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Teacher presents

Last day of high school for miss i today. Here are the gifts she took in for her Year co ordinator and Tutor.

Bikkies in a jar (I struggle with the word cookies) and prunes in port. Jars are from Ikea and perfect size. I made the tags and added ribbon to decorate. The ingredients and instructions for cooking bikkies are on the tag.

M&M Bikkies In a Jar

• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 1 1/2 cups mini candy-coated chocolates
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Line one baking sheet with baking paper.
2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
3. Using your hands work in 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
4. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Work this into the flour mixture until well combined. Dough will be a little crumbly.
5. Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove bikkies to a rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen bikkies.

You just layer the dry ingredients into a 1L jar and add instructions. I made a batch to make sure they work and what do you know? They do!

The prunes in port are simply 2 tbs brown sugar, peel from half a lemon and half an orange, 1 1/2 cups port and a cinnamon stick in a small saucepan which is brought to the boil. Turn heat off and pour over 375g pitted prunes in a bowl. Leave to go cold then remove cinnamon and pour into sterilised jar. Leave for two weeks before consuming with vanilla icecream. Yummy!

By all accounts the teachers loved them.

3 Responses

  1. beautiful teachers gift! I bet they will love making them.
    we are slowly starting our teacher gifts ♥

  2. Oh yummy! I love this – ingredients in the jar thing!

    And look at your home made cards. You are the bomb girl. Where on earth do you find time? I haven’t made a card for almost a year, and missing it terribly. Seems I can’t have it all – work, kids, tidy house, three investment properites, do the finances, blog AND scrap.

    I’m inspired though. (And lately I’ve been a terrible blogger!)


  3. Sensational idea – thank you so much!

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