Cookie Mix in a Jar

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar

Follow these instructions to make Gingerbread cookies in a jar.

Jar Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 190g plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 220g light brown muscovado sugar

Filling the jar:

Mix 250g of the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 190g flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and mixed spice. In a large (1000ml) preserving jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack the layers firmly.

Tie a bright ribbon with a large brown gift tag to the jar with the following instructions.

Gingerbread Cookies

In addition to the content of the jar, you will need:

  • 120g soft butter
  • 260g golden syrup
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten.

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

  • Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together.
  • Mix in the softened butter or margarine, golden syrup and 1 slightly beaten egg.
  • Dough will be very stiff so you may need to use your hands.
  • Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
  • Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Decorate with icing as you wish.

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Cookie Mix in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Follow these instructions to make chocolate chip cookies in a jar.

Jar Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 165g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 165g white sugar
  • Approx 75g chocolate chips

Filling the jar:

Layer the ingredients in a medium (750ml) preserving jar in the order listed. Pack all ingredients down firmly, especially the brown sugar!

Tie a bright ribbon with a large brown gift tag to the jar with the following instructions.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

In addition to the content of the jar, you will need:

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 175 C.

  • Mix together the butter, the egg and the vanilla essence.
  • Empty the content of the jar into the butter mixture and mix until well blended.
  • Drop a teaspoon full of cookie mixture approx 2 inches apart on a greased baking tray (or cover in greaseproof paper)
  • Bake for 8-10 min or until slightly browned.
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