Learn how to create a handmade gift that anyone on your list will love. This Christmas cookie in a jar is ideal for friends, co-workers and teachers. Read on to learn how to put your own cookie in a jar together.
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This cookie is one of my favorites, it combines cranberries, white chocolate, and oatmeal. The recipe is originally from Taste of Home and has been a hit with my family for years.
The best part of this Christmas cookie recipe is that you can make it into an adorable mason jar gift.
Jar gifts are one of my obsessions during the holiday season. These ingredients, layered together with a cute tag, make a special gift for anyone on your list.
You will need a 1 quart glass jar for each Christmas cookie in a jar gift you put together. Consider buying a few jars and making a bunch of these for the holidays.
You will layer the dry ingredients in the jar and your recipient will follow the simple steps, adding their own wet ingredients, to make the cookies.
The recipe is below, as well as a file to print a card to go along with the gift.
Watch and learn how to make your own Christmas cookie in a jar gift
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup vanilla or white chips
- In a 1 quart glass jar, layer the white sugar and brown sugar packing well after each layer.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Spoon into the jar.
- Add oats, cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Screw the lid onto the jar and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
To make the cookies
Dump the contents of the jar into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drop by tablespoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375.
Tie a gift tag around this jar with instructions on how to bake the cookies. This cookie in a jar makes a great gift.
Once you have all the ingredients layered in the jar, screw the lid tight. This will keep well for up to 6 months.
Download and print the tag below and add a few embellishments. I used a Christmas stamp and red and white ribbon to attach it to the jar.
Not only does this gift taste good, it looks good too. The layered ingredients are so pretty, there’s no need for wrapping paper or a gift bag.
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This post was updated in 2020 with new details, photos and a printable gift tag.