Oat and chocolate chip cookies in a jar

    25 min

    If you're stuck for ideas for birthdays or Christmas, try making this as a food gift. Dry ingredients are layered in a jar with attached instructions of how to bake delicious cookies. Tie the jar with a pretty ribbon, and attach a wooden spoon!

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    Makes: 1 litre jar

    • 110g porridge oats
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 60g chopped pecans or walnuts
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 165g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Layer the ingredients in a 1 litre jar in the order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding the next layer.
    2. Include a card with the following instructions:
      Oat and Chocolate Chip Cookies
      1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
      2. In a medium bowl, mix together 110g melted butter or margarine, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
      3. Stir in the entire contents of the jar. You may need to use your hands to finish mixing.
      4. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place 5cm apart on prepared trays.
      5. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven.
      6. Transfer cookies from trays to cool on wire racks.

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    Made as a gift for teenager who loved the idea & the process & finally the taste. Excellent & great fun. Thankyou :o)  -  01 Jun 2015


    I have seen this recipe on a few sites and think it’s a wonderful idea. I did make a few changes. I used 1 cup of oats, ¾ cup of chocolate chips, ¾ cup of M  -  12 Jan 2013


    Maybe the previous user cooked them too long or made them to small...these are great cookies, and very easy. My batch of 8 jars took about an hour to assemble. Found some cute red fabric at Walmart to glue on top of the jar and put these directions on my laser printer labels: Howdy Partner. Preheat your campfire to 350 and grease up your cornbread pan. You're in for a real sweet treat! Dump this jar into the biggest bowl ya got and mix it around real good. Add a stick of melted butter and whipped up egg. (A teaspoon of vanilla if you got some in the chuck wagon.) Mix with your five cleanest fingers till it looks like cookie dough ought to. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Makes 18 big 'ol cookies, or 2 dozen cowgirl-sized.  -  22 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)