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Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

If you’ve ever been thinking of making homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar, now is the time. They’re the best way to have Homemade Chocolate Chip cookie mix ready to go to make freshly baked, just out of the oven, perfect cookies every single time.

Homemade gifts in a jar are fantastic gifts to have on hand for last minute gift giving situations. They’re also great and easy to whip up in a hurry if needed. That’s one reason we simply L-O-V-E Mason Jar Chocolate Chip Cookies.

We’ve even heard of Math Teachers using these kind of Cookies in a Jar- Chocolate Chip Recipes to help kids learn fractions, conversions and other things you can learn from baking mixes. We thought that was so creative and wanted to share with any teachers or homeschool parents out there who are looking for a creative learning experience lesson.

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looking down on cookie mix chocolate chip mason jar

Instead of making that bag cookie mix you bought “just because it was cheap”, make a couple of big batches of these cookie mix jars and you’ll have prettier, tastier cookies in no time.

Why You’ll Love This Cookie Mix in a Jar:

  • Never run out of cookie mix
  • Kids can help make them faster without having to measure ingredients (premeasured in jar)
  • Great gift for adults and kids who love to bake
  • Cute party favors
  • Fun way to stock and prepare in your pantry
  • Festive and Fun DIY Christmas gift for anybody on your list
  • Perfect gift for new neighbor gifts, newlywed gifts, college kids, teachers, nanny’s, nurses, daycare etc.

Other reasons we love to give homemade gifts like this No Chill cookie mix are, they’re inexpensive, the packaging can be reusable and they’re usually a huge time saver too (no wasted time running from store to store looking for the “perfect gift” only to be left empty handed or paying a hefty price tag.

Important Note: We are mainly focusing on the 32 oz jar ingredients, prep and instructions. You can also make these mixes in smaller batches, therefore less cookies and smaller jars if that’s the way you want to go.

We will include the 16 oz and 8 oz jar equivalents below. But until we get there, we will keep these ingredients and instructions for a 32 oz Quart sized Mason Jar.

Ingredients for cookie jar mix

Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar Ingredients

  • flour
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips

Tools Needed To Make Jars & Cookies

Here’s what you need on hand to make your Mason Jar Cookie Dry Mixes:

Here’s you need to make the cookies:

How To Make Mason Jar Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

  1. Premeasure and set all your ingredients aside.
  2. Add the dry ingredients into the 32 oz Quart sized Mason Jar, one ingredient per layer at a time to create a show stopping layer effect.

How To Make Cookies From The Dry Ingredient Cookie Mix Quart 32 oz

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Start by adding the butter, egg and vanilla into the mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Turn your mixer down to medium speed and slowly add the ingredients from the jar to your mixing bowl with the wet ingredients. Keep mixing until it starts to form cookie batter consistency.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to add cookie dough to your prepared cookie sheet (either with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray).
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
vertical cookie with chocolate chip cookie mix and dish towel

How To Turn Your Homemade Jar Mixes Into An Edible Gift

  1. Once done layering everything, add lid with Made with Love sticker and band to Mason Jar.
  2. Using twine tie your To & From tags to your jar gift adhere your recipe instructions sticker to your jar Decorate however else you deem necessary if so.

What Is Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar is a homemade gift, or storage solution that’s been around for quite some time. It’s a cute, festive, thoughtful homemade gift that one person can give to family or friends.

Typically, it’s a Mason Jar filled with premeasured, layered (sometimes not layered) dry ingredients to make delish Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then all the recipient has to do is add the “wet ingredients”, like butter, egg and vanilla to make the chocolate chip cookie dough and bake them for the best chocolate chip cookies.

It’s super easy to make as a gift. Once you assemble the layers in the jar, you can add the instructions via a sticker, homemade tag or handwritten note and then add a bow, ribbon or twine and finish it with a Made With Love Sticker for the lid and you’re ready to give the gift away!

