Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar


I can’t believe that the end of the year is already in sight! And with that realization comes the need to start thinking about clever ways to make personalized gifts that can be enjoyed by friends, family, or gifted to teachers.Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

This Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is an absolute must-make DIY cookie mix! It’s super budget-friendly, festive looking (that’s right…no need for wrapping paper!) and is such a practical gift – producing a batch of chewy snickerdoodle cookies with red and green M&Ms scattered throughout.

The personal touch of a homemade Christmas cookie mix in a jar is exactly what the holidays are all about! Don’t forget to print out these free printables I made for you to go with your cookie jars! 

Christmas Cookies in a jar printable

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

  1. To prepare the cookie jars: pour ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix into an 8 ounce mason jar. Tamp it down firmly with your fingers until it is packed into 1 layer.cookie mix in bottom of jar
  2. Add in ¼ cup of rolled oats and push them down gently.adding rolled oats to jars
  3. Pour in another ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix on top of the oats in the jar. Push the layer down firmly until packed.
  4. Sprinkle in 1 Tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar mix on top of the cookie mix layer.cookie mix in jar
  5. Pour a final ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix on top of the cinnamon-sugar and press it down firmly.cinnamon sugar added to top of jar mix
  6. Add ¼ cup green and red M&Ms as the final layer and gently press them down until you can screw on the lid.adding green and read m&ms on top of cookie mix
  7. Decorate the jar with a holiday ribbon and tag with the baking instructions, optional. Link to FREE PRINTABLE.Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar
  1. To bake the cookies: preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Pour all contents of the jar into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add the 2 Tablespoons melted butter, 1 egg yolk and 1 Tablespoon of milk to the bowl. Stir gently until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. You should get about 8 cookies from each jar.
  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the edges begin to take on a golden color.
  6. Cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Enjoy!

HOW TO STORE THIS CHRISTMAS COOKIE MIX IN A JAR

  • This cookie mix can be stored in the jar by sealing the jar with its airtight lid. Place it in a cool and dry area for up to 6 months.
  • Any baked cookies from this mix should be stored in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week. The baked cookies can also be frozen for 3-6 months, stored in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag.

HOW CAN I ADAPT THIS RECIPE?

  • The great thing about this Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is the fact that you can adapt it however you wish to suit your style or your recipient’s preferences. Consider the following ideas for varying this cookie mix jar:
    • Change the base cookie mix to a sugar cookie, peanut butter or even oatmeal cookie mix.
    • Omit the oats as an ingredient layer in your jar or substitute chopped nuts instead.
    • Instead of M&Ms, add in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, mint chips, peanut butter chips, holiday sprinkles or your favorite mix-ins instead.
    • Change the color of M&Ms to suit a different holiday cookie jar. For example, just use green M&Ms for St Patrick’s day or use orange, brown and yellow for a Halloween themed cookie mix jar!

TIPS FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS COOKIE MIX IN A JAR

  • It’s a great idea to print out a recipe card that you can attach to the cookie mix jar together with a gift tag so that the recipient of this cute homemade gift knows exactly what additional ingredients they need to add to the dry mix as well as the steps to bake a batch of Christmas cookies from this jar mix.
  • While my snickerdoodle cookie base for the jar calls for melted butter, if you’ve opted to vary your cookie base to a sugar cookie or something else, then I recommend that you use softened (not melted) butter instead.
  • Go ahead and decorate your cookie mix jar however you like. I’ve added decorative ribbon and a tag but you can go beyond that and place a fabric finish over the top of the lid as just one idea. Make it your own to showcase your own style and creativity!

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Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

This Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is an absolute must-make DIY cookie mix! It’s super budget-friendly, festive looking and is such a practical gift!

Ingredients

In The Jars

  • 17.9 oz bag Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix, divided (¾ cups per jar)
  • 1 cup rolled oats divided (¼ cup per jar)
  • 4 Tablespoons Cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 cup red and green M&Ms divided (¼ cup per jar)
  • Ribbon and tag See Free Printable Link in Notes

Instructions

To Prepare the Jars

  • To prepare the cookie jars: pour ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix into an 8 ounce mason jar. Tamp it down firmly with your fingers until it is packed into 1 layer.

  • Add in ¼ cup of rolled oats and push them down gently.

  • Pour in another ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix on top of the oats in the jar. Push the layer down firmly until packed.

  • Sprinkle in 1 Tablespoon of the cinnamon-sugar mix on top of the cookie mix layer.

  • Pour a final ¼ cup of snickerdoodle cookie mix on top of the cinnamon-sugar and press it down firmly.

  • Add ¼ cup green and red M&Ms as the final layer and gently press them down until you can screw on the lid.

  • Decorate the jar with a holiday ribbon and tag with the baking instructions, optional.

To Bake

  • To bake the cookies: preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  • Pour all contents of the jar into a medium sized mixing bowl.

  • Add the melted butter, egg yolk and milk to the bowl. Stir gently until all ingredients are combined.

  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the edges begin to take on a golden color.

  • Cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Enjoy!

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