Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

    15 min

    If you're stuck for Christmas or birthday present ideas, make these for a wonderful food gift. The dry ingredients for delicious chocolate chip cookies are layered in a jar and labelled with instructions.

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    Makes: 1 jar, enough for 24 cookies

    • 210g plain flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 340g plain chocolate chips
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar and the chocolate chips. Place half of the mixture in a clean 1 litre glass jar and pack firmly. Place the dark brown soft sugar on top, again packing firmly. Place the remaining flour mixture on top. Cover with a lid.
    2. Attach an index card with the following directions: Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In separate bowl combine 170g butter, 1 1/2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop tablespoons of the batter onto ungreased baking trays. Bake in a preheated 190 C / Gas 5 oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

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    fantastic recipe for childrens christmas fete gifts.  -  13 Nov 2016


    This recipe won first place in our county fair. My son submitted it and it won! We increased the flour by 1/4 cup (to make 2 cups of flour total). We used two eggs (how does one get a half of an egg??)and we used a layer of white chips and swirled choc/white chips. It all fits in the jar if you pack it in well. We will be making these for Christmas gifts this year.  -  17 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is super easy to put together and are probably the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. They are a little crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. I increased the flour to 2 cups and changed to 2 eggs and decreased the chocolate chips to 1-1/2 cups. I also found that if you pack every layer as you go, there is too much room left open at the top of the jar. So I only packed it down at the top before adding a final layer of chocolate chips. (I layered it like this: flour, chocolate chips, flour, brown sugar, flour and chocolate chips. Very pretty! Thank you!  -  10 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)