DIY Cookie jar

January 8th 2011

Here’s a little gift I made for my aunt for Christmas – a bake-it-yourself cookie jar. I got the idea from the excellent Bakerella but did my own measurements to fill my jar, and designed my own labels.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to make one (modified from this recipe).

160g light muscovado sugar
160g golden caster sugar
450g self-raising flour
3 tubes of Smarties
150g chopped walnuts
2 eggs
400g butter

Layer the dry ingredients in the jar and add the eggs and butter when you make them. This quantity will fit in a 1 litre jar (I found mine in Adsa Living). It makes about 40 cookies, and you can freeze any leftover dough.

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Comments (7)

  • kendal croix.

    January 8th 2011 at 11:03 pm

    i always love those cookie jars. and the label is too cute.

  • Little Lj

    January 8th 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I saw these on Bakerella too – just the best idea! Love your labels.

    Lj x

  • Carmen

    January 9th 2011 at 4:03 am

    What a brilliant idea!! So going to try that out next time I need a gift.

  • littledollface

    January 9th 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This is really neat idea. I spotted these on Bakerella and think I'll give them a go next Christmas (they make such lovely gifts). Also the new house is looking lovely! Happy New Year. Helen x

  • Louise

    January 10th 2011 at 5:08 pm

    That is such a cute present idea! Your labels are fantastic xx

  • KARA

    January 10th 2011 at 8:22 pm

    What an amazing idea. You should sell these x

  • verhexteswesen

    April 11th 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Your labels are very cute.
    I think the cookies taste very good.

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