A quick and easy gift idea #stressfreechristmas

Here’s a super quick and easy Christmas gift for people that live close by – like teachers and neighbours and workmates.

These chocolate chip biscuits are quick and I’ve adapted the recipe from this one to be more festive (read: have more chocolate and cherries).

If you package them stacked in a jar they look fancy – I topped mine with a paper doily and ribbon and put a felt heart on a stick on the side. Make a list of people you want to make these for then double or triple the recipe accordingly.

One solid night in the kitchen and you can cover off a whole lot of people’s gifts in one go. And don’t forget to leave some for yourself because these are GREAT!

125g butter
1/2 cup soft brown sugar (lightly packed)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup rough chopped milk chocolate
1/2 cup rough chopped white chocolate
1/4 cup chopped cherries (fresh or bottled, not maraschino – cherries are optional I just LOVE cherries.


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and grease or line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamed, add egg and beat until mixed.
  • Sift in flour and salt, mix until combined before stirring in the chocolate.
  • Roll heaped teaspoon sized balls of mixture and place on tray, press down lightly with a floured fork. REMEMBER you need to get these things into a jar so don’t get too generous with your rolling!
  • Bake for approx. 12 minutes. Makes 30 medium sized biscuits.

Wait until the biscuits cool then stack them in a jar. I like a paper doily top but you could use pretty fabric, or brown paper or pretty paper and washi tape.

*Thanks to Helen for posing for this photo. That’s what you get as my friend – I give you a gift then make you pose with it.


One Response to A quick and easy gift idea #stressfreechristmas

  1. […] Baking (especially if they can take it and share it around work). […]

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