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Does anyone know the cookie in a jar ingredients ?

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johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:08:09

You know the one where you layer all the ingredients & include the recipe & give as a present? I bought a nice jar in Matalan for £2 & now wish I'd bought more hmm

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:16:24

You can do it with any recipe you like, just take out the wet bits and put them on instruction tag.

e.g. you layer oats, brown sugar, chopped dates, chopped nuts, etc for flapjacks, then say add a butter, honey or whatever.

johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:30:59

That's so easy, think I will be giving a lot of these this year, after I make another trip to Matalan that is!

Thanks VintageGardenia for your help.

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:37:31

I might look for some jars myself, it's a lovely idea for a present. Good luck smile.

Wallace Mon 03-Nov-08 12:39:44

Cool idea grin

So for example for the choc chip cookies I just made I could layer oats, flour, sugar and choc chips. Then on the label I would put add an egg and butter?

Any links to nice jars?

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:42:18

Yes, just so long as the recipe you're basing it on has the dry ingredients combined first. iirc this is the way muffins are made - combine dry then combine wet - so you could also do muffins in a jar, could be pretty with brightly coloured fruits or white chocolate chunks or something.

Also nice if you can substitute some brown for white sugar, so you can get two layers of colour for the price of one ingredient, iyswim.

MingMingtheWonderPet Mon 03-Nov-08 12:45:00

What a lovely idea. DS might like that idea for a couple of his friends too. Got a good smarties cookie recipe that might work, and the smarties will look nice and bright inthe jar. Just need to make sure that the ingredients fir the jar, iyswim.

Wallace Mon 03-Nov-08 12:47:09


COuld you post the smartie cookie recipe if you don't mind

johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:47:37

I never thought of muffins, great idea!

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:48:25

A nice touch, if you are making a homemade label with instructions, is to tie with it at the neck of the jar a child-size wooden spoon.

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:49:02

Size appropriate to a child rather than size of a child, obviously!

johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:50:07

lol at child sized wooden spoon smile

CharleeInChains Mon 03-Nov-08 12:50:22

So let me get this right.

You get a jar.

You get the dry ingredients of a recipe for biscuits/cakes ect.

Place the dry ingredients loose in the jar in layers then attach a label with the recipe/wet ingredients to add.

Is that right?

Sounds like a fantastic pressie for my nieces. grin

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:50:34

rather unwieldy

CharleeInChains Mon 03-Nov-08 12:52:24

Sorry that last post sonded like i was being sarcastic and taking the piss.

I wasn't i genuinlet think its a fab idea i just wanted to make sure i was getting the gist of it right! smile

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:53:18

LOL I didn't read it that way!

A bit like this only obviously ours will be much prettier and more desirable!

johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:53:23

That's about it charlee, seems too easy doesn't it? I think the jar would have to be packed up pretty full or otherwise you would loose all the pretty layers by the time it was opened on Christmas day? hmm

VintageGardenia Mon 03-Nov-08 12:54:57

Yes the jar has to be full to the brim so the layers stay in place. That blog says use a litre jar, but you can get those nice Kilner jars with the springy catches in loads of sizes.

RubyRioja Mon 03-Nov-08 12:55:07

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HangingbaublesofBethlehem Mon 03-Nov-08 12:55:44

I saw some in a shop today that were described as pink princess cookies - the pink layer appeared to be pink coloured sugar? not sure if it would work or not. I like the idea but am confounded by how you know how much ingredients needed to fill the jar - imagine if you got it all layered up and then couldn't fit in something? or vice versa, had a big gap at the top? am I being a bit stoopid? blush

RubyRioja Mon 03-Nov-08 12:56:12

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eidsvold Mon 03-Nov-08 12:56:40

this might help

CharleeInChains Mon 03-Nov-08 12:57:16

What about these?

NOt sure how air tight they are but they look nice. smile

MingMingtheWonderPet Mon 03-Nov-08 12:57:23

Also make sure you put denser stuff at the bottom. Don't put nuts/smarties/dried fruit at the bottom or else when you put the flour/sugar in it will just slip through all the gaps to the bottom.
I will find smarties cookies recipe and post if you would like it.

johnbarrowmanlovesme Mon 03-Nov-08 12:59:04

I am making oaty choc chip cookies later, easy peasy recipe but very yummy. I am going to have a practice with quantities then.

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