Fruit Biscuit Mix In A Jar

    29 minutes

    A great food gift - layered biscuit mix in a jar. The layers of different ingredients make a very attractive and once baked very tasty gift.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (75g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup (55g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup wheatgerm
    • 1 cup (150g) quick cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup dried cherries
    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 2/3 cup (60g) flaked coconut
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Ready in:29min 

    1. Mix the flour, bicarb soda and salt together.
    2. Starting with the brown sugar layer the ingredients in a 1 litre sized glass jar in the order given, ending with the flour mixture.
    3. Attach a card with the following directions:
      Oatmeal Fruit Biscuits
      1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line one baking tray with baking paper.
      2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon blend the mixture until well combined.
      3. Using you hands work in 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
      4. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup (65ml) milk. Still using your hands or a wooden spoon blend the egg mixture into the dough until well combined.
      5. Drop teaspoon sized mounds 5cm apart onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Place biscuits on a rack to finish cooling. Makes approximately 2 dozen biscuits.

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    These cookies are SO good. I like that they have so much fruit and grains in them. The cherries plump up a bit and are tart yet sweet. A great 'healthy' taste combination! I just mix everything together in my stand mixer and use a cookie scoop - easy. Make sure you grease the cookie sheet if not using parchment. They can get a little dry the next day, but they're usually gone by then.  -  16 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These are so good. I used dried cranberries instead of dried cherries.  -  03 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These had a good flavor, but were more like a breakfast health cookie. If you choose to substitute flax meal (as many sites say that it is okay in place of wheat germ), you might want to use less. It makes the cookie pretty dry! I used cranberries instead of cherries, too.  -  03 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)