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Jar of homemade blondie mix with a label for a homemade gift idea
Brownies, Blondies & Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar {3 homemade gift ideas)
Prep Time
20 mins
 

The perfect homemade gift this Christmas - Brownies, Blondies & Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar! Add the dry ingredients, tie a label around and give the gift of baking!

Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: brownies, cookies, homemade gifts
Servings: 3 jars
Author: Laura
Ingredients
Chocolate Chip Cookies (jar ingredients)
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (105g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus more to fill up the jar if needed)
Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies (jar ingredients)
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (105g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Fudgy Brownies (jar ingredients)
  • 2/3 cup (93g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (157g) white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons (30g) cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 150 grams dark chocolate pieces (I used Whittaker's 50% dark chocolate)
Instructions
To assemble the jars (all recipes)
  1. Add ingredients to a clean and dry 750ml jar in the order listed. After adding each ingredient, gently tap the jar on the bench so that the ingredients settle slightly. Use your hand or the back of a spoon to pack down the brown sugar so that the next ingredient doesn't fall through it. I like to use a funnel to ensure the layers are neat.

    For the brownie, after adding the cocoa powder, place something to separate the dark chocolate pieces so that they can be removed on their own without the other dry ingredients. I used the plastic top from a cupcake case container but a piece of baking paper or even a cupcake case will also work. 

To bake the Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F

    Melt 115 grams of butter in a pyrex jug or in a pot on the stove. Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whisk together well. Pour in the contents of the jar and stir until well combined.

    Use a spoon or cookie scoop to drop rounded balls of dough (about 2 TBSP) onto a baking tray lined with baking paper or a silicone liner.

    Bake for 10-12 minutes for soft cookies or 12-14 minutes for crispier cookies.

    Makes 12 large cookies

To bake the Raspberry and White Chocolate Blondies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F

    Melt 150 grams of butter in a pyrex jug or in a pot on the stove. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whisk together well. Pour in the contents of the jar and stir until well combined. Fold through 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries.

    Pour batter into a 20cmx20cm brownie tin lined with baking paper.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

To bake the Fudgy Brownies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F

    Melt 115 grams of butter and the dark chocolate from the jar together in a large pyrex jug in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Add 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and whisk together well. Pour in the contents of the jar and stir until well combined.

    Pour batter into a 20cmx20cm brownie tin lined with baking paper.

    Bake for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with just a few crumbs on it.