Cookie in a Jar Recipe

There are several variations of the cookie mix in a jar - scroll down to see them all. The concept is the same for all of them: layer the dry ingredients in a clean, dry mason jar, packing each layer down tight with a spoon. Print out the recipe and attach it to the jar. You can tie a wooden spoon to the jar, too. These make great gifts! Chocolate Chip

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Combine flour and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add white sugar and pack down, then add brown sugar and pack down. Finally, add chocolate chips.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1 cup of butter until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop 1 Tbsps of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Oatmeal Raisin

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cup oats

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1/2 cup of butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop 1 Tbsps of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Applesauce Cookies

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 3/4 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1/2 cup applesauce and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1 1/4 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Cornflake Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups corn flake cereal

Instructions:

1. Place sugar and salt in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down (put cornflakes in last and don't crunch them down!).

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 3 egg whites until stiff. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Spicy Ginger Cookies

  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, spices, salt, and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup molasses. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips or chopped peanuts

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1 cup of butter or shortening with 1 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

Orange Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. dried grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, baking powder and orange rind - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Add other ingredients, one item at a time, packing each layer down.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 1 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Drop teaspoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F. You can ice these with a thin icing made of 1 cup icing sugar and enough orange juice to make the icing spreadable.

Sugar Cookies

  •  3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup colored decorating sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

1. Combine flour, salt and baking powder - stir well. Place flour mixture in a clean mason jar. Pack down tight so everything will fit in the jar. (Use a spoon or a mallet.) Stir sugar and colored sugar together, add to the jar.

2. Put the lid on the jar and tie a ribbon around the lid. You can add a personalized label, if you wish. As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid with a piece of ribbon.

3. Print out the following instructions on a gift card and tape the card to the jar:

Whip 2/3 cup of butter or shortening until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp. milk and 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until mixed. Stir in the ingredients from this jar until well combined. Roll into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork or the bottom of a glass. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. Share with a friend.

The Author:

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Article Posted: 02, 2002

 

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