Making Jar Cookie Mixes

Cookies in a jar are a fun to make and fun to receive gift for many occasions. This is a guide about making jar cookie mixes.

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Recipe: Bake-a-Cookie Jar

Kelli Mahoney

This is a visually stimulating gift that may make the receiver either run to the kitchen to start baking or put your masterpiece on display. By filling a jar with the dry ingredients needed to bake some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, you provide almost all the items a person will need to make the delicious snack. But don't forget to give them the recipe!


  • Glass jar
  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Ribbon


In the order listed above, place the dry ingredients into the glass jar. If you want, you can change the order, as sometimes putting the chocolate chips on the top adds a nice touch. Put the top on the jar and tie with a bow. Give the gift with a recipe card letting the person know how to use the ingredients.


Other ingredients needed - 1 stick softened butter, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix wet and dry ingredients in bowl well. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookie. Cool one minute. Makes 32 cookies. 1 cookie has 60 calories, but a lot of love!

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Question: Sugar Cookie Mix Recipe (Dry Mix)

By Sandi 7 182

I am looking for a recipe for a sugar cookie mix. This would be the type like a Betty Crocker dry mix which you can purchase. I happened to see a recipe by Sandra Lee which uses the sugar cookie mix, and a few more things to make biscotti. It sounded pretty good. Thank you very much.

By Sandi from Scotland, CT

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By Dee Gardner 1 9 Flag

October 30, 2009

Try searching "home made gifts in a jar" for cookie mix recipes. Also, has some gifts in a jar mixes.

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1 quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above. Pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with fabric and ribbon

Attach to Jar:

Preheat oven to 375*

Beat 3/4 cup Softened butter, 1 egg and 3/4 tsp. vanilla in large bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 c nuts (optional) mix well, breaking up any clumps.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 dozen.

By imaqt1962 from Illinois

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Recipe: Cookie Gift Jar Recipes

This year is going to be very lean money wise. I have been collecting a lot of recipes this year and I am going to put them to good use for Christmas presents. I am going to bake some gifts and some will be makeable such as the jar gifts. Here are some of the jar recipes I will be using.

Butterfinger Cookie Mix


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. powdered vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Butterfinger bar chunks
    (When giving this as a gift, be sure to include the Butterfinger Bars and Instructions.)


Cookie Mix Instructions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix together and make sure all brown sugar clumps are crushed! Store in an airtight container.


(Include these instructions with the cookie mix)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and have ungreased cookie sheet.

Use a plastic bag and a mallet to break Butterfingers into pieces, but leave them chunky.

Beat butter until smooth with an electric mixer.

Add egg and beat until well combined and creamy.

Add the cookie mix and blend on low.

Add Butterfinger bar chunks and hand stir.

Form cookies into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven, let rest 2 min and transfer to wire rack to cool.

Hello, Dollies

(Bar Cookies Mix in a jar)


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1. Place first 3 ingredients (in order listed above) into a wide mouth quart jar. Press coconut into jar very firmly.

2. Place graham cracker crumbs in a ziplock sandwich bag. (HINT: it works best if you put the ziplock bag into the jar before putting in the crumbs.) Place bag in jar last, pressing bag in place evenly on top of chocolate chips.

3. Decorate jar and attach instructions:

Additional Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 1 can (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Mixing Directions

1. Remove bag of crumbs. Empty it into a medium bowl.

2. Add: 1 stick margarine, melted, to crumbs. Mix very well.

3. Press crumb mixture evenly into a sprayed 9x13 inch pan.

4. Take each ingredient one at a time, from jar and sprinkle over crust. (chocolate chips, then coconut, then pecans.)

5. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over all.

6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into 1-1/2 inch squares. Makes 48 squares.

By christi from Paducah, KY

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Recipe: Cookie Mix in a Jar - Oatmeal Raisin Spice

By BD 7 9


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


Mix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Layer ingredients in the following order into a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar: Flour mixture, raisins, rolled oats, brown sugar, and white sugar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer before adding the next layer.

Decorate jar and attach a tag with the following instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix.

Mix in 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened. Stir in one slightly beaten egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to wire racks to finish cooling.

By Darlene/Bdsnyd

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Recipe: Gift-In-A-Jar Cookies

By Robin 5,893 29


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup M&M's
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 tsp. soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt


Layer ingredients attractively in any order into 1 qt. jar with tight fitting lid. Pack ingredients down slightly before adding another layer. Cover lid with fabric, attach card with remaining ingredients with a ribbon. An attractive gift for birthdays or to cheer a sick person.

On card write:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add cookie mix into butter mixture. Stir until blended. Drop heaping tablespoonsful dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until almost set. Yield: 2 dozen.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Cookie Bar Mix

By suzanne 277 750

Present this in a canning jar and it will almost be too pretty for the recipient to eat! Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 6 ounce butterscotch morsels
  • 6 ounce semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 wide-mouth quart size canning jar


Layer ingredients in a quart sized canning jar in the following order:

Walnuts or pecans, butterscotch morsels , semisweet chocolate morsels, coconut, graham cracker crumbs. Place lid on jar and cut a piece of fabric large enough to come down over lid and secure with a rubber band. Use pinking shears to cut fabric for a pretty edging.

Attach the directions for baking the bar cookies on pretty paper with the following directions:

Cookie Bar Mix

To make this recipe, you'll also need:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Melt 1/2 cup of butter. Add top layer of graham cracker crumbs. Pat evenly in bottom of an un-greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining layered ingredients into the crumb mixture and spread even with spoon. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over all. Bake at 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes; cool. Cut into bars. Makes about 36 bars.

To attach instructions, punch a hole in the corner of the paper with a punch, then attach with the instructions with a ribbon or twine tied around the lid (hiding the rubber band).

You can also include a wooden spoon with the jar! These are really pretty when done! They make great Christmas gifts or any time of the year gifts. Enjoy!

Shared by IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS


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Recipe: Candy Cookie Mix (Gift Jar Recipe)

By suzanne 277 750


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. powdered vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they are evenly distributed, making sure all brown sugar lumps are crushed. Store in an airtight container.

If you want to give this mix as a gift, attach the following instructions to the jar:

Candy Cookie Mix

  • 1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package Candy Cookie Mix
  • 1 cup candy bar chunks (peanut butter cups, chocolate candy bars or chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is smooth. Add the egg, and continue beating until the egg is combined. Add the Candy Cookie Mix and candy bar chunks and blend on low just until the cookie mix is incorporated. Form the cookies into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden on the edges. Remove from oven, and cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Shared By IMAQT1962 from ILLINOIS

Editor's Note: You could also put some candy bars in the package with the gift jar.


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Recipe: Jello Cookie Mix

By suzanne 277 750

Layer ingredients in order given in 1 quart mason jar.

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Recipe: Potato Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

By suzanne 277 750

Place above ingredients in 1 quart mason jar or ziploc baggy with recipe's tag directions. . .

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Recipe: Gourmet Gift Cookie Mix

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Layer ingredients in order given in a quart size canning jar. Mix oatmeal in a blender.

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