These DIY chocolate chip jar cookies are perfect for a Christmas gift! Easy to make and easy to assemble, you’re friends, family, colleagues and neighbours will love to make these for the holiday season! Make for Christmas, or make all year round with different ribbons and gift tags! Who doesn’t love the gift of food?
OMG. I LOVE DIY Christmas gifts! Seriously, there is something so cool about making your own Chrissy gifts for friends, family and other loved ones!
Whether it’s brownie jars, cookie jars, chocolate bark, rum balls, DIY food gifts are such a versatile, easy, and affordable gift to give.
These DIY chocolate chip jar cookies are no exception.
The recipe for these cookie jars is my Mum’s tried and tested recipe that she has been making for many, many years! I remember making these with Mum back in Australia when I was a kid and they were always my absolute fav!
Plus they’re crazy easy to make and assemble.
How to Make these DIY Chocolate Chip Jar Cookies
I can’t actually believe how easy these are to make! You’ll need:
- a large Mason jar or Mason jar equivalent
- a Mason jar lid
- a pretty ribbon
- some printed instructions
- a little gift card!
You’ll simply layer the ingredients carefully in a jar, add the seal, ties a bow, add instructions for cooking and give the best gift ever! How easy is that?
The cooking process is ridiculously easy too. Beat butter, add eggs, add everything else. Dollop dough onto a tray. Bake.
The finished product? Soft and fluffy chocolate chip cookies that taste SO good, you won’t be able to stop at one!
These will take you about 5 minutes to assemble, and there is really nothing to it. They’re perfect for the foodie in your life, and people that love to cook!
I found for assembly, it’s slow and steady wins the race. Don’t get over excited and throw all the ingredients in at once like I did the first time I made these. Take a leeetle time layering the dry ingredients, to make an insta worthy pic!
In the recipe card below. I included ingredients and instructions to make AND bake the cookies. The make, is what you put into the mason jar (dry ingredients), the bake, are the instructions you need to write down on a little tag, so the person receiving the gift knows how to make the cookies! Important step, don’t forget!
So here’s to a Merry Christmas and here’s to giving an amazing DIY chocolate chip cookie jar as a gift! You can’t go wrong with a food gift!
DIY Chocolate Chip Jar Cookies
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 and 3/4 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 quart mason jar
- Christmas ribbon
- card for instructions
To Bake (write on card)
- 4.4 oz unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Layer ingredients in a large mason jar.
- Tie lid with ribbon
- Add recipe card with ingredients and instructions
To Bake (write on card)
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C
- Beat butter in a bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat.
- Add contents of jar and beat together 5 minutes with hand mixer until well combined.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop 1 tablespoon of mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 15-18 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges.
Join the discussion! Do you like baking for the holiday season? What do you bake?
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