Christmas Cookie Jar Gift Idea

Cookies · Gifts · Holidays · Printables · December 4, 2013

Christmas Cookies in a Jar - Cute and Easy gift idea! All you need is your cookie ingredients, recipe, scrapbook paper, & ribbon!

Are you ready for some more Christmas Printables. I shared 40+ Free Christmas Prints yesterday and am sharing even more today. I’ve teamed up with some friends to provide lots of great inspiration for you today.

If you’ve followed the blog for awhile you’ll have seen the Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift I’ve done a few times with different themes/holidays. This time, it’s Christmas. How could I not make one for my favorite holiday?! 😉

The best thing abut this gift is it can easily be made in bulk for only a few bucks each. Perfect!


Here is how you can make this Christmas Cookie Jar Gift Idea too!


– Quart Jar

– Cookie Ingredients (found below)

– Printable (found below)

– Scissors

– Twine/Ribbon

– Washi Tape


1. Clean your jars and let dry completely.

Christmas Cookies in a Jar - Cute and Easy gift idea! All you need is your cookie ingredients, recipe, scrapbook paper, & ribbon!

2. Fill your jars. Start with 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/s tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt.

Then add 1/2 cup brown sugar followed by 1/2 cup sugar.

Then add 2/3 cup chopped Christmas M&Ms.

Top off with 2/3 cup whole Christmas M&Ms.

Christmas M&M Cookies Jar Tag and Recipe

3. From there you will SAVE the print/recipe tag by CLICKING on the image above and then RIGHT-CLICKING and SAVING.

Then open it in a program like word and print. It should be about 2.25 inches x 4 inches which fits the jar perfectly. I suggest printing onto cardstock so the recipe can be more durable for later use.

Tape onto your jar and then tie some twine around.

4. You can embellish the top by putting some washi tape on it. Just makes it look even cuter. ;)

Christmas Cookies in a Jar - Cute and Easy gift idea! All you need is your cookie ingredients, recipe, scrapbook paper, & ribbon!

Christmas Cookies in a Jar - Cute and Easy gift idea! All you need is your cookie ingredients, recipe, scrapbook paper, & ribbon!

Along with this print I wanted to make sure you checked out the rest of the Free Christmas Prints from some of my fav blog friends…

Check ’em out….

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#1) {The Dating Divas} – Festive and FLIRTY cards just for you two!

#2) {Somewhat Simple} – A vintage 12 days of Christmas countdown activity.

#3) {Whipperberry} – Holly Jolly Christmas printable to dress-up your holiday decor!

#4) {Crafting Chicks} – Print and keep track of WHO you are giving to and WHAT you are giving them with these darling printable Christmas Lists pages.

#5) {Tatertots & Jello} – An easy way to display Christmas cards using a foldable ruler. Plus a free Holiday blackboard printable!

#6) {L’il Luna} – Christmas Cookies in a Jar with free printable recipe! A cute and inexpensive gift idea!

#7) {My Sister’s Suitcase} – “Blue Christmas” gift idea and printable tag for loved ones you’ll miss this year at Christmastime!

#8) {I Heart Nap Time} – A sweet little tag and Hershey Kiss stickers to dress up a cute and fun gift

#9) {The 36th Avenue} – Super Cute DIY Christmas Stockings made with our Free Printables!

#10) {Paging Supermom} – Stocking Tags to personalize your family’s stockings plus coordinating “Naughty” and “Nice” labels.

#11) {The TomKat Studio} – Printable “Dear Santa” Letter perfect for the kids to fill in and mail off to the North Pole!

#12) {The Idea Room} – Fun Christmas Labels for your Christmas gifts and printables for a fun Neighbor Gift Idea & tutorial.

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Go show my friends some love and check out all their awesome Christmas Creations. I know you will love them!

For some more Free Christmas Prints be sure to check out:

Christmas M&M Poem and Gift Idea - cute and simple! { }

M&M Poem Print + Gift

Merry Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers. A cute and simple print to add to any candy bar!

