Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chocolate Chip Biscuits in a Jar gift

At Christmas I like to try and give my close friends that I have known since school a little something that I have made myself.  I have seen the biscuits (cookies) in a jar for a while now and always thought they were such fun.  So now was my chance to make mine.  I bought some fruit preserving jars then simply layered up the dry ingredients.

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Tie a little ribbon around and create a label.  Tadah! a very eye-catching present.  We ended up making another two.  One for our daughter's friend's family and one for us. 

This photos shows the recipe I have attached to the top.  Which reads as follows:-

Preheat oven to 180 C. 

Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl and add:

1/2 cup butter,(almost melted) 
1 slightly beaten egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 Combine thoroughly. 
Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, and
Bake for 10 minutes.

Hope you are enjoying the end of your Christmas day on the other side of the world.  My family and I had a lovely day here.  Lots of fun, food and laughter.  Well my present helped provide a lot of laughter.  My wonderful hubby gave me a Kinect for our Xbox.  So we played lots of different sports yesterday, I think the funniest was the grid iron game.  I had problems throwing the ball and then turning into the receiver and having to run.  Boxing Day plans other than relaxing in front of TV, a game or two on the Kinect and driving our daughter to the shops with her friends so they can tackle the Boxing Day sales.    Have a great day everyone.


  1. That is such a lovely idea. The recipe sounds super. Have a Great Boxing Day. Hugs Mrs a.

  2. Fantastic idea Merry.. Thanks for the recipe..Loz

  3. Your jars look so pretty and looks like a very yummy recipe!!
    Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!!

  4. Looks yummy! Have you seen the garden in a jar gifts also? It snowed here this week and so cold. Brrr! Have a happy New Year!

  5. What a great idea Merry. Might have to borrow this one lol

  6. oooh I like this idea, might give it a go myself.
    Happy new year

  7. awesome gift idea, I LOVE the layers, so cool!!!

    Hope you all had a great Christmas and joyous new year!


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