Give the gift of cookies, with Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar! Perfect for holiday giving, recipients can enjoy fresh baked cookies at their leisure. Included are two tags–one for Christmas, and one for anytime. It’s quick, easy, and looks so cute!
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With the holiday season upon us, I’m thinking of fun gift ideas to give to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Two of my favorites include a Holiday Stovetop Potpourri that smells amazing (great for non-food gifting) and Homemade Hot Fudge in a Jar. This year I’m planning to put together cookie mix jars with the recipe to our family favorite Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies.
You’ll love how easy it is to put these jars together–less than 10 minutes to prepare. The recipient is then able to enjoy fresh cookies whenever they’re ready to make them!
Table of contents
Ingredients per jar
- Flour – 1 1/2 cups
- Sugar – 1/4 cup
- Brown Sugar – 2/3 cup
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
- Chocolate chips – 1 cup or as many that will fit!
To make the full recipe, they’ll need to add egg, vanilla, and butter. Directions for finishing the recipe and baking are on the printable tag.
- Funnel (optional)
- 1 quart mason jar (I like wide mouth)
- Fabric or tissue paper
- Jute or ribbon
- Recipe tag (download below)
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make
Start with a clean and dry jar. You don’t want any moisture inside the jar.
Using a spoon, add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bottom of the jar. I like using a wide mouth jar because it makes it a lot easier to add ingredients. You could also choose to use a funnel if you like. This would especially be helpful if you’re using a regular mouth jar.
Layer the chocolate chips.
Layer in the sugar, then brown sugar.
TIP: Tap the jar on the counter after each layer, to make sure it’s all settled to the bottom, then use the spoon to smooth out the surface and press everything down evenly.
You can choose to switch the chocolate chip and sugar layers if you prefer. After experimenting, I found it easier to put the chocolate chips in before the sugar, but it’s totally up to you!
Cut out a square piece of fabric, or cute tissue paper. Place the lid on the jar, then the fabric/tissue paper, and secure it with the ring. For this jar I used a favorite buffalo check tissue paper and jute, and I love it! It works for Christmas, and any other time as well.
Print out the printable recipe tag, punch a hole in the corner, and tie it on with jute or ribbon. For the Christmas version, I like to add a bit of pine or other greenery!
If you want to make a large cookie sheet of the Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Cookies they won’t fit in the jar but they’ll feed a crowd!
Printable Recipe Tag
Download the tag, print on to white cardstock, then cut out around the black border.
Yes! All you need to do is switch out the flour for cup for cup gluten-free flour.
For this recipe, it does need to be that size. You can use any brand or type of 1 quart jar.
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