The baker, the sweets fanatic, and the cookie-lover in your life will praise you for gifting them with jars of homemade cookies or delicious dry cookie mixes. Decorate these darling Mason jar gifts with festive ribbons, and include a recipe card for ready-to-bake treats that are inexpensive to make in bulk.

By Jessi Wilson

How to Make a Jar Food Gift

Creating a super sweet Christmas gift for mom, or anyone really, is easy to do on a budget, thanks to this step-by-step guide. All you need is a Mason jar, some holiday decorations, and a cookie recipe.

Cardamom Snaps

Used in both sweet and savory dishes, cardamom will lend unforgettable flavor to your holiday baked goods. Use two teaspoons of the aromatic spice to make 48 festive cookies for gifting.

Butterscotch Pecan Shortbread Cookie Mix

Layers of brown sugar, toasted pecans, butterscotch chips, and other tasty ingredients will inspire the bakers in your life to whip up a batch of amazing shortbread cookies. (Hopefully they'll share!) Detail the baking instructions (below) on a gift tag attached to the Mason jar. 

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

This cookie jar recipe unites oatmeal and mini peanut butter cups into a delectable homemade gift. Bonus: A premeasured cookie mix gives the baker the option to supersize her cookies.

Gingerbread Snow Globe City

Building an impressive cookie city is a surefire way to stand out from the gift-giving crowd. The best part? You can use the extra dough from this recipe to bake additional cookies to enjoy for a job well done. 

Coconut Crunch Cookie Mix

These nutty oat cookies aren't your basic sweet treat. Chopped pecans and cornflakes pack crunch into a salty-sweet coconut cookie mix that's loaded with texture and flavor.

Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix

Present this glass jar filled with yummy cookie ingredients to a friend, family member, or coworker who loves to honor her sweet tooth. The blend consists of chocolate pieces, toffee, and pecans. 

Here's how you can bring life to a dry cookie jar mix with a few adorable finishing touches.

Comments (1)

December 7, 2018
Why not bake the cookies? That’s right up there with: Golly, I saw a sweater that I thought would be perfect for you; here’s the yarn!