DIY Holiday Cookies in a Jar

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It’s not the holidays without cookies and giving the gift of homemade cookies in a jar is such a fun and easy idea.  In honor of National Cookie Day, we’ve teamed up with Bed Bath & Beyond and created DIY cookies in jar gifts out of two of our most popular cookie recipes! 

Cookies in a jar with a wooden hat personalized tag.

If you’re looking for a fun holiday gift to give to friends and coworkers, our cookie jars are filled with sweetness, carefully measured out, and lovingly stuffed to the top of a 32oz Ball jar. Each jar is adorned with a charming personalized, wooden Christmas tree ornament, tied with twine, and comes with a printable tag for instructions. 

Cookie mix layered in a jar

All of the items used are from Bed Bath & Beyond and we’re linking them below so you can also make these adorable jars for your friends! I highly recommend the personalized wooden hats! They came in the mail so quickly and they’re the perfect way to personalize the gift. 

Cookies in a jar are an easy gift idea that’s perfect for the holidays. Using our recipes below you’ll layer in all of the dry ingredients and chocolate chips into the jars. Then, the gift recipient only needs to have the wet ingredients on hand and to mix and bake!

Use our printable tags below so that guests know what ingredients to use and how to make the cookies. This is very important so don’t forget to print the tags and tape or tie them to the jars. 

Chocolate chips pouring into a glass jar

How to Layer in Dry Ingredients 

You will work backwards when filling the jar with the cookie mix. What you use last in the recipe will be at the bottom of the jar, thus it will be what it filled first. Here’s how:

The chocolate chips and any other nut or berry is always folded into the recipe last. So keep them at the bottom fo the jar. That way the recipient can easily scoop each layer at a time into the mixing bowl and end with the chocolate chips.

The next dry ingredient that’s used is the flour and oats (if you’re making chocolate cherry chunk cookies) so the flour and any baking soda, powder or salt would be the ingredient to pot over the chocolate chips.

The very first dry ingredient that goes into a mixing bowl when making cookies is the sugar, brown or granulated. This is what you want to be at the top of the jar, so it can easily be spooned into mixing bowl with the butter. 

Then, screw on the lid and add a printable recipe tag to the jar. 

Products You’ll Need 

32 oz Wide Mouth Ball Jars – These are perfect for cookie jars and reusable for so many things after!

Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons – These have a sleek, oval design and long handles that comfortably reach into tall containers.

Cooking Twine – Perfect for tying around the jars to hold the ornament and tags.

Personalized Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments – These are adorable and personalize the cookie jar!

Everyday White Bowls – For holding ingredients. 

Printable Tags (see below to download) – Download and print our cookie tags which give instructions on how to bake the cookies and the other wet ingredients required.

Ingredients to make cookies in a jar.

Chocolate Cherry Chunk 

These cookies are buttery and filled with chocolate chips, dried chewy cherries, and pecans! We used our original recipe but cut down a few ingredients to fit into a 32 oz jar. Here’s what you need to make this cookie jar.

3/4 cups chocolate chunks 

1 cup dried cherries 

1/2 cup pecans 

1 cup old fashioned oats 

1 cup flour + 1 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp salt (mixed together) 

1/2 cup brown sugar (pressed down as much as you can)

1/2 cup granulated sugar. 

You will need to use a spoon to press each ingredient into the jar after filling so it will all fit! 

Directions 

Pouring sugar to cookie mix in a jar

Pour the chocolate chunks into the bottom of the 32oz wide mouth ball jar. 

Next add in the cranberries, then pecans. 

Measure the flour and add the salt and baking soda in with it. 

Then scoop the flour over the pecans. 

Add the oats and brown sugar and top it all with the granulated sugar. 

Close the lid and attach twine, a personalized ornament, and a printable tag on how to make the cookies.

Cookies in a jar with printed tags

Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our butter-less chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookie recipe on Sugar and Charm! In order for these to fit into a cute 32oz wide mouth Ball jar, we cut the recipe in half which still makes 18 cookies! The printable tag reflects the change and these couldn’t be easier to make!

1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips 

1 1/4 cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1/4 tsp baking powder + 1/4 tsp salt 

3/4 cup brown sugar 

1/4 cup granulated sugar 

Adding baking powder to flour in a jar

Directions

First, add the chocolate chips to the bottom of the jar. 

Next, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

Add in the brown sugar and then layer the granulated sugar over the top. 

Close the lid and using twine, attach a personalized ornament and a printable tag on how to make the cookies.

Sugar in a glass Ball jar

Extra Festive Holiday Decor from Bed Bath & Beyond 

Bed Bath & Beyond has been one of my go-to shops for holiday decor for years. They always have beautiful items, the best prices and I take full advantage of the 20% off coupons! Here are a few items I used to decorate the kitchen and for holiday entertaining this year! 

This stunning wreath is affordable and such good quality

Christmas tree napkins are classic and we adore them. They’re perfect for gifting or for a Christmas brunch.

7” Green Christmas Arrangement in Glass Bulb – This is a beautiful holiday accent that you can set on a table with a few bottle brush trees. Instant Christmas decor! 

Chocolate cherry chunk cookie mix in a jar for a gift
Printable cookie tags

Click here to download our Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookie Tags

Cookies in a jar tag

Click here to download our Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookie Tags

Printable cookie tags

The tags are very important when gifting cookies in a jar, so don’t forget to download, print and attach to the jar! 

Cookies in a jar for holiday present with a personalized wooden hat ornament.

More Holiday Recipes You’ll Love!

The Best Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Lavender Chocolate Chunk Cookies in a Jar

DIY Pine Scented Soy Candles

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

The Perfect Snickerdoodle Recipe

Let us know if you make these cookies in a jar by leaving a comment and review below! 

Christmas cookies in a jar

Cookies in a Jar

We have turned two of our most popular cookies into gifts! You can now give our Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies and our Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies to your friends so they can enjoy fresh-baked, warm cookies (mostly) made by you!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies in a Jar

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baling soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

  • Pour the chocolate chunks into the bottom of the 32oz wide mouth ball jar.
  • Next add in the cranberries, then pecans. 
  • Measure the flour and add the salt and baking soda in with it. 
  • Then scoop the flour over the pecans. 
  • Add the oats and brown sugar and top it all with the granulated sugar. 
  • Close the lid and attach twine, a personalized ornament, and a printable tag on how to make the cookies.

Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • First, add the chocolate chips to the bottom of the jar. 
  • Next, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  • Add in the brown sugar and then layer the granulated sugar over the top.
  • Close the lid and using twine, attach a personalized ornament and a printable tag on how to make the cookies.

Notes

Please note these are only the dry ingredients per recipe, you have to download and print our recipe tags for the rest of the recipe and for baking instructions. 
The gift is pointless without the printable tags. 

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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