Baking Birthday Cookies

Baking Birthday Cookies


Before I begin I have to hold my hands up and admit I’m rubbish at baking, in fact I can’t really cook either. I do try, but it just somehow always turns out wrong.


To make things easier, for Christmas my mam and dad got me one of those handmade giant jars, which contains everything you need to make cookies, except for an egg and some butter.


So, in celebration of my mam’s birthday this weekend I thought I’d give ‘simple’ baking a go with these oat and chocolate chip cookies.


And it was pretty simple. All I had to do was count eight tablespoons of butter, melt it and place that with an egg and the whole contents of the jar into a large bowl.

Now, for the fun part. I tried mixing everything together with a spoon, but let’s be honest it works better when you get your hands dirty.


After rolling up my sleeves and mixing everything together, I rolled the cookie dough into small ‘walnut’ sizes and placed them on a baking tray, that I greased with butter earlier.


As soon as I washed my hands, I popped my two trays filled with cookie doughs balls in the oven and waited around 13 minutes, while the sweet aroma filled the kitchen.


They came out a little browner than I expected, but they taste pretty good – even if I do say so myself. The texture is soft, but crunchy and most importantly instead of tasting like burntness, you can actually taste the nuts and chocolate – success!


I would say it’s a small improvement to my usual baking, normally when I bake whatever comes out the oven you can’t really eat. This time last year I baked my mam a Victoria sponge cake and as soon as I cut into it, the middle oozed out.

With everything, I’m going to continue to practice baking so if any of you have any good recipes please send me your links!

Sarah Jayne x



  1. January 25, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    These look delicious what a great idea, thanks so much for the award as well so nice of you!

    • January 27, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Aww thank you! And your most welcome! :)

      Sarah Jayne x

  2. January 25, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I saw these a few times over the Christmas holidays and they look like such a great idea for a gift. I’ve never really been one for the cake mixes in boxes, but these have a much more fun feel about them. Plus you get a free giant jar afterwards!
    They do look pretty tasty in the end!

    ~ K

    • January 27, 2015 / 5:46 pm

      This is two years running I’ve had these and I love them. I’m not a fan of boxed cake mixes, but this does have a homemade sort of feel to it. Yes, I reuse the jars afterwards by filling them up with sweets and passing them on as a present!

      Sarah Jayne x

  3. February 9, 2015 / 2:04 am

    Yummy :) I love the jar your parents got you, what a cute idea! And now I really fancy some cookies! x

    • February 11, 2015 / 8:17 am

      It’s a lovely gift idea and the cookies were really tasty, definitely want another one! :) xx

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