DIY Jarred Gift- Chocolate Cherry Oat Scones
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Total time: 33 mins
The best gifts come from the heart. With that in mind, this Christmas season why not make a simple, homemade gift for that special foodie in your life!
For Jars
  • 1 quart canning jar with a lid and ring
  • 1¼ C all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ C old-fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ C dried, finely chopped cherries
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips
Additional Ingredients
  • ½ C (1 stick) melted butter
  • ⅓ C buttermilk or milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
To Make Jars For Gifting
  1. Add 1¼ C all-purpose flour to the jar.
  2. Then 1 Tbsp of baking powder.
  3. And ¼ tsp salt.
  4. Quickly slide the jar back and forth on the table to pat down the ingredients with vibration. Going forward you’ll continue to do this after you add each ingredient.
  5. Add 1¼ C old-fashioned oats to the jar and then quickly slide the jar back and forth on the table.
  6. Sprinkle in ¾ C finely chopped dried cherries, and then vibrate the jar again.
  7. Add ¼ C sugar, and then shake the jar back and forth on the table.
  8. Finally, add the chocolate chips.
  9. Using a spoon or a small mallet, gently pat down the ingredients.
  10. Fill any of the remaining headspace with a ball of plastic wrap so that it's a tight fit in the jar.
  11. Cut-out a 5”x5” swatch of a favorite material and close it between the jar’s lid and ring.
  12. Using ribbon or yarn, tie the directions card to the jar.
To Bake
  1. Combine jarred ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, breaking apart cherries with your fingers as needed.
  2. Stir in ½ C (1 stick) melted butter, ⅓ C milk or buttermilk, and 1 egg beaten.
  3. Spread the dough out into a rectangle that is about ⅓ inch thick and then cut into 12 triangle shapes. Spread the triangles out on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350ºF oven for 16-18 minutes.
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