Posted December 12, 2011 by Sam in Recipes

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar

chocchip1Here’s a chocolate version of the cookie jar I posted recently. They make fab gifts & are also great to have on ‘stand by’ in the cupboard.

I like to use the Bonne Maman jars, not only is it a great way to recycle but they hold a good amount of ingredients, so work well. The size of the jar is 370g so any jar that size will be fine. Make sure they are sterilised & dried before using.

I will list the ingredients in the order I usually place them in the jar. It’s nice to separate the colours to give a pretty look to the finished jar. You will also need to press down firmly to get it all in and if it’s nice & tight it’s less likely to move and get messy.

This is one jars worth and makes about 8 decent size cookies.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Mix

75g S R flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

45g soft brown sugar

25g caster sugar

15g cocoa powder

115g choc chips

To the jar you will need to attach a label or card with the instructions. I normally add a brown parcel label with a sticky address label on with the info. Here is a link to the label I use

Alternatively design your own here’s the info you will need:

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180°C/ 350°F
  2. Grease & line a baking tray
  3. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and add ½ a beaten egg (approx 3 desert spoons) & 2 oz / 55g of softened butter or margarine
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon
  5. Divide mixture into 8 and roll into balls using fingertips (add more flour if too sticky)
  6. Place onto baking tray, spacing well apart. Flatten slightly with palm

Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm. Cool for 5 minutes on baking tray then transfer to a cooling rack or enjoy warm!

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The Bonne Maman jar lids are great but you can also add a circle of fabric held on with a band.

You can also add some extras to go with the jar like nice ribbon/raffia, a wooden spoon even a mixing bowl!