Cookies in a jar make the best homemade gifts for nearly anyone on your gift list. These cookies in a jar recipes are easy recipe in a jar ideas that are easy to create and give with festive decorations. Just gather your dry ingredients, bows and recipe card and give cookies mix in a jar!

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Give the gift of freshly baked cookies from your Mason jar!

Cookies In A Jar Ideas That Make Great Gifts

I love these easy homemade Mason Jar gift ideas because who doesn’t love a good homemade cookie? These pre-made cookies in a jar are awesome because the ingredients are all ready, you just put them in a bowl, add a few perishable items like eggs or milk, and voila!

Baking a fresh batch of homemade cookies from a jar where all the ingredient combination is already done is the gift of time. Lots of these fun recipes we found come with free printables, too. Just add a label and a bow and you will have an awesome DIY gift!

Give the gift of cookie ingredients in a Mason jar to teachers, grandparents, co-workers, neighbors, secret Santa, new parents, lactating mom, secret pal and “just because”. I think there is a cookie ingredients in a jar solution for every gift-giving situation!

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1. Mason Jar of Cranberry Delight Cookies Ingredients

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If you love cranberries, then this is the cookie in a jar recipe for you!

These Cranberry Delight Cookies from The Farm Girl Gabs are delicious with coffee!  The ingredients for this jar cookie include pantry ingredients like flour, baking soda, salt, rolled oats, sugar, brown sugar and walnuts.  The addition of dried cranberries and white chocolate chips truly set it apart as a unique gift experience.

2. DIY Reese’s Pieces Cake Mix Cookies Gift Jar

Freebie Finding Mom‘s Reese’s Pieces Cookies are a classic that everyone loves.  I love how the Mason jar looks when given as a gift because all the Reece’s Pieces are at the top in their colorful glory.  This list of cookie ingredients includes a chocolate cake mix making it one of the easiest gift jar ideas because there is literally two things to put together.  Oh, and she has added a cute printable gift tag that makes it even easier for you.

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Chocolate…mint… it doesn’t get much better than this cookie recipe! And the jar is so festive.

The Frugal Girls‘ Andes Mint Cookies are soooo yummy! And sooooo easy!  Just like the DIY Reece’s Pieces jar idea above, this one also uses a cake mix plus candy as the only jar ingredients.  It is suggested you use a wide mouth Mason jar just to make it even simpler to combine.  I can smell the minty freshly baked cookies already…

4. Make Peppermint Cookies in a Jar Gift Mix Recipe

You can’t ever go wrong with combining these two… Loving these Peppermint and Chocolate Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction! She has several different tested options you can choose from to mix and match the flavors you give based on the recipient’s likes/dislikes.  My favorite and the one that she pictures in the article is the peppermint option which has this lovely layer of crushed peppermint candies on the top that looks very festive.

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Even Santa likes his cookies in a jar…{giggle}

5. Give a New Mom a Jar Mix for Lactation Cookies

One Part Sunshine’s Lactation Cookie recipe is a wonderful shower gift, or a sweet gift to bring when you welcome baby (although at that point, it’s probably more helpful to just make the cookies yourself, and then bring them over, haha!).  If you have ever had a baby or been in a house with a newborn, you know how little time there is for baking fresh cookies and this is a really sweet solution.

These Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies from My Baking Addiction are a yummy treat all year long!  The eight layers of cookie ingredients ready for combining and baking make a gorgeous gift.  This one looks very old fashioned and nostalgic.  Those who receive this lovely gift will just add unsalted butter, an egg and vanilla extract.

7. Give a Christmas Gift of Gingerbread in a Jar

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Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Gingerbread Cookies in a jar make the sweetest stocking stuffer! Bookmarking this idea from Thirty Handmade Days for Christmas. Gingerbread just smells like Christmas and this Mason jar gift can be given with a cookie cutter.  That is a super easy and cute Christmas gift for just about anyone.

8. Give Thankful Cookies When You are Thankful

Thank your kid’s teacher ahead of time on the first day of school with these Thankful Cookies from  Kristen Duke Photography.  The printable label for the Mason jar of ingredients says “I’m Thankful for Cookies & You”.  What a sweet sentiment.  Thankful cookie ingredients include flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, brown sugar, oats, pecans, chocolate chips and candy pieces.