Recipe Variations

  • You can use mini chocolate chips if you prefer for this Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar Recipe.
  • Replace chocolate chips – You can also swap the chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.
  • Add nuts or oatmeal– if cookies with nuts are your thing, feel free to add a layer of your favorites like macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, or oats to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. If adding oats, we recommend Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.
  • M& M Add-ins: other fun add ins are M&M’s especially the Red & Green ones if making a homemade Edible Christmas Gift with this cookie mix.
close up of mix in a jar

Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • Use the back of a spoon to help back your flour, brown sugar and other layers down to make sure everything fits easily in the jar to create adorable layers of your dry cookie mix ingredients.
  • If you’re having trouble filling your layers to the top of your jars, you can use cotton balls in the layers to help fill them out.
  • You can use a funnel or a rolled up paper plate to act as a funnel to help you add your dry ingredients to your jar.
  • If you see your ingredients are starting to mix, stop pouring them in and use a spoon to carefully place them in for each layer.
  • If your mix doesn’t quite reach the top, you can use decorative ribbon to add to the lid and ring of the jar to dress it up and it will cover the top part of the jar anyway.
  • Don’t forget to include instructions on how to make the chocolate chip cookies with the dry ingredients and the measurements of the wet ingredients needed as well. You can do this by downloading and using our recipe card or printable tag below.

How Many Cookies Can You Make From Jar Mixes?

This ALLLLLL depends on what size cookies you like to make. But, here are GENERAL numbers:

Remember this is all relative to how big or small you make your cookies. Should you like bigger cookies, you may get less from one jar, smaller or mini chocolate chip cookies, you may end up with a few more cookies per jar.

Ball Regular Mouth Mason Jars with Lids and Bands, 16-Ounces (4-Pack)
  • Made in America by the Ball Mason Jar Company Great for candles, lotions, jams and jellies, preserves, herbs etc. Lid and airtight band included Set of 4 jars No shipping outside of the continental U.S. The line on the jar says 12oz but you can fill in to 16 oz.
Ball Regular Mouth Mason Jars 32 oz [6 Pack] With mason jar lids and Bands, Ball mason jars 32 oz - For Canning, Fermenting, Pickling, Jar Decor - Microwave/Freeze/Dishwasher Safe + SEWANTA Jar Opener
  • 6 PACK MASON JARS 32 OZ REGULAR MOUTH: Perfect for canning, pickling, preserving, and fermenting fruits and veggies that can be canned and sealed for up to 18 Months. Embossed measurement markings for precise filling. Label line for writing dates and identifying contents.

How Long Are Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar Good For?

Safely, you can keep these cookie mixes stored in a jar for around 6 months.

If you are adding other ingredients to the mixes in a jar, like nuts, they’re only good for about 3 months. Make sure to let your gift recipient know (this can be included on your gift tag or recipe card)

Can You Substitute Stevia For Sugar?

If you’re looking for a slightly healthier cookie and want to use Stevia instead, make sure to follow the package instructions on how much to use to replace the sugars in this recipe.

We have not tried this in our test kitchen, so we can not attest to the flavor or consistency of this, but we wanted to share this information as we have been asked this question quite a bit.

How Do You Store Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar?

Obviously, leave your mix recipe in the Mason Jar.

Store it in a dry, dark, and cool place for optimum storage length. It will last up to 6 months.

horizontal image of cookie with chocolate chip cookie mix and dish towel

Hard Brown Sugar- How to Fix It?

Ahhhhh! Has your brown sugar turned hard, clumpy and difficult to get out? No worries, just toss a chunk of white bread in the jar with the rest of the mix-ins the night before you wish to use the Jar Chocolate Chip Cookies and it’ll soften right up overnight.

Be sure to remove the bread from your mixture before using the cookie mix.

If you fear your brown sugar will harden, but it hasn’t yet, you can add a piece of white bread or a marshmallow to it while it’s in storage. Be sure to remove before making the cookies.

