A jar with layers of ingredients for making Christmas biscuits

Christmas biscuits in a jar

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 11 mins


Makes 24

A lovely Christmas gift for foodies, our pretty jar contains almost everything you need to make 24 malty white biscuits with white chocolate and cranberries

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal173
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 125g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 120g dried cranberries
  • 150g rolled oats
  • 1 heaped tsp cinnamon



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  • 145g soft brown sugar
  • A pinch of flaky sea salt
  • 170g large white chocolate chunks
  • 1 heaped tbsp Horlicks

You will also need

To bind the gift ingredients

  • 1 egg



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  • 150g soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Layer your ingredients in the jar as follows: First, put in the wholemeal flour mixed with baking powder. Then, the dried cranberries followed by the rolled oats with cinnamon. Your fourth layer is the soft brown sugar seasoned with flaky sea salt and finally, the white chocolate chunks and Horlicks. If giving the jar as a present, simply download our gift tag with the recipe method and print it off, stick it on the jar and tie a ribbon around the top.

  2. If you want to make the biscuits yourself, or would rather handwrite the label, the method is as follows: Butter two baking sheets and pre-heat the oven (180C/160C fan/gas 4). Whisk an egg, the soft butter and vanilla extract in a bowl using an electric whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy, so about 5 mins.

  3. Add the contents of the jar and mix together gently to form a dough. Put 12 golf-ball-sized spoonfuls of the dough onto each baking sheet, then bake for 11 mins. Remove the cookies from the oven and leave to cool a bit on the baking sheets. Eat them while they’re still warm.

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Briony Wickenden
1st Jan, 2018
These are delicious! I gave a jar to my 7 year old granddaughter and she loved it. Made some myself and they are easy to make and very “moreish”. I gave other mixes in jars to my two other grandchildren but not yet tried them. More like this please - such fun for children and for children to give to teachers.
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