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Cookies In A Jar With Free Printable

Cookies in a jar make an awesome Christmas gift, they are easy to put together and everyone loves cookies right?

Cookies in a jar with free printable

This is the perfect gift for a teacher, or perhaps you are stuck for a secret Santa idea? Either way, these cookies in a jar could be the answer to your problem.

Quite simply they are….cookies in a jar.  You can choose to either provide the ingredients to make the cookies OR if you have the time you could bake the actual cookies themselves.

How To Make Your Cookies In A Jar

Mason jars are easy to find and I used jars sized 0.95L (32fl Oz) each.  Once you have your jar, print off the free labels and attach with some twine or ribbon.

If you have decorated jar lids like the ones in this post, you don’t need to do anything else, but if the jar lid looks slightly dull, why not cover it with some fabric of choice.  Hold the fabric in place with the ribbon or twine.

Cookies in a jar

If you wish to give a gift that is a little bit different, why not go for the cookies in a jar ingredients.  This is simply a jar full of the dry ingredients with a recipe card attached.

The person receiving the gift will be able to follow the recipe and make the cookies for themselves.  I initially saw this recipe on Bakerella blog, but changed it slightly to take out the nuts and make sure it fitted in the jar!

Cookies in a jar

The ingredients look fantastic in the jar and it makes such a cute gift.  The layering is what makes the jar look so effective and it is easy to do.  I layered the jars as follows:

1: Flour & baking powder

2: Oats

3: M&M’s

4: Chocolate chips

5: Brown sugar

6: White sugar.

Make sure you pack the ingredients tightly, to ensure they fit into the jar.  Don’t you think they look great when they are completed?

Cookies in a jar

Attach the FREE cookies in a jar label and the cooking instructions, and your gift is complete.

Cookies in a jar

The person you have given this gift to will be able to make these absolutely delicious cookies.  YUM!!

M & M Cookies

Cookies in a jar

Of course, instead of giving the jar with the ingredients in, you may wish to actually bake the cookies yourself and give the gift of the ACTUAL cookies in a jar.

This also makes a super cute gift and you can still attach the cookies in a jar label.  These home style cookies look great in the jar and literally scream “eat me”.

Cookies in a jar

Cookies in a jar

If you wish to make the cookies, here is the recipe you will need to follow.  I made 28 cookies with this recipe.

Cookies In A Jar

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 28

Cookies In A Jar


  • 1 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup m&m's
  • 1/2 chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1: Stir all the dry ingredients together in a bowl

2: Slightly melt the butter and add into the mixture.

3: Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract

4: Using your hands, roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a lined baking tray

5: Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c, 350F or gas mark 4 for 10 minutes.

Whether you chose to give the actual cookies in a jar, or the ingredients to make the cookies, this is a wonderful simple gift that everyone would enjoy.

Cookies in a jar

The cookies in a jar labels are sized 7 x 7cm and are available for you to download for FREE from the printable library.

There is no limit to how many times you can download the printable’s, they are free for you to enjoy as many times as you like.

Cookies in a jar with free printable FB

Which gift do you think you would prefer to give?   The ingredients for the cookies, or the actual cookies in a jar? Either way, I am sure you will be putting a smile on someone’s face

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11 Responses to Cookies In A Jar With Free Printable

  1. ColleenB. November 26, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Actually, I prefer both ideas; giving the mix in a jar and then also giving a few of the baked cookies in a jar for them to sample in the meantime.
    Thank you for the printables

    • Catherine Holt November 26, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      Ha ha… I LOVE your thinking Colleen! And of course don’t forget that recipe will bake more cookies than can fit in the jar….so you get to nibble on your treats too 🙂 I’m glad you like the printables 🙂

  2. Jane @ Devoted Sonriser November 28, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    I love cookies in a jar kits! My grandma sent those for us one year for Christmas, and it was great!

    • Catherine Holt November 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      Grandma’s secret cookie recipe in a jar…what an awesome gift!!!!!

  3. Bizzy Mom December 8, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    These are great, so cute! We’re going to make these today using red and green holiday M&Ms. I subscribed, but I can’t find the link to the labels. Am I missing something?

    • Catherine Holt December 8, 2013 at 10:43 am #

      Oh that sounds great Bizzy Mom 🙂 When you subscribed you will have been sent an email. You will have to click a link to confirm that you wanted to be sent the email, and then you will receive another welcoming you and including a password. Use that password on the link here: Let me know if you have any problems 🙂

  4. Kate Moore December 8, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    What size jar did you use? quart or pint?

    • Catherine Holt December 8, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      The jars were all 0.95L. I have just done a converter and it looks like it is 2US pints and 1.7UK pints. Hope that helps 🙂

  5. Jacqui Odell December 11, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    This would make a perfect gift for my sons teacher!! Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.

    • Catherine Holt December 12, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Absolutely Jacqui, I think teacher’s would love this kind of gift. Thanks for your comment 🙂


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