Make Gifts in a Jar-Home Made Cookie Mix

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Making cookie mixes in a jar could be the perfect gift for someone special. Just in case you are out of ideas for cookie mixes in a jar below are more ideas that you may use.

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M&M's Cookie Mix

This is a big hit for kids' sweet tooth. You can use this for party favors or holiday giveaways for your nieces and nephews as well.

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Things You'll Need:

  • 1 wide mouth Mason jar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of M&M chocolate candies
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • An instructions tag
  • Cookie cutters
  • 1/2 yard of your chosen tie
  • The instructions tag should include the following:
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  Additional items needed: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla. 

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Empty the jar into a large bowl and mix contents together, add half a cup of softened butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. After mixing well, roll into one inch balls and place them two inches apart in a baking pan with slightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, let them cool down before serving.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Sift the flour.
    Add the baking soda and baking powder in it and whisk it together. Using a funnel, pour only 1/3 of the flour mixture into the jar.
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    Add the brown sugar followed by the white sugar.
    Pour the rest of the flour and top it with the M&M's candies. Put on the lid and the rim tightly to cover the jar.
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    Time to wrap it up.
    Using the tie you chose, grab an instructions tag and tie it around the neck of the jar. Include the cookie cutters with it to make it look even nicer. Your M&M's cookie mix in a jar is now ready.
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Candy Crunch Cookie Mix

Just like the M&M's cookie mix, candy crunch cookie mix will sure be a big hit, not only for kids but also for kids at heart. This is a perfect party favor for kids' parties because it lets the kids get involved in the baking process.

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Things You'll Need:

  • A wide mouth Mason jar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of M&M's candies
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies
  • An instructions tag
  • A piece of colorful fabric
  • Half a yard of ribbon
  • An instructions' tag
    • The instructions' tag should read as follows:
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Additional items needed: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 large egg. 

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 360 degrees F. Pour all the ingredients from the jar into a large mixing bowl and mix them using a wooden/mixing spoon. Cream together 1/2 cup of softened butter, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and one large egg. Divide the mixture from the jar ingredients into three parts and gradually add them to the wet ingredients. Make sure that it is well blended. Roll into one inch balls and place it two inches apart in a baking pan with a slightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, let it cool then serve.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Mix the dry ingredients.
    Whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Using a funnel, pour the flour mixture into the jar and shake the jar to make sure that the mixture is evenly leveled.
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    Add the rolled oats and brown sugar.
    Using a pestle, push the ingredients down to make sure that they are all tightly layered in the jar.
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    Add the white sugar, the M&M's candies, the white chocolate chips and the Rice Krispies.
    You can add more Rice Krispies if needed to make the jar full.
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    Time to wrap it up.
    Cover the jar with the lid and put your chosen fabric on top of it before sealing it with the rim. Grab your instruction tag and tie around the neck of the jar using a ribbon. And you're all set!
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Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix

Don't let high blood sugar get in the way of you sending delicious cookie mixes to your loved ones. Here is a cookie mix that is perfect for people with sugar problems.

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Add the rolled oats and brown sugar. Using a pestle, push the ingredients down to make sure that they are all tightly layered in the jar. Add the white sugar, the M&M`s candies, the white chocolate chips and the Rice Krispies. You can add more Rice Krispies if needed to make the jar full. Time to wrap it up. Cover the jar with the lid and put your chosen fabric on top of it before sealing it with the rim. Grab your instruction tag and tie around the neck of the jar using a ribbon. And you`re all set! Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix Don`t let high blood sugar get in the way of you sending delicious cookie mixes to your loved ones. Here is a cookie mix that is perfect for people with sugar problems. ' />
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Things You'll Need:

  • A medium sized glass jar
  • 1 cup of self rising flour
  • 2 tbsp. of Splenda granular sweetener (or another common brands like Equal, Nutrasweet)
  • 1/3 cup of Splenda sugar blend (substitute for brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup of dark raisins
  • Half a yard of ribbon
  • A piece of nice fabric
  • An instructions' tag
    • The instructions' tag should read as follows:
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  Additional items needed:   1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. vanilla. 

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Mix all the ingredients from the jar using a wooden/mixing spoon until well combined and set it aside. Cream 1/2 cup of softened butter, 1 egg and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. Divide the mixture from the jar ingredients into three parts and gradually add them to the wet ingredients. Make sure that it is well blended. Roll into one inch balls and place it two inches apart in a baking pan with a slightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Once cooked, let it cool then serve.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Pour the flour and the cinnamon powder into the jar using a funnel.
    Shake the jar a bit to make sure that the flour is well leveled.
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    Add the Splenda granular, followed by the oats.
    Add Splenda sugar blend and press it down using a spoon or a pestle to make sure the it is tightly packed.
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    Top it with the raisins and seal it with the glass cover.
    Put the fabric on top of the cover and use the ribbon to secure it. With the ribbon around the jar's neck and tie it together with the instructions tag. Your cookie mix is now ready.
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Super Easy Sugar Cookie Mix

Since this is a simple and straightforward cookie mix, it doesn't have much color in it. You may want to wrap some colorful ribbons around the jar to create a little bit better presentation.

