This chocolate chip cookie mix in a mason jar makes the cutest DIY gift for your friends and family. Print the label and place on each jar to show the recipient the recipe instructions.
Chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite! Kids, teens or grown-ups, everyone loves a warm batch of cookies freshly baked in the oven. This enticing scent of melted chocolate, brown sugar, and butter makes me drool every single time! Oh wait, as I’m writing about it I suddenly feel the urge to bake cookies right now. After all, nothing better than having a cookie in your hand to talk about it. So give me a minute, I’ll bake a batch from my homemade cookie mix you see in a jar here, and I’ll be right back (I can’t believe I’m doing it)!
And here I am again – 20 minutes later – with a freshly baked cookie from my own cookie mix in one hand. The cookie is still warm and the chocolate chips are almost melting, but I couldn’t wait until it cooled. A cookie craving is a cookie craving. And this one has its reasons. After all the jars of cookie mix I prepared today, I guess I had to bake my own batch of cookies at some point. Now it’s done and I feel happy and satisfied, ready to tell you more about the recipe.
With Christmas around the corner, we all are in the mood for gifts. If like me you enjoy making thoughtful gifts for your friends and family, edible presents are always a great option. Among my favorite ones are a homemade chocolate granola, a few adorable madeleines, or Swedish crackers. And of course I would now add this chocolate chip cookie mix in a jar to the list. This jar looks beautiful, festive, and everything inside is delicious. You’ll make someone (very) happy!
It’s also ridiculously easy to prepare. All you need is to pour all the dry ingredients in layers in a jar: start with pouring the flour mixture (flour combined with baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) at the bottom of the jar. Then add successively layers of oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and chocolate chips. Put the lid on, a lovely ribbon, and a label with the baking instructions, and it’s ready!
Download your printable label:
Download the image above or print the PDF.
Adding the label is indeed very important. While the cookie mix is made of dry ingredients only, the recipient of the jar will need to add a few ingredients to bake a fresh batch of cookies: one large egg, some softened butter, and a little bit of vanilla extract. Then just proceed as you would do with a regular cookie recipe: add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, stir well until combined, and shape some cookie dough balls. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes in the oven on 350F (180C).
You could simply write the instructions by hand, or you can use the label I just created for you here. All you need to do is to download the label in PDF, print, and place on the jar with a double stick tape (you can also try the Milk Method – yes milk can be used as a bonding agent or glue). This way, you are sure the recipient gets all the instructions to bake the cookies.
Once the remaining ingredients are added, this cookie mix makes a batch of about 18 to 20 cookies. The good thing with cookies is that from one single recipe you can create many more: by replacing half of the chocolate chips with walnuts or cranberries for instance, or by using white chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate. Let your imagination guide you and remember to make it look pretty and festive!
- 1½ cup (180g) all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup (25g) rolled oats
- ½ cup (90g) packed brown sugar
- ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
- 1 quart size mason jar
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
- Pour flour mixture into the bottom of a 1-quart jar. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon to form a flat layer.
- Add a layer of oats, of brown sugar, then of granulated sugar, using the same method to pack it down in the jar.
- Lastly, add chocolate chips.
- Seal jar tightly with lid and affix printed label*.
* Label instructions: add ½ cup (120g) soften butter, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract to the cookie mix. Stir well. Shape 2-inch balls, place on a prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 8 minutes.