Christmas cookie gift jars


Makes 35
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 20 MINS
Cooking 20 MINS
These cookie jars make a lovely Christmas gift for friends, teachers or neighbours. Set up a construction line and get the kids to help measure and layer ingredients and write the instructions with a special message on the gift tag! – It’s also handy to m


For gift jar

340g self raising flour, sifted
pinch salt
160g brown sugar
65g dried cranberries
75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
80g white chocolate, roughly chopped
80g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

For baking

125g butter, melted
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
Handy Tips
Tip: Cook for 18-22 minutes for crispier cookies. For triple-choc cookies, add 1/3 cup cocoa to the dry ingredients. This makes a great gift for kids to give their teachers – not just for Christmas, but as a lovely thank you gift at other times of the year. At Easter, replace the chocolate with mini chocolate eggs. Try the caramel-filled variety for an extra treat!


  1. Starting with the flour, evenly layer the flour, salt, sugar, cranberries, apricot, white chocolate and dark chocolate firmly in a 1 litre jar with lid and seal.
  2. Using a ribbon, tie on a gift tag with the following directions: Just mix in 125g melted butter and 2 extra-large eggs. Roll into balls and place on lined baking trays 4cm apart. Flatten slightly and bake at 170°C for 16-20 mins. Cool on wire racks.

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