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We love giving foodie gifts, especially at Christmas. Whoever you make this for we think they’ll love it! Write the recipe for the cookies on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious cookies!
- 100g light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 160g self-raising flour
- 100g red M&Ms
- 100g green M&Ms
Take a 0.5l sterlised Kilner jar and place on a flat, stable surface.
Measure out the flour and carefully pour it into the jar.
Pat down the flour with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack the flour down really tightly.
Pour sugar in a constrasting colour on top of the flour (we used soft brown sugar). You may find it easier (and less messy!) to pour it from a jug rather than a large bowl.
Tap the jar on your surface a few times to make the sugar layer even, and then pack it down tightly with the end of a rolling pin.
Add chocolate chips, nuts, Smarties or M&Ms to the top, one layer at a time.
If you're using different coloured-chocolates, add one layer of colour at a time. We used red and green M&Ms to make Christmas cookies.