How To: Homemade Cookie Mix In Jar

Surely at one point in the history of your life you’ve received a cookie mix in a jar as a gift.  If you haven’t, you need to move to a neighborhood where people hand these out.

I’m kidding.

Just come over to my house and I’ll make one for you.

cookie mix

If you have basic cookie ingredients on hand you can make a big batch of these to hand out over the holidays.  You’ll make friends and influence people all over the world.

cookiesCookie Mix in a Jar Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar in the raw {brown sugar can be substituted here}
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Mix together flour, white sugar, baking powder & soda, and salt.

{Divide white mixture into two bowls}

2. In one bowl add in cocoa powder and cinnamon.

3. Whisk until combined.

4. Starting with the white flour combo, pour about 1 cup into your container.


Now, using a spice jar pat down the flour until it’s all even and compact.  Once you’ve done one layer, add in the cocoa flour and repeat the compacting trick until you’re satisfied.  Be careful on the edges, that’s what shows and is what your neighbors will use to judge your craftiness.

Everyone’s neighbors are judgy.


Repeat the layers until you’re out of flour & cocoa mixtures.  Top with either your raw or brown sugar and the chocolate chips.

Clean off the jar and get ready because I’m about to blow your mind with craftiness.

canning lid

1. Take the lid of whatever jar you’re using for the cookie mixture and measure some cute paper to fit.

2. Cut out the paper

3. Glue the back side of the paper circle with plain old glue.  You can use glue dots if you’re feeling fancy.  I wasn’t.

4. Stick the paper on the lid.  Don’t get too worried about perfection because it will be covered up by the screw on lid if you’re using a Mason jar.

cookie mix

Tie a ribbon onto the jar and you have yourself a homemade cookie mix in a jar, ready to hand out to the deserving people in your life.

Pass off with the following baking directions:

In a large bowl combine 3/4 cup melted butter, 3 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  Mix in cookie mix contents and combine.  Place rounded cookie dough balls onto a lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.








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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


    • Allison :

      Brownies in a jar? Sign me up!

  1. Brooke :

    Love the idea! I think I’m going to do it! I have those same jars but instead of sugar and flour I keep rice and spaghetti noodles in them! And you just solved a mystery for me! The other day I desperately wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. As I started to round up the ingredients, for the life of me I could not find baking soda. I searched all my cupboards and gave up on making cookies when I couldn’t find it. After seeing the pictures from this post I realized that I put my baking soda in the fridge to absorb some odors! I just mentally put two and two together!

    • Allison :

      That’s hysterical. Well, I’m happy to help crack the case! Good luck with your cookies.

  2. Jax's mom :

    What a terrific idea and just in time for my onslaught of holiday parties this weekend! Just made 4 of them to be doled out as hostess gifts. I actually didn’t have any regular cocoa powder so I used Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa mix (it’s not too sweet) and toffee bits since I was out of chocolate chips and they were delicious!! thanks for the inspiration!

    • Allison :

      Holy cow, I’m coming to your house. Ghirardelli and toffee bits? Yes please!

  3. liesl :

    Forgive the newbie question, I have never made nor even seen in real life, a cookie mix in a jar…. What size jars do you use?

    • Allison :


      No worries, ask away! I use a 2 quart canning jar, but any size jar can be used, you’ll just need to alter the amount of ingredients depending on the size.