Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cranberry & White Chocolate a jar!

The other day we made Santa's Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookie jars.  The big guy is taken care of but what about everyone else?  How about some Cranberry and White Chocolate Scones for Christmas morning? 

These scones are a little less common than the traditional cookies in a jar and make a wonderful gift for teachers and friends.  By putting the dry ingredients together, you have made a daunting recipe simple for those who receive it.

Cranberry & White Chocolate Scones: (approx. 6 scones)

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup milk

  1. Preheat oven to 425C.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients(first 5 ingredients) in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix the egg, butter and milk in a separate bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir until just moistened.
  7. Mix in dried cranberries
  8. Scoop 1/2 inch balls of dough and place on the baking sheet a few inches apart.
  9. Bake about 15 minutes, until light brown.
  10. Cool on a rack.

To make Cranberry & White Chocolate Scone Gift Jars:

Layer the ingredient as follows in a 1 Litre mason jar.

  • First: flour
  • Second: oats
  • Third: sugar
  • Fourth: baking powder
  • Fifth: salt
  • Sixth: white chocolate chips
  • Seventh: place cranberries in a small plastic bag and lay on top of the dry ingredients

  1. Roll a piece of paper into a funnel and use it to pour the ingredients into the jars.
  2. Pack each level down really tightly by tapping firmly on the bottom of the jar with your hand.
  3. Include a label with instructions on the jar.
I created a PDF that you can download and print at home with the baking instructions. The kids and I glued the paper onto a thicker piece of card stock, punched a hole in the corner and tied them onto the jars with ribbon.

Download the PDF tags here!
Do you have a traditional Christmas morning breakfast year after year?
Happy Baking!


    1. I love cookies in a jar type recipes. Thanks for the printable tags too! My daughter loves to bake so this is actually a great idea for "Santa" to leave her under the tree. It's quite messy baking with a 4 year old so at least if everything is in a jar it minimizes some of the mess.

      Can't wait to try the scones on a lazy Sunday morning. Thanks Susannah!

    2. Help how much chocolate chips do we use?

      1. Hi Lara,

        It really depends on how your other items have settled in the jar, how tightly packed they are. For shopping purposes I would estimate to purchase 1 c. per jar. If you have extra, you can always find uses but having too few is frustrating.

        It works out to 1/2 c. to 1 c. of white chips per jar. We made two batches and used smaller chips for one batch and we used a lot more than the larger chips because they filled in the space better and there were less air pockets between them.

        I hope this helps. Thanks for noticing the ommission! I'm updating the poste now!


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