Do you ever get to a few days before Christmas and realise you’ve forgotten a few presents? I always do! Then you have to quickly rush to the shops to find something, and it’s never really exactly suitable.
So why not make these? They’re easy to make, look fantastic and will make really yummy treats.
McCormick sent me a parcel with one of the jars made up and a selection of spices to make more of our own. Lily and I made the biscuits one afternoon and Lily loved mixing it all. Chloe just liked eating them!
We made lots and rather than keeping them in the house for us to all keep eating we decided to package them up in brown paper bags and give them to our neighbours. Lily also took some to her school to give to her best friend. Our neighbours loved them, one even told us they should be illegal and I got a lovely note from Lily’s best friend’s Mum to say how much they enjoyed them. I call that a win all round!
The biscuits remind me of a cross between a gingerbread or an Anzac biscuit. We added an extra egg and a bit more butter as we found the mixture a little dry and they ended up nice and soft and chewy. Perfect!
- Inside jar:
- 1 1/3 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup oats
- 3/4 cup chocolate buttons/smarties (we used red and green)
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp McCormick ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp McCormick ground Nutmeg
- ½ tsp McCormick ground All Spice
- Attached tag:
- Mix with 1 egg, ½ cup melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Add the spices to the brown sugar and the salt, baking powder and baking soda to the flour.
- Starting from the bottom of the jar, layer:
- Flour Mix, Oats, choc chips, chocolate beanies/smarties, brown sugar mix (the packed brown sugar helps keep the smarties and choc chips in place), and then finish with white sugar.
- To make: Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together.
- Roll cookie dough into tablespoon size balls, place on baking paper lined trays and bake in preheated oven 180ºC for about 10 minutes.