Thursday, 6 May 2010

Cookie Mix in a Jar

There seems to be baking fever going on at the moment. So many people are keen to get in the kitchen and bake something from scratch, but often they don't have recipes or a lot of staple baking ingredients. Giving them a jar of cookie mix or cake mix is a perfect gift idea to get around their problem. A jar of cookie mix is really quick and easy to make, and there are endless flavour combinations you can create. Here's a double chocolate cookie mix I made for a friend of mine who loves to bake.

If you want to have a go at making this cookie mix, here's what you will need:

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup roughly chopped chunks of white chocolate
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix salt and baking powder with flour. Layer ingredients in jar in any order. I alternated dark and light ingredients to make a striped pattern. You can leave the jar plain, or decorate it with ribbons, if desired. Remember to attach instructions to the jar on how to make the cookies! You can either tie a recipe card to the ribbon, or make a label to affix to the jar.

Here are the instructions for your label:

Double Chocolate Cookies
What you need:
Cookie mix in a jar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 egg

How to make cookies:
Beat butter in a mixing bowl until fluffy with electric beaters. Beat in egg then stir cookie mix into mixture with a wooden spoon until well blended. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto greased baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven at 175C for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Have fun making cookies!

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