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Christmas cookie gift jars

Makes about 35


  • For gift jar:
  • 340g self raising flour, sifted
  • pinch salt
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 65g dried cranberries
  • 75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 80g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 80g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • For baking:
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
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  1. Starting with the flour, evenly layer the flour, salt, sugar, cranberries, apricot, white chocolate and dark chocolate firmly in a 1 litre jar with lid and seal.
  2. Using a ribbon, tie on a gift tag with the following directions: Just mix in 125g melted butter and 2 extra-large eggs. Roll into balls and place on lined baking trays 4cm apart. Flatten slightly and bake at 170°C for 16-20 mins. Cool on wire racks.

Tips / Handy Hints

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Tip: Cook for 18-22 minutes for crispier cookies. For triple-choc cookies, add 1/3 cup cocoa to the dry ingredients. This makes a great gift for kids to give their teachers – not just for Christmas, but as a lovely thank you gift at other times of the year. At Easter, replace the chocolate with mini chocolate eggs. Try the caramel-filled variety for an extra treat!


Janet aka Middle Aged Mama

I made the cookies and they are absolutely divine!

I made the cookies and they are absolutely divine!

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