Gift in a Jar: Chunky Chocolate Cookies

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The following post is from Aunt Mary…

As a reminder, for all of the Gifts in a Jar recipes you will need a Jar of any type. Mason Jars work well, or an old food jar. The ideal size is at least a quart to make sure all the layers show.

Chunky Chocolate Cookies Gift in a Jar Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup, cup, Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup, Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups, Flour
  • 1/3 cup, Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp, Baking Soda
  • Pinch, Salt
  • 3/4 cup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup, White Chocolate Chips

Instructions for assembling the Jar:

  1. Pour the brown sugar into your jar and make it as level and smooth as possible.
  2. Pour the white sugar over and make it level.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  4. Gently spoon flour mixture over sugar and level carefully.
  5. Pour the chocolate chips on top of the flour, then sprinkle white chocolate chips over and level.

Once all of the steps above are complete, cover the jar tightly with a lid. Add your fabric, ribbon or raffia and the directions for baking.

Directions for Baking

Make a copy of the baking directions below and place them on a card or paper and attach to the jar.

:: 1 Jar, Chunky Chocolate Cookie Mix
:: 1 Egg
:: 3/4 cup, Butter (softened)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Empty contents of jar into large mixing bowl.
  3. Add egg and softened butter.
  4. Beat together on low speed or by hand until mixture is thoroughly blended.
  5. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cookies cool for 1 minute and then transfer to cooling rack.
  8. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Find several other ideas to make your own gifts in a jar!

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on December 13, 2010


  • Melinda - December 13, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    I think I would like to be friends with your Aunt Mary! These would be a yummy gift to receive!

    • The Savings Lifestyle: Andrea - December 13, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

      HAHA!! She would love that!! I’m expecting to get some baked goods from her this weekend, actually. I always look forward to them at the holidays, especially!

  • Alyssa Saurer - December 13, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    I think this is a fun, yet easy way to gift for the Holidays!! I love to bake, and give as gifts, so this will be an extra bonus for me. Thank you!

  • Aunt Mary - December 14, 2010 @ 7:28 am


    These little Gifts in a Jar would make wonderful hostess gifts as well. So far the chocolate cookies are my fav. Hopefully you enjoy and Happy Holidays

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