Cookie Mix in A Jar

Have you noticed yet that we love Mason jars?  Haha.  We were just saying the other day that we should probably be sponsored by them because we're so obsessed.  We've used them for our candles, our granola, our caramel corn, our strawberry jam...  They just make the most adorable packaging and are so easily customizable for gifts.  Plus, the recipient can reuse them when they're done.  

Today we're filling our Mason jars with an awesome Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe.  That's right - these are ready-to-be-baked cookies!  We've layered the jars with the dry ingredients and all the receiver has to do is add the wet ingredients, mix it up & pop them in the oven!  We love this gift for the holidays because it's perfect for those busy folks that don't feel like they have time to bake, as well as friends who may not feel like they're very talented in the kitchen.  These jars make cookie-making super easy.  (They're also great to have on hand for when all that delicious holiday baking runs out).

We love making these because they're inexpensive & really quick to put together.  You can change out the color of the M&M's for whatever holiday/season/event you're celebrating and then add the fabric to match.  This gift is adorable, thoughtful, and a lot of fun to give.  People love receiving these jars and love even more that they're homemade.  You better believe this isn't the last Mason jar craft you'll be seeing around these parts…


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup M&M's
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • a quart sized Mason jar


1.  In a quart sized Mason jar, layer your ingredients in this order.  Pack them down between layers to make sure they all fit.  We made a funnel out of paper which made filling the jars much easier.
  • First:  flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Second:  oats
  • Third:  M&M's
  • Fourth:  chocolate chips
  • Fifth:  brown sugar
  • Sixth:  white sugar

2.  If you have any extra room in the top of the jar at the end (you may not) you can top it off with extra oats.

3.  Here are the directions to include with your gift.  You can write these on a tag or a recipe card:

-1/2 cup of melted butter
-1 beaten egg
-1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together in a large bowl.
Roll into 1.5 inch balls.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

* These are some extra tips we found to be good when making the cookies:  Let your melted butter cool a little before you add it or else it will melt the chocolate chips.  Your hands work best to really mix this dough together so get in there!  If you make giant cookies (like we did with our first batch) just cook 'em a few minutes longer.

4.  Add some cute fabric & tags and you're done!

Happy gifting!

1 comment :

  1. They look so cute! Such a good idea :)

    Caitlin x