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Cookie mix in a jar

Layered cookie mix in a jar recipe that makes the perfect homemade Christmas gifts. These are always a big hit! Free printable tag and instructions included.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie mix in a jar
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


To put in quart sized jar:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour (plus 1 Tablespoon)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup M&M's (more or less as needed to fill jar)

Need to add to mix:

  • 1/2 cup butter (slightly melted and cooled)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Clean and dry quart sized mason jar. Using a funnel or spoon add the flour, baking soda and salt. Tap on counter to level. Then spoon in the brown sugar and press down the edges with spoon. Next add the sugar. Then add the chocolate chips and M&M’s. Seal jar.
  • When getting ready to bake preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter, egg and vanilla. Then dump the jar ingredients and stir until combined. Use hands if needed to combine mixture. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes for thicker cookies. Scoop the dough onto the pan using a large cookie scoop (or about 2 Tablespoons). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly crisp, yet still soft in the middle. Remove from pan to cooling rack.


Sealed jar will stay fresh for 1-2 months.
Go here for my original M&M cookie recipe.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg