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Abt-Solutely Delicious: DIY Mason Jar Cookie Kits

Homemade cookies are one of the classic components of celebrating the holidays. From marathon baking sessions with the family to enjoying the spoils of your hard work, fresh-baked cookies are something that everyone loves. But some of us just aren’t cut out for the baking game, whether it’s from lack of time or a tendency to burn everything we cook. If that’s you, but you still want to be able to give a delicious, homemade gift this holiday season, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. In fact, it’s not really even a recipe as much as it is just pouring some ingredients into jars. They also make great gifts for someone who loves baking, but is pressed for time, because each pre-measured jar provides everything needed to bake a batch of cookies except for a few common ingredients that everyone should have in their homes.

M&M Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Click for printable label with baking instructions.


  • -1 Quart (32 oz) Mason Jar
  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup holiday color M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 to 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and whisk till evenly mixed. Transfer mixture to mason jar. Add each of the remaining ingredients to the mason jar as an individual layer. The order is up to you, but for maximum visual appeal we suggest this sequence: oats, M&Ms, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and topped off with chocolate chips. You may need to tamp down with a pestle in between layers to get all ingredients to fit. For a printable label with baking instructions, click on the graphic above. Print it out, tie it to your jar with some festive ribbon, and voila, you’ve got a homemade gift to give.


White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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  • 1 Quart (32oz) Mason Jar
  • 1 cup & 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


And the same idea goes for these cookies. In your large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Put that mixture into the mason jar as the base layer. Then add the oats, sugar, cranberries, chocolate chips, and finally the pecans. Print out the label and instructions, attach it with some ribbon, and you’ve got another great gift.


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