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Chocolate, oats, candies, yum! This cookies are gonna be so good.

Bakerella’s Cowgirl Cookies are one of my favorites! Decorating a Mason jar around a cowgirl theme just seems like the perfect combination.  In this example, pink and black gingham, leather twine and a simple printable pink label with a cowboy hat make it absolutely perfect for the cowgirl on your gift list.  This recipe calls for flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, m&ms, semi-sweet chocolate pieces, brown sugar, sugar and chopped pecans.  Yeee Haw!

10. Not So Scary Monster Cookies in a Jar Gift

Monster Cookies are monstrously delicious, and perfect for Halloween or for the monster lover on your list. You can find the instructions with Eclectic Recipes.  This ingredient list for the jar includes sugar, baking soda, salt, oats, candy pieces, light brown sugar and chopped walnuts.

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Mason jars make the best gifts!

11. Perfectly Princess Mason Jar Gift

Make someone special in your life feel like a princess with these Princess Cookies from Frugal Mom Eh.  I love the pink cookie ingredient layer along with the purple bow.  My mind has gone onto bows of pink polka dots and lacy rick rack!  You can print the label in either purple or pink.

12. DIY Coconut Crunch Cookies in a Mason Jar

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If you love cookies with a crunch then this jar is for you!

Better Homes and Gardens‘ Coconut Crunch cookies are the best afternoon snack!  The Mason jar gift is super pretty because it includes what looks like 7 layers of yummy cookie ingredients.  They show it as a lovely Christmas gift with a “Do not open until Christmas”, but these would be nice all year long.

13. Pumpkin Cookies Recipe in a Mason Jar to Give

Pumpkin everything! We can’t get enough of these Pumpkin Cookies from The 36th Avenue!  She shows two ways to give this gift in a jar.  One is with the cookies already made and baked and another is with the ingredients like the other ideas on this list.

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Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This festive cookie in a jar recipe is for you!

The Frugal Girls‘ Chocolate Peanut Butter M&M cookies are addictive which make them the perfect gift for a cookie lover…btw, who doesn’t love cookies?  You will want to whip up a second batch (or third batch) for yourself to have at home.  The chocolate cookie recipe mixed with the peanut butter M&Ms is amazingly delicious. Chocolate makes this flour mixture so much better.

M&M Cookies In a Jar… what more do you need in life? We’re loving this recipe from Damn Delicious!  It is a simple combination of the ingredients: sugar, brown sugar, M&Ms, oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Who doesn’t love M&M cookies. All of these ingredients fit in a simple canning jar!

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Cookie ingredients make great gifts!

16. Vegan Cookies in a Jar Gift

Cranberry-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies In a Jar from Vegan Huggs aren’t just delicious, they are vegan, too! The recipient will need vegan butter, vanilla and a 1/4 cup of plant-based milk. This homemade cookie mix makes such wonderful gifts.

17. Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies to Give in a Mason Jar

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Just because you can’t have gluten doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies in a jar are such a sweet way to show someone with food sensitivities or allergies how much you care! just be very careful not to have any cross-contamination while prepping this idea from This Vivacious Life.

Looking for the perfect gift for a chocoholic? Look no further than these Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies-In-A-Jar from Gluten Free On a Shoestring.  These look absolutely magical.  This recipe can also be adapted for dairy-free.

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These grain free cookies are delicious!

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In a Jar from Tasty Yummy is Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Vegan! This is shown as a cute Santa cookies gift idea for Christmas.  This recipe uses ingredients like almond flour and arrowroot. This is one of my favorite mason jar cookie recipe.

20. DIY Vegan Cowboy Cookies Mason Jar

I can’t wait to try this Vegan Cowboy Cookies Mix In a Jar from Vegan Richa.  OMG!  This is soooo good. 5 layers of vegan ingredients to give as a gift with a cowboy flair twine. All you have to do is add wet ingredients! How awesome are these cookie mix jars?

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Magical cookie mix in a mason jar

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