These DIY chocolate chip cookie jars 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!
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 cookie jars are no exception.
The recipe for these cookie jars and my mums, tried and tested 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.
Layer ingredients in a large jar. Seal. Add a pretty bow. Add instructions for cooking. Done.
The cooking process is ridiculously easy too. Beat butter, add eggs, add everything else. Dollop dough onto tray. Bake.
These will take you about 5 minutes to assemble, and there is really nothing to it.
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 Cookie Jars
- 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 (125g)
- 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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