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This Christmas cookies in a jar recipe is a thoughtful gift for anyone on your holiday list. Make these delicious DIY Christmas cookies today.

One of my favorite activities during the holiday season is baking. And, I can never have too many new Christmas cookie recipes to try. 

Christmas cookies in a jar recipe for gifting

And, one of the best things about this easy recipe is that you can make one batch for yourself, and you can give the other to a friend so they can enjoy them too.

Always wanted to make cookies in a jar but don’t know where to start? Besides being delicious, these chocolate chip cookies in a jar make a great Christmas gift, too!

Cookies in a jar Christmas recipe. An easy Christmas present that everyone will love.

Christmas Cookies in a Jar

You can make these Christmas cookies in a jar by layering the dry ingredients in a Mason jar. By adding them in the order I have listed, the different layers will really stand out.

Then, you’ll add a tag with the instructions to the jar along with a bow or ribbon. You can get really festive and add a Christmas ornament, a candy cane, or a wooden spoon.

The gift recipient will add the needed wet ingredients, mix, and bake the cookies. The wet ingredients are 3 Eggs 3/4 Cup of Butter unsalted, and 3 tsp of vanilla.

This recipe makes enough for one jar. So, if you want to make several, you will need to double or triple the ingredients.

Then, just set the Mason jars up like an assembly line and add the ingredients to each one as you go down the line. 

Tools / equipment needed

Tips for getting the ingredients to layer

It’s easiest to make the layers for these Christmas cookies in a jar if you use a wide-mouth funnel. Very slowly pour the ingredients into the funnel and tilt it slightly so that the layers are even.

If you don’t have a wide mouth funnel, you can roll a paper plate together and use that instead. Adjust the opening for the size of each ingredient you’re adding.

Adding flour to mason jar for cookies

Pouring cocoa into the jar to make cookies in a jar recipe

Brown sugar for mason jar cookies

Pouring chocolate chips into a mason jar to make a mason jar dry cookie ingredient gift.

White chocolate chips being poured into a mason jar for dry cookie ingredients cookies in a jar Christmas gift

If you need to, you can use a long-handled wooden spoon to make the layers more similar. Just don’t press too hard or you will combine the layers and ruin the way they look.

Cookies In A Jar Recipe! Make cookies in a jar Christmas gifts.

Easy substitutions

This DIY Christmas cookie recipe uses semi-sweet and white chocolate chips. But, if you want to change it up, you can easily use M&Ms instead of the chocolate chips. Or, for a festive look, you can use just the red and green M&Ms.

If you’d prefer not to use chocolate in your cookies, you can use walnuts or chopped pecans instead. For a healthy variation, dried cranberries or raisins are delicious as well.

What if there is still room at the top?

When you make these Christmas cookies in a jar, always layer the chocolate chips, candy, or nuts at the top. If you have more room left, you can easily add a few more without changing how the cookies turn out.

How to store these

Make these up a day or two before Christmas to give as gifts. You can store them on the counter out of direct sunlight. If you want to store them for longer than that, put them in the refrigerator.

What to give with Christmas cookies in a jar

If you want to make this a slightly larger gift, you can always add:

More cookie recipes

If you’d like to make a few more cookie recipes to keep at home this year, here’s a collection of my favorites. Make extras and share with a friend.

These easy 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies take 30 minutes or less to make! Three ingredient peanut butter cookies are delicious and you likely already have the ingredients in your pantry. 

Who wants to learn how to bake chocolate chip cookies? Foolproof chocolate chip cookies are here!

Mint chocolate chip cookies around the holiday are always welcomed at our house, especially when they’re chock full of M&M’s! We found holiday Mint M&M’s and used those in our cookies instead of just chocolate chips.  

Don’t feel like baking Christmas cookies? Try these easy no-bake oatmeal cookies! Santa will be thankful that you did! 

These chocolate peppermint cookies are so delicious and easy to make, you’ll be able to whip these easy cake mix cookies up in a snap!

Cookies In A Jar Recipe

What do you say, let’s make this cookies in a jar recipe and give them as gifts for everyone this year!

You’ll need a bunch of mason jars but it’s such an easy gift, and relatively inexpensive, too!

The mason jars are a few bucks a piece here and the ingredients come out to a buck or two each.

So really you can’t get a much more affordable gift than this!

Chocolate cookies in a jar recipe with printable gift tag.

Don’t forget to grab your printable gifting tags!

Printable cookies in a jar recipe gift tag

Cookies In Mason Jar Gift. Chocolate lovers cookies in a mason jar gift with printable tags

Cookies In Mason Jar Gift. Chocolate lovers cookies in a mason jar gift with printable tags

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies In A Jar

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Cookies in a jar gift. This chocolate, chocolate chip cookies in a jar are perfect for holiday gifts.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Quart mason jars with lids
  • 1 ¼ cup Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ c. White baking chips
  • ½ cup Chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • With a funnel in the quart sized jar, add in the flour., baking soda, baking powder and salt into the jar.
  • Layer in the unsweetened cocoa, brown sugar, and then granulated sugar.
  • Pile in the chocolate chips and white baking chips on top.
  • Put the lid on the jar securely.
  • Cut out the holiday printable gift tag.
  • Punch a hole in the upper corner of the tag.
  • Place a ribbon or string through the hole in the tag, and tie it around the lid of the jar.

Notes

Additional Ingredients (not included) for recipient to make cookies:
3 Eggs
¾ cup Butter unsalted
3 tsp Vanilla
This list is on the printable tags!

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