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Cookie ingredients jar recipe

Give the gift of baking this Christmas with a jar filled with all the ingredients needed to bake a fresh batch of delicious cookies. Attach the recipe and tie it with a ribbon for a delightful festive offering.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (95g) choc chips
  • 1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (80g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cornflakes, crushed
  • 1 1/4 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

You will also need:

  • 1 large jar
  • fabric and ribbon, for packaging
  • small card for recipe

Method:

Step 1. Gather your ingredients, measuring cups and a large jar.

Step 2. Layer ingredients in the jar, alternating colours and textures. Seal the jar.

Step 3. Write recipe and instructions on a card. If using the above recipe, include the following instructions: 

“Combine contents of jar with 125g melted butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 180°C (160°C fan-forced) for 10-12 mins.”

Step 4. Cut a circle of colourful fabric to cover the lid. Attach recipe card to string or ribbon, and tie around jar.

Cookie ingredients jar

Notes:

  • For a nut-free alternative, omit hazelnuts.
  • Of course, you don’t have to use this recipe. You can make an ingredients jar with any of your favourite cookie recipes.
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  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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