One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the divine little treats we get to indulge in. Being the only cook in my family each year I bake up an array of shortbreads, truffles and slices to enjoy over the Christmas break. So thought I would share the baking love for Christmas this year.
Wait for it……Christmas Cookie Jars.
Cute right? These gorgeous little jars are layered with ingredients for yummy choc chip and oat cookies with a little note attached instructing how to prepare them. Yum!
They were a cinch to make so if you’re looking for a cheap last minute gift idea you’ve found it.
First, hit up your local discount or craft store for nice smooth 1L Jars with lids. Try to avoid ones with logos.
Then layer the following :
- 1 and 1/3 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cooking oats
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or red and green m&ms/ peanut m&ms)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
Decorate with some ribbon and add a tag with instructions. I’ve made some that can be printed double sided so one side says “Christmas cookies!” and the other has instructions for baking (double click for full size).
Enjoy and Merry Christmas