Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea.  Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of  Christmas cookies (or biscuits).

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

With the contents of the jar and a few extra ingredients, the recipient can make these really yummy chocolate chip oat cookies.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

A few years ago I gave my neighbour a Christmas Cookies Mix in a jar as a Christmas gift. She was so thrilled to receive it because she was having visitors later that week and this would be so helpful to have the mix ready to make a batch of cookies as having a new bub she didn’t find time to bake as much as she used to.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is so easy to put together and makes such a wonderful gift to give instead of a box of chocolates.

What Jar to Use?

You can use whatever large jars you have on hand, but keep in mind it needs to be large, at least 1 Litre.  I keep my 400g jar of moccona coffee through the year specifically for Christmas Cookies in a Jar mixes.  Jar ideas:

In the picture below you can see I also used a 950ml Mason Jar.  The full contents didn’t fit in, I reduced the sugar quantity slightly and added half the amount of coconut.  But, I have since found the above jars at Kmart which I think would be the perfect size.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.Place the ingredients in jar in the following order

Remember to wash the jar before adding the contents to remove any dust and dirt.  Clean the jar either in the dishwasher or use hot wash in hot soapy water and rinse well.  

Use a piece of paper (sticky taped) to create a funnel so it’s easier to pour ingredients into the bottom levels, this will help to create a nice layered look.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

As you pour each ingredient into the jar, give it a gentle shake to even out the layer. I also pushed the brown sugar down.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

Add ingredients in the following order:

  • 1 1/3 cup Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup traditional rolled oats
  • 1 cup Christmas m&m’s
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

I topped my coffee jar with a few more M&M’s as it wasn’t quite full. Filling it up will also keep the layers looking nice and prevent it from moving during transportation (however there is no guarantee it won’t move).

Decorate the jar

Place jar on lid, decorate with ribbon.  I purchased this fun Christmas Polka Dot ribbon online here. Then place a Christmas Cookie label on the front and back. These labels are an instant download, available in my shop. You can print them within minutes after purchase!

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

The label on the back will give instruction on how to bake the cookies.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

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Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.
 
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Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work collegue the gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of cookies (or biscuits).

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Category: Gift Idea

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large glass jar, approximately 1L
  • 1 1/3 cup Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup traditional rolled oats
  • 1 cup Christmas m&m’s
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut

Instructions

  1. Place the ingredients in a jar in the large jar in the order listed
  2. If you feel its not going to fit all the ingredients, it’s OK to reduce the sugar as these cookies are quite sweet.
  3. Decorate jar with ribbon and Christmas Cookie Labels

Notes

Christmas Cookie Labels are found in the Organised Housewife Shop an instant digital download.

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Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.Yum, I love these style of biscuits, rustic and delicoius! I hope your gift recipient enjoys them too!

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

I love how Emma from Frog, Goose and Bear has decorated her jars with our labels.

Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar is a fabulous homemade gift idea. Look no further for a creative handmade gift idea for your friends, kids teachers, family, neighbours, work colleagues. The gift of a DIY kit, so they can make their own batch of Christmas cookies.

What gifts do you like to give in jars?

Note: this post has been updated with new photos, it was originally posted on 3rd December 2013.


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40 comments

gifter123 December 12, 2013 - 1:49 AM

These are terrific! How many cookies will the recipient get out of this recipe?

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Larissa December 12, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Anything I can use as a substitute for the coconut?

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Katrina December 14, 2013 - 5:29 PM

you could just leave the coconut out all together, or add nuts?

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Larissa December 17, 2013 - 4:30 AM

Nuts sounds good, thanks 🙂

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Alana December 15, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Could I use a 1 Litre Jar? I’m struggling to find a 1.5

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Chloe December 2, 2014 - 11:45 AM

I just wanted to let you know, I have an abundance of Mocconna Coffee Jars. And I filled a 400g one with water and it measures out to be exactly 1.5L! My mum used to pull off the plastic seal and place something xmasy that would fit (like a decoration or little holly thing) into the lid and then replace the plastic seal. She’d fill it with baking or chocs or lollies etc and put a xmasy ribbon around the top. I just run the big jar through the bottom of the dishwasher and the labels peel easily off!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 3, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Thank you for the helpful tip, Chloe! That is great.:)

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Alicia December 17, 2013 - 6:16 PM

Firstly, I LOVE your blog! And I love this gift idea! I’m going to make this for my colleges! Silly/random question, but have you baked these cookies before yourself? Is this recipe tried and tested so to speak? How did they turn out? How many does it make approx? Only because I want to make sure my gift turns out perfectly for my recipients. Thanks!

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Katrina December 19, 2013 - 5:05 PM

I sure have Alicia and I love this recipe, I love any cookie with oats in it!! It makes the same amount as a typical cookie batch a good 30 or so. Hope they love them!

