Stuck for last-minute gift ideas?
This is one that’s not expensive and is sure to go down an absolute storm with anyone you hand it to (I wouldn’t mind one myself). If you’re visiting relatives between Christmas Day and New Year then this is a perfect present to pop in your bag – as it’ll keep the rugrats busy while the adults hit the egg nog.
You’ll need a 1L glass jar with a lid
110g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
75g soft brown sugar
75g caster sugar
65g rolled oats
110g dried cranberries
75g white chocolate chips
To be honest you could probably do it by eye and you can certainly swap cranberries for another dried fruit and white choc chips for milk chocolate and so on, but to be 100% certain if you need it, here’s a cups converter.
Extra ingredients for making cookies
125g butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Step 1
Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L (4-cup) capacity glass jar. Top with brown sugar, then caster sugar. Top with oats, then cranberries, then chocolate chips. Seal jar. Decorate.
Make a label with the following instructions:
- Step 2
To make cookies, preheat oven to 190°C, 170° fan, Gas 5. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Empty jar into a large bowl. Add melted butter, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays approximately 5cm apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway during cooking, or until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool. Serve.