Homemade Christmas Gifts – Christmas Cookies in a Jar

Here’s the last in our little series of edible Christmas gifts. Hope you’ve enjoyed them. We’ve really loved making them. We’re so excited to give them away, we feel like the 2011 John Lewis Christmas advert little boy.

This one was an original idea we saw on Pinterest via Bakerella. We loved the idea but wanted to do it with a recipe we know and love for Christmas. So, this is an adapted version of Nigella’s Christmas Cranberry, White Chocolate and Pecan Cookies in a jar.

You’ll need 1 litre jars for this. We got them from Ikea for about £1 each.


Nigella’s Christmas Cranberry, White Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

(adapted from Nigella’s amazing Christmas book)
(you can print our labels here)

75g Rolled oats (not instant)
150g Plain flour
0.5 Teaspoon Baking powder
1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
75g Dark brown sugar
100g Caster sugar
150g White chocolate chunks (we used supermarket own brand bars and chopped it for nice big chunks)
75g Dried cranberries
50g Pecans, roughly chopped

(to make up the cookies, your recipients will need 1 egg and 125g of butter, this is explained for them on the labels.)

Layer the ingredients in the order above. That order is important! We tried various different ways and found that the best for staying in place and looking pretty too.

Press the ingredients down between each layer. We used an old spoon which we bent over to reach flat inside the jar. It did a brilliant job!

We also cut pieces of baking paper, folded them over into tiny squares and put them into the top of the jar on top of the nuts. We did this for two reasons, we realised that our non-baking friends probably wouldn’t have a drawer at home overflowing with baking paper and also it helps to keep everything squashed down and where it should be in the jar.

We then printed the labels onto paper, stuck them onto the jars with super strong Power Pritt Stick and added some ribbon. Taa darr.

These are such a lovely gift, as everyone who received them can feel like a domestic goddess without too much effort!

Sarah x





2 Responses to Homemade Christmas Gifts – Christmas Cookies in a Jar

  1. I made these as gifts – oatmeal and raisin. The recipients loved them! Great for the less confident baker and to make with kids. Almost zero food prep!

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