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Inside: Learn how to make delicious cookies in a jar which are perfect for Christmas. Free printable labels containing the recipe are also available which can be attached to the jar creating an awesome gift. No-one will be able to resist these chocolate chip cookies.
This post was originally posted in 2013 but has been updated for your enjoyment.
Everyone loves a cookie. Even those people that don’t really have a sweet tooth, seem to love a cookie. With that in mind, cookies always make a pretty good option for a gift when you just don’t know what to get someone.
This is the perfect gift for a teacher, neighbor or even a secret Santa present. If you are struggling with what to get, then these cookies in a jar could be the answer to your problem.
Quite simply they are cookies in a jar and they are AMAZING.
There are also options for how you present these cookies in a jar. Perhaps you would like to bake the cookies and give them as an entire jar of cookies, or perhaps you would like to fill the jar with the ingredients and attach the recipe. Either way provides for a fun and much loved git.
How Long Does Cookie Mix In A Jar Last?
You might be wondering how long the cookie mix is going to last in the jar. The good news is that it will last long enough for you to prepare these gifts WELL BEFORE you need to use them, meaning you can be completely organised and stress free.
Provided that the ingredients are fresh, the cookie mix can last up to 6 months. This makes it ideal for pre-planning gifts, especially at Christmas time when everything is so hectic.
Of course, if you plan on actually baking the cookies, you would want to ensure that you do this right at the last minute as the cookies will only remain fresh and at their best in the jar for a few days.
How To Make The Cookie Mix In A Jar
Before you decide whether you are going to actually make the cookies in the jar or just provide the ingredients, you will need to obtain the mason jar.
Firstly, let’s look at how you can gift the cookie mix in a jar.
The ingredients look fantastic in the jar. The layering is what makes the jar look so effective and it is easy to do.
It an however be quite tricky fitting all the layers into the jar. I layered the ingredients in the following order:
- Flour & baking powder
- Chocolate chips
- Brown sugar
- White sugar.
Tip: To ensure that all the ingredients fit, make sure you pack them down tight’s as you go.
Prepare the ingredients into the jar then print off the free labels. Attach with some ribbon or twine.
The recipe card can then be followed and the recipient can bake their own cookies when they are ready.
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.
How To Make Cookies in A Jar
Rather than give the jar with just the cookie mix, you may wish to opt for baking the cookies first and gifting a jar full of them. It is a good idea to still attach the recipe card to enable people to make another batch at a later date.
Gifting the cookies in a jar still makes a super cute gift and the home style cookies literally scream “eat me”.
I made 28 cookies with the following recipe.
- 1⅓ cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup cooking oats
- ½ cup m&m's
- ½ chocolate chips
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- : Stir all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
- : Slightly melt the butter and add into the mixture.
- : Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract
- : Using your hands, roll the cookie dough into 1½ inch balls and place on a lined baking tray
- : Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180c, 350F or gas mark 4 for 10 minutes.
Download The Free Printable Recipe Card
To complete the gift, whether it’s just the cookie mix in the jar or the actual cookies in the jar, it is a nice touch to add the recipe card. The recipe card can be obtained for FREE right now from the printable library.
Each printable is sized 7 x 7 cm and is available in green and red.
Print the recipe card as many times as you need to create multiple gifts. I recommend printing onto matte photo paper for best printing results.
That’s pretty much it. This is the Christmas gift that you know will be loved.
These cookies in a jar make a fun, unique and incredibly tasty gift. It doesn’t matter whether the cookies are ready to be eaten or the jar is full of the ingredients. This is a gift that will be welcomed by whomever it is given to.
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