10 Tasty Cookie Mixes You Can Gift This Holiday Season
During the holidays, we suddenly find ourselves surrounded by cookies, cakes, and all sorts of celebratory sweets. So much so, it's often impossible to eat it all before it goes stale — unless we don't mind setting ourselves up for a challenge, when it comes to our New Year's resolutions, that is!
That's why cookie mixes in jars make such wonderful gifts. Not only are they a festive and eye-catching addition to the kitchen, with their lovely and colorful layers of ingredients, they're largely shelf stable. Which means, the recipient can bake up a batch of cookies whenever they wish, even long after the holidays have passed.
How to Package Up Jar Cookies
Your lucky giftee may just appreciate the glass, airtight jar as much as the cookies, so put a bit of thought into the packaging! You can't go wrong with a classic Ball jar, but there are all sorts of updated options on the market, from this squared off canister from Bormioli Rocco (complete with chalkboard label), to these beauties from Ecotiva with weighted bottoms and bamboo lids.
Finish things off with festive fabric, bows, or holiday-related decorations such as tiny turkeys, paper snowflakes, or jingle bells, as well as a recipe tag with directions for how to complete the treat. And don't forget to include the instructions to store in a cool, dry place away from heat sources, so clumping doesn't occur.
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As fun to say as they are to eat, these festive "hootycreeks" are perfectly colored and flavored for the season, thanks to additions of creamy white chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries.
Country Oatmeal Cookie in a Jar
This down home treat may sound wholesome, but it's far from stodgy. Those oats are accompanied by crunchy walnuts and melty chocolate chips for a decadent treat!
Julia's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar
Because who doesn't need the "best ever" chocolate chip cookie recipe in their repertoire? If you're gifting to a smaller crowd, reviewer Ivanna suggests, " I cut the recipe in half and filled pint size jars instead quart and the cookies tasted the same and fantastic."
Snickerdoodle Mix in a Jar
Transport family and friends straight back to their childhoods when they bake up a fresh batch of these classic, cinnamon-scented cookies.
Raisin Crunch Cookie Mix in a Jar
Coconut and cornflakes bring the crunch to these cookies in a big way, and sweet raisins (try the golden version, to keep up with the color scheme) lend fruity sweetness and chew!
Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar
Spread the holiday spirit, with a mason jar layered with the fixings for cinnamon-, clove-, and allspice-infused gingerbread. The best part is, the time your giftee saves on cookie making, they'll be able to devote to decorating!
Cookie Mix in a Jar
Who can say no to a double dose of chocolate? Not only is there cocoa powder in the batter, but these cookies are chock full of double chocolate chips. Death by chocolate cookies? There's no better way to go.
Potato Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar
This cookie batter blend beautifully balances sweet and salty, with plenty of crunch thanks to handfuls of chopped pecans and crumbled potato chips.
Special Butterscotch Chip Cookies in a Jar
Featuring a buttery brown sugar base, studded with creamy coconut, crunchy rice cereal, and oodles of butterscotch chips, this layered confection can pass for decorative sand art, but we'd challenge any recipient to hold off on baking with it for more than a day!
Chocolate Cookie Mix in a Jar
With a chocolate batter base and filled with pieces of pecans and gooey chocolate chips, no one will be able to resist these rich cookies once they're freshly baked.