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Melissa November 26, 2014 - 6:55 AM

This is going to save me some $$$ on Christmas Gifts. I was going to buy these made online and had to buy a few. So excited to try these this year. Thanks again for another amazing recipe idea.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 26, 2014 - 9:07 AM

That is wonderful, Melissa.:) Enjoy making them, would love to see a pic once you have made them.:)

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Sheree December 6, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Hi there
I am in the process of doing a whole lot of the Christmas Cookies in a Jar. I absolutely love the idea. However, I cannot find Christmas M&Ms in New Zealand! I don’t think we have them here. Do you have any other suggestions of what else to use?
Many thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 8, 2014 - 9:20 AM

Hi Sheree, Hmm oh no, no Christmas M&Ms, not to worry. I would still use the normal M&Ms as it will taste delicious and still look just as effective.:)

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Vanessa November 25, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Hi Sheree try the reject shops if you have them in New Zealand . That’s where I got mine from .
Vanessa

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Rebecca December 7, 2014 - 9:05 AM

Hi, such a great idea! I’m making these for some of my friends and family. Only problem is that one of them can’t have gluten. I can change the flour to gluten free easily but what about the oats. Is there anything that I can substitute the oats for?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 8, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Hi Rebecca, I would suggest using Quinoa flakes. They are gluten free and very delicious.

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Elise December 10, 2014 - 8:06 AM

Love this idea! How long would they last before they have to be baked? Thanks.

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Kat - The Organised Housewife December 10, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Elise, as long as the jar is sealed and the jar is clean they should last a good couple of months.

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Helen October 30, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Hi Kat, I’m keen to make these up for Christmas. Is it too early to start now?
Thanks,

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Martha January 23, 2015 - 6:26 AM

Actually im having a hard time to look for jars for this…Valentines Day is fast approaching. Anything mix for it with out oats, coconuts, nuts.pls?. I like a 1.5 l -2 coz some of my friends mostly have3-7 children.Any idea wher can i find a wtore side howard?.thanks. Have a good day!:-)

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Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living November 13, 2015 - 11:44 AM

I have pinned this idea before and always thought it was a good gift fir Christmas! Last year I made home-made bath salts (peppermint and lavender) they were lovely and everyone enjoyed them! I love giving a handmade gift x

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Jools November 16, 2016 - 7:05 AM

I have ‘ordered’ the labels but they are not sticky (my misunderstanding I think) – what is the best glue option to get the labels to stick and stay on the jars? Cannot wait to make these up – fantastic ‘Teacher thank you gift…’.

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Jade November 22, 2016 - 5:25 PM

I find it helpful to use clear contact paper (like you would cover children’s books with) to secure my printed labels! I just cut a cm wider than the label itself and press the bubbles out 🙂

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Jools November 24, 2016 - 8:47 AM

Thank you for this – will give that a go! My daughter is very excited to prepare these and proudly give them to her teacher!

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Kelly November 18, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Anyone have any luck finding any 1.5L jars?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 23, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Hi Kelly, I have just updated this post, with some links to some jars, Kmart have a great Christmas jar which would be perfect 😉

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Sarah November 25, 2016 - 10:51 PM

Hi Katrina – do you sell your downloaded printables – post print!? I would happily pay for someone else to make sure they have the correct paper/sticker/ink! I haven’t looked – I am just doing the lazy thing right now because I don’t love my printer! 🙂

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Brianna November 27, 2016 - 7:11 AM

Do you need to add anything to the mixture before cooking like eggs or milk?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 29, 2016 - 7:47 PM

yes all the details are on the labels 🙂

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Jodie December 5, 2016 - 9:10 AM

Hi Katrina!
This is the second year I have made these Cookies in a jar. They were so well received the first time, I thought I’d make them up again this year. Just to let you know, I used the cute Christmas jars from Kmart and they are a tad small. I had to reduce a bit of each ingredient to make it all fit. Looks awesome though. ??

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Conny December 8, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Hi Katrina, thanks for this awesome Gift idea – love it. I would like to print the recipe, but it tells me all the time page not found…? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks. 🙂

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lisa December 9, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Just wondering i was always drink moccona but what is the best way to remove the labels and also the coffee smell from the jars. I dont have a dishwasher. Thank you

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 11, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Have you tried soaking them in Vinegar

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Helen November 1, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Hi Kat,

I’m keen to get a head start on these for gifts. It’s 1st November …. is it too early to make them up and then store in cool dark cupboard?

Thanks

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 1, 2018 - 11:10 AM

now would be fine, just ensure that the jar is sterilised and completely dry before adding ingredients 🙂

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Kaylene November 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

I love this !! If you were to make these to sell at a stall, how much would you sell them for?

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Loren December 16, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Love these home made gift ideas for christmas! My 5 year old and myself made some for her kinder teachers. Thanks so much

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Mon November 23, 2019 - 8:27 PM

I found that the mixture was really dry to mix. Anyone else have this issue?
Used 1/2 amount of white sugar and then had to put in an extra egg for some wetness. Turned out nicely. Same cooking time.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 26, 2019 - 4:01 PM

I haven’t had this problem before, but I am glad you found a way around it and that your cookies turned out nicely in the end 🙂 Kat

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