pack down the filling jar after each ingredient is added, it will all fit very nicely!! Oh yeah, the cookies taste wonderful--I made some to keep in my own pantry!!!!  -  21 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)