Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cookies

It is getting scarily close to Christmas and this is when my gifts in jar series really comes into its own. They are the perfect last minute gift fix. Most of the ingredients you should already have, jars are easy to come by and they are so quick to assemble while still looking as though you have put hours of thought and effort into the gift.

Last week over at Rosendahl's Karen Blixens Jul blog I featured a very festive Christmas Cookies in a Jar recipe. 

Behind the scenes - Photographer Hanne arranging the Christmas table

The finished product

Christmas Cookies - Cranberry, oatmeal and white chocolate

Jar ingredients (0.75L jar)
3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup (75g) white sugar
3/4 cup (65g) rolled oats
100 g (or one small pack) dried cranberries
100g (or one small pack) white chocolate chips

Extra ingredients for making cookies - to go on tag (download the Noel Cookie Tag here)
125g butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl. Spoon the flour mixture into jar.

Top with brown sugar, then white sugar, oats, cranberries, white chocolate chips. Seel jar

To Make Cookies
Pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Empty jar contents into a large bowl. Add butter, egg and vanilla and stir until 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.

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