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Add the Splenda granular, followed by the oats. Add Splenda sugar blend and press it down using a spoon or a pestle to make sure the it is tightly packed. Top it with the raisins and seal it with the glass cover. Put the fabric on top of the cover and use the ribbon to secure it. With the ribbon around the jar`s neck and tie it together with the instructions tag. Your cookie mix is now ready. Super Easy Sugar Cookie Mix Since this is a simple and straightforward cookie mix, it doesn`t have much color in it. You may want to wrap some colorful ribbons around the jar to create a little bit better presentation. ' />
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Things You'll Need:

  • A wide mouth glass jar
  • 4 cups of sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Half a yard of ribbon
  • Colorful piece of cloth
  • An instructions' tag
    • The instructions' tag should read as follows:
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 Additional items needed:   2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup sour milk, and 1 cup softened butter. 

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 360 degrees F. Cream together a cup of softened butter, 2 eggs and 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sour milk. Divide the mixture from the jar ingredients into three parts and gradually add them to the wet ingredients. Make sure that it is well blended. Roll into one inch balls and place them two inches apart on a baking pan on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Once cooked, let cool then serve.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Make a layer of the ingredients.
    Divide the flour into three parts and the sugar into two parts. Pour one part of the flour in the jar followed by the baking powder and one part of sugar. Repeat the same process until the flour and sugar and all in.
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    Top it with the baking soda.
    Cover the jar using your chosen cloth and ribbon. Include your instructions tag in the gift bag.
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White Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar

Things You'll Need:

  • 1 liter cookie jar
  • 1 1/4 cups of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberry
  • 1/2 cup of lightly crushed pistachio nuts
  • 3/4 cups of white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • A round colorful cloth (must fit the opening of the jar)
  • 1/2 yard of ribbon
  • An instructions' tag
    • The instructions' tag should read as follows:
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Additional items needed:   4 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 cup softened butter.

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 360 degrees F.
Empty the jar and mix the ingredients together using a wooden/mixing spoon. In a separate bowl cream a cup of softened butter, 4 eggs, and 2 tsp. of vanilla extract. Divide the dry mixture from the jar ingredients into three parts and gradually add them to the wet ingredients. Make sure that it is well blended. Roll into one inch balls and place them two inches apart in a baking pan with on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, let it cool then serve.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Start with the flour.
    Pour the flour and baking soda inside the jar and push it down with your fist to make sure that there are no empty spaces below it. Do this to every ingredient that you will put in the jar. Next, slightly crush pistachios to bring out their color and pour it into the jar, followed by the white sugar and the dried cranberries.
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    Pour in the brown sugar and the white chocolate chips.
    You can either add or take away some white chocolate chips, depending on the need. Make sure that the jar is full and packed firmly so that minimal mixing of layers will occur during transportation.
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  3. 3
    Close the jar lid tightly.
    Decorate the lid with the fabric and ribbon. Attach the gift tag and instructions tag by tying it around the lid of the jar.
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Valentine Cookie Mix in a Jar

This cookie mix jar is full of lovely colors such as pink, white and red which could be perfect for Valentine's Day.

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Things You'll Need:

  • Wide mouth Mason jar
  • 1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup of M&M's
  • 3/4 cup if semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • A square cloth or printed wrapper
  • An instructions' tag
    • The instructions' tag should read as follows:
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Additional items needed: 4 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 cup softened butter.

Instructions: Preheat your oven to 360 degrees F.
Empty the jar and mix the ingredients together using a wooden/mixing spoon. In a separate bowl cream a cup of softened butter, 4 eggs, and 2 tsp. of vanilla extract. Divide the dry mixture from the jar ingredients into three parts and gradually add them to the wet ingredients. Make sure that it is well blended. Roll into one inch balls and place them two inches apart in a baking pan with on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Once cooked, let it cool and serve.

Directions:

  1. 1
    Mix all the dry ingredients.
    These are the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make the first layer out of this mixture by pouring it in the jar. Shake the jar a bit so the flour will be well leveled and tightly packed at the bottom.
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    Add the oats, M&M's and chocolate chips in layers.
    Push them down using your hands to make sure that they are tightly packed. Remember that you still need to add the white and brown sugar.
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    Pour in the brown sugar, then the white sugar.
    Fill up the jar to the top, then cover it with the lid.
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    Grab your wrapper.
    Put it on top of the lid and seal it with the jar's rim. Include an instructions tag inside your gift bag. Your cookie mix is now ready!
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Other Uses for Cookie Mix in a Jar

Cookie mixes in a jar aren't only for gift purposes. They can be used for other purposes as well. Here are a few:

  1. 1
    Business.
    Giving cookie mixes away may just be the first step of a successful business. If you notice that the people around you like your cookie mixes, you might as well turn it into a small business. You can accept orders for party favors, gift giving and many more purposes.
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    Party favors.
    Instead of buying conventional party favors, you can use cookie mixes with a small amount of ingredients for kids to enjoy. This will allow them to take part in baking cookies from your homemade party favors.
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    Giveaways.
    Who said that giveaways are only for kids? You can use cookie mixes as giveaways in company parties, conventions, training and many more situations. Adults will surely enjoy this as much as kids do.
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Additional Tips and Suggestions

  • Pick your cookie mix colors depending on the occasion and the personality of the person you want to send it to. They will appreciate it more if they see that you really considered their taste before making the cookie mix.
  • You can substitute the 1 tsp soda and baking powder combination with the following for a rising agent:
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk, sour milk or yogurt; (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup)
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus sweet milk to make 1/2 cup (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup)
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  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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