My handmade kind of Christmas continues today with a gift that your tummy can appreciate!

Perhaps you’ve seen these cookies in a jar or better yet maybe you’ve received a jar full of goodness. This year Big Daddy and I have had the pleasure of hosting our first small group of 7 spunky individuals. I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know this group and so I just wanted to make them something for Christmas. But what can I make for 7 people?!

Thankfully the Christmas Cookies in a jar is an inexpensive option but packs a rich tasting punch.

There are a ton of options out there so you can give a different cookie jar to each person on your list.

Christmas Cookies in a Jar

*confession! I painted my thumbnail in photoshop…lol! My nails looked AWFUL!

I used the recipe I found at She Hearts It. I love the jars she used. They are the Better Homes and Garden Quart Glass Jar and can be found at Walmart. Just not all Walmarts. There was only 1 store in a 50 mile radius that sold this kind of jar and they were out of stock. You’ll be able to get a case of quart Mason/Ball jars I used at any Walmart or Target.


1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sucanat (or dark brown sugar)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white sugar


In a 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order listed. Pack down firmly.

Attach a tag with the following instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup margarine (or butter) until light and fluffy. Mix in 1 egg and 2 tablespoons water. Add the entire contents of the jar, and stir until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Here are some photos of my jars and some helpful hints.

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You’ll definitely need a funnel. Can you believe I went to Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and the grocery store and couldn’t find a funnel? Big Daddy suggested that we go to an auto parts store and buy a funnel that is used with fluids for your car. I couldn’t really appreciate this idea. I kept thinking of oil and flour mixing together. Totally irrational I know but it was making me gag.

I realized that I had a empty milk carton on the kitchen counter (ready for the recycle bin) so we went home, cleaned it out and cut off the bottom. Presto! An oil free funnel!

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Here’s another tip. You MUST pack down each ingredient or your jar will overflow! I did a dry run and I didn’t heed the directions (above) and I had a avalanche of sugar. The best utensil I had for this job was this rubbery form spaghetti scoop spoon. It worked perfectly!

Once I was done with my assembly line of ingredients, it was time to add the pretty business.

For the lids I used this free printable from The Cottage Market.


I attached them to the mason jar lids with glue dots but honestly you don’t need to use anything because the size is big enough to be held firmly in place by the screw top ring.

I needed to figure out a way to make tags and a card to tell my receipient how to make the cookies.

I used these gift tags from Lia Griffith. These gift tags are crazy cute and are editable!


Feel free to use my Christmas Cookies baking instruction tag below.

I used a white and silver velvet ribbon and threaded the two gift tags and tied it with a bow.

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Download your recipe directions here.

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4 Responses

  1. Carolyn Robbins

    Hi Christine,
    Thank you for reminding me of this gift idea! I love the tags and jar toppers you used. Please have a Merry Christmas.

    Bear Hugs,


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