If you need to get a gift for a coworker because they decided to get you something or for that distant cousin who decided to come home for Christmas after all, don’t have a holiday meltdown. We are here to save your Christmas with a last minute gift idea.

Cookies in a jar is cute and festive, and 90 percent of the time, you already have all of the ingredients needed. There’s not much time left, so let’s get this DIY started!

cooking ingredients

What You Will Need:

1-quart Mason jar

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon salt

¾ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

1 ½ cups (9oz) of chocolate chips


Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Place the flour mixture in the Mason jar first. Next layer ingredients in the order it’s listed above.

cooked cookies

Make sure you attach this recipe to the jar for the recipient:

Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended.

Add cookie mixture. Mix well, breaking up any clumps.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool on baking sheets for two minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about two dozen cookies.

We also have this cute printout you can use for the gift. Voilà! You now have a gift to give and no one will be the wiser. Happy holidays!

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Do you have another simple recipe for a Mason jar? Leave it in our comments section, and we might feature it in a future post.