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Edible Gift Idea for Toddlers - Cranberry and Macadamia Cookie Jars

Recipe By Aileen Cox Blundell

This Christmas, I have encouraged my smaller kids to make presents rather than buying them. Let’s face it, we as parents are really buying the presents anyway because no 4 year old has money to go out shopping. That is unless we have given it to them. So, I have given some some edible gift ideas that they can pick and choose for the people they love 🥰

Christmas Cookie Jar recipe. One of the best Edible Gift Idea for your toddler to make.

Most Grannies I know (the very best ones) would actually really like a homemade edible gift anyway from their grandchild. Especially if that child was responsible for making the gift and this Homemade Christmas Cookies in a jar are one of the easiest ways to start this gorgeous new tradition.

Fun Toddler Christmas Activity

Get your toddler to stand on a little chair beside you. Show them the number they need to reach on the scale for weighing ingredients or the size of the cup that needs to be filled. The joy for a parent, is just watching their little faces as they fill up the jars. They really just feel like they have ‘done it all on their own’. Just you watch and see.

Christmas Cookie Jar recipe. One of the best Edible Gift Idea for your toddler to make.

Large Jar Ingredients

The large jar should contain all of the dry ingredients;

Oats, Flour, Dried Cranberries, Crushed Macadamia Nuts, Cinnamon and Ginger.

I like to layer these in the jar because it looks super pretty, but if you have a toddler that was anything like mine, the jar is getting shaken! It will still looks gorgeous though.

Mini Jar Ingredients

For the mini jar, just use an old jam pot that has a lid. You will need to add maple syrup mixed with a little olive oil. This will go hand and hand with your present and can also be placed (closed) inside the bigger jar if it is big enough.

Healthy Christmas Cookie Jars can be decorated like mine in the photos with some simple brown twine and a piece of Christmas tree. I also like to add a little label which has the recipe instructions.

Very simply like this;

  1. Mix the contents of this jar with 2 eggs + 2 tbsp melted butter.
  2. Shape into cookies.
  3. Bake at 180ºC/350ºC for 20 minutes.
  4. Love from me xoxox

Other homemade Edible Gift Ideas

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram.

Aileen xoxoxo

Edible Gift Idea for Toddlers - Cranberry and Macadamia Cookie Jars

Prep time

5mins

Cook time

25mins

Servings

24

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients Jar

2 cups oats
1 cup flour (use plain or wholemeal)
150g dried cranberries
75g macadamia nuts
2tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger

Wet Ingredients Mini-Jar

4 tablespoons maple syrup
90ml rapeseed oil

When Baking Add

2 eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter

Method

  1. To assemble the jar, layer all of the dry ingredients layered on top of each other. Then do the same for the mini jar with the maple syrup and rapeseed oil.
  2. Create a label that gives instructions – add 2 eggs + 4 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 180ºC for 20mins.
  3. When making the cookies, add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. 
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide out the cookie mixture, then flatten each cookie with a spoon.
  5. Bake at 180ºC for 20 mins.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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