Makes around 48 cookies using a 4cm gingerbread man cutter
This beautiful Kilner jar filled with a ready-to-bake cookie mixture of dry ingredients, and handwritten instructions for adding butter, eggs and treacle, makes the perfect Christmas gift!
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp salt
550g plain flour
1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g dark brown sugar
1l jar with clip-on lid
Coloured string, baking twine or ribbon
- Combine the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and salt. Add the spice mixture to the bottom of the jar.
- Continue layering with the flour, followed by the bicarbonate of soda and then the dark brown sugar.
- Write the following instructions on the gift tag: “Mix 125g butter, 170g black treacle and 2 large eggs. Mix in the gift jar and chill the dough in the fridge for one hour. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Roll out the dough, cut out cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges just begin to brown. Allow to cool completely.”
Per Cookie: 83kcals, 2.5g fat (1.4g saturated), 13.7g carbs (4g sugars), 1.5g protein, 0.5g fibre, 0.086g sodium