Easy Gift Idea: Homemade Cookies in a Jar

When giving gifts, it can be hard to determine what people may want. Something you always wonder about may be whether or not said people will actually use whatever you got them. This year, though, consider this: Homemade Cookies in a Jar!

Here’s what you will need before you start:

  • 1-Quart Mason Jar
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips (whatever kind you prefer)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Here’s how to layer the jar:

In a small bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt. Place the flour mixture in the 1-quart jar. Layer the remaining ingredients in order as listed above. Be sure to firmly press down after each layer in order to secure the ingredients and preserve the appearance of each layer. Seal the lid and decorate jar with fabric and/or ribbon when finished.

Recipe to attach to jar:

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Beat ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract in larger mixer bowl until blended. Add Mason Jar cookie mix; mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded clumps onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Finished product, cookie mix in a jar.