Christmas Candy Bar Wrappers

Hershey's Kisses Freebie!! Such a cute gift idea!! Lots of cute printables!

Christmas Hershey’s Kisses FREEBIES


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You can never go wrong with cookies in a jar. So cute!
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Desiree @ The36thAvenue

I love easy! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
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So cute! I always forget about cookies in a jar, we use to do them when I was little. I’ll have to try it this year!

jen @ Tatertots & Jello

Such a fun idea!!


Diana Trotter

I have a 16 oz blue mason jar and would love to put together a recipe in it for a White Elephant Gift Exchange. I love the pop of color the crushed M&M’s give and your recipe printable is so cute. 🙂
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Is the download for the Christmas Kisses working?

    Lil' Luna

    Should be… I just tried it out and it was working. 🙂


Hi! If I only have pint size mason jars. How might I revise the recipe/baking instructions? Thanks!!

    Lil' Luna

    Unfortunately, everything was figured out only for Quart Jars. You’d have to find a recipe that would be able to fit in a pint jar. :/

Chelsea Lytle

I’m a newbie at cookie mix in the jar (or cookie mix at all for that matter). Do I need pack down the flour and brown sugar in the measuring cups? I measured like the directions said and packed it down in the jar and I feel like there’s too much room left compared to what I see in your pictures. And I used quart jars. Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    Hi Chelsea. I’m sorry you’re having problems with this. I always pack down the brown sugar for recipes. When I put it in the jars it just pat it down a bit with a spoon but don’t push it down a ton. How much room is left at the top?


Hi! One additional question,

I decided to try the recipe first before giving out the gifts. Especially because I am not the best measurer. It is too dry. Am I missing something?? I added 1/4 c of water and they turned out good. Now I am considering changing the recipe even though I have already printed and laminated it. Did I do something wrong? I did the recipe exactly.

    Lil' Luna

    Hi Jennifer. So sorry you’re having problems. You added the butter, oil, egg and vanilla right? It should be fine. This is the recipe we use all the time, just cut in half, which I’ve done several times. Not sure what is happening. :/


    Same thing happened to me, I followed the directions. Are the measurements of the butter,oil and egg correct? My dough was powdery and didn’t come together.

      Lil' Luna

      Not sure why that happened. I have made this recipe from the jar contents before and haven’t had a problem. Was your butter softened?

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The instructions don’t say what size to make the cookies. Teaspoons? Or baker’s preference?


Cute idea! When I printed the recipe it came out 4 x 6, what did I do wrong? It’s too big for the quart jar and if I trim it, I will cut off the pattern off.

    Lil' Luna

    You have to open it in a program like WORD and re-size it to what you want it to be. I usually make mine 2.25 x 4 inches and it its perfectly. 😉

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Donna Harvey

Hi Kristyn, This is the first time I have visited you site, love it. I really love the Cookie in a Jar idea. This would make a great gift. I think the worst part of baking is getting everything together. I usually find out I’m missing something. I also have been looking for Home Made Gifts to carry in our Store. I have a little Gift Shop/Convenience Store, I think this would be perfect. Thanks so much.
If you have a chance please check out my Blog, I always love hearing opinions from other Great Bloggers (good or bad), its a great way to see what we might to better. Thanks, Donna & God Bless
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Are the mason jars quart size regular or widemouth?
Thank you,


There is a misprint on the printable card. In the directions you say you need 1 egg and then it says to add the eggs. I made the dough and it was very crumbly so I added another egg and it was fine. What is the correct M and M holiday cookie recipe and can you please correct the beautiful printable card? Thanks so much!

Maudon T.

Can you clarify how much egg, oil, butter, and vanilla into the recipe? I noticed that you did not include the measurement and it would be hard for people who don’t usually bake to figure it out. Thank you.

    Lil' Luna

    The measurements are on the jar 🙂 That would be hard to guess. Thanks so much!

Maudon T.

Nevermind, I see the amount now. My mistake!


Is there any way to get a format with four on a sheet of the M & M Christmas cookies printable? It would save a lot of card stock as I am planning to make quite a few. Thank you!!

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