How To Make Other Size Jar Gifts

As mentioned previously, this recipe was made for a Quart Size *32 ounce* Mason Jar. See the recipe card below for the 32 oz Quart Jar Dry and Wet Ingredients.

However, if you want to use a 16 ounce pint jar, here is what you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocoalte chips

Wet Ingredients for Pint 16 oz jar:

  • 2/3 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 teaspoon vanilla

If you want to use an 8 ounce half pint jar, here is what you need:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chocoalte chips

Wet Ingredients for Half Pint 8 oz jar:

  • 1/3 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 teaspoon vanilla

Feel Free to Download the Cookie Mix Directions

You can use print this direction card on regular paper and use double stick tape to add it to the jar or use twine to add to the jar.

You can also cut this on a Cricut (or a like machine) to add this to the Mason Jar.

And you may even print this card on sticker paper and just add the sticker to the side of the jar.

Want More Edible Gift Ideas?

Here are some more of our favorite edible gifts to give to friends and family. If you loved this Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar, you’ve gotta keep reading! Try any of these homemade DIY gifts:

Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar | It’s always nice to have hot cocoa ready to go, just add hot milk or water and you’ve got a chocolatey mug of goodness.

Snowman Hot Cocoa Bombs | Seriously easy to create and very fun to give, especially to kids. Adults love them too!

Pancake Mix in a Jar | Breakfast has never been so easy! Instead of buying store bought mix with all the addins, preservatives and crap in it, give this homemade pancake mix to your friends and family. Great for Newlyweds or couples who enjoy cooking at home.

Holiday Sangria | This Christmas Sangria recipe is a family favorite of ours to give and receive.

Brownie Mix | Just like this Dry Ingredient Cookie Mix, you can make the same thing with Brownies. Perefect for anybody on your list. *Coming soon)

And, we’ve rounded up our other favorite cookie mixes in jars, cake mixes and soup mixes in jars- all great homemade gift ideas! We do want to say the “Just add water” mixes are some of the most raved about ideas.

layered jar mix of cookie mix

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Mason Jar Recipe
Make these cute, homemade Edible gifts, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar for this upcoming holiday season. Mason Jar Cookie Mixes are perfection.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups of mix

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup flour
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • cup and 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients for 32 oz quart jar:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

How To Make Mason Jar Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

  • Premeasure and set all your ingredients aside.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the 32 oz Quart sized Mason Jar, one ingredient per layer at a time to create a show stopping layer effect.

How To Make Cookies From The Dry Ingredient Cookie Mix Quart 32 oz

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Start by adding the butter, egg and vanilla into the mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Turn your mixer down to medium speed and slowly add the ingredients from the jar to your mixing bowl with the wet ingredients.
  • Keep mixing until it starts to form cookie batter consistency. Use a cookie scoop to add cookie dough to your prepared cookie sheet (either with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray). Bake for 12 minutes.

How To Turn Your Homemade Jar Mixes Into An Edible Gift

  • Once done layering everything, add lid with Made with Love sticker and band to Mason Jar.
  • Using twine tie your To & From tags to your jar gift adhere your recipe instructions sticker to your jar.
  • Decorate however else you deem necessary if so.

Notes

  • Use the back of a spoon to help back your flour, brown sugar and other layers down to make sure everything fits easily in the jar to create adorable layers of your dry cookie mix ingredients.
  • If you’re having trouble filling your layers to the top of your jars, you can use cotton balls in the layers to help fill them out.
  • You can use a funnel or a rolled up paper plate to act as a funnel to help you add your dry ingredients to your jar.
  • If you see your ingredients are starting to mix, stop pouring them in and use a spoon to carefully place them in for each layer.
  • If your mix doesn’t quite reach the top, you can use decorative ribbon to add to the lid and ring of the jar to dress it up and it will cover the top part of the jar anyway.
  • Don’t forget to include instructions on how to make the chocolate chip cookies with the dry ingredients and the measurements of the wet ingredients needed as well. You can do this by downloading and using our recipe card or printable tag below.
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