Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar


Gingerbread cookie mix layered in a canning jar makes a great Christmas gift. Place a circle of pretty fabric between the lid and ring, then tie a gingerbread man cookie cutter and baking instructions onto the jar with ribbon.

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Looking for an easy edible gift idea? Everyone on your list will love this gingerbread cookie mix in a jar!

Gingerbread Cookie Mix Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this perfectly giftable gingerbread cookie mix in a jar recipe:

· Flour: This gingerbread cookie mix in a jar starts with all-purpose flour.
· Leaveners: Baking soda and baking powder act as leaveners, which means they help the cookies rise.
· Spices: This gingerbread cookie mix is spiced with ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice.
· Brown sugar: Brown sugar lends warmth, sweetness, and moisture.

How to Make Gingerbread Cookie Mix In a Jar

It couldn't be easier to make gingerbread cookie mix in a jar. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

1. Mix two cups of flour and leaveners in one bowl.
2. Mix the remaining flour and spices in another.
3. Layer the ingredients in a jar according to the recipe.

How to Gift Gingerbread Cookie Mix

Seal the jar tightly after you're finished layering. Attach a red or green ribbon or place festive fabric between the lid and the ring. A cookie cutter is always a nice touch!

You'll also need to attach the following instructions:

1. Empty the jar of gingerbread cookie mix into a large mixing bowl; stir to blend. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter, 3/4 cup molasses, and a beaten egg to form a stiff dough. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
3. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter and place on the prepared cookie sheet spacing them 1 inch apart.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until just firm, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely, then decorate as desired.

How Long Does Gingerbread Cookie Mix Last?

You can store the jarred gingerbread cookie mix in a cool, dark place for 3-6 months. Make sure to tell the gift recipient the storage instructions or include them on the gift tag!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This was a wonderful recipe," according to MISSNIBBLE. "The cookies came out great, nice and chewy. I used this as a Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors, tying on a cute gingerbread man cookie cutter with raffia."

"Delicious gingerbread cookies," raves AshleyH. "The best I've had. Fun to make too. I took other people's suggestion and added a tablespoon of vinegar and they weren't one bit crubly. They stayed fresh tasting and chewing for over a week!"

"I made this recipe for everyone I knew for Christmas presents and they all LOVED it," says one Allrecipes community member. "I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe. The best part was the spice mixture being on top, as soon as you open the jar it smells wonderful."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Mix together 2 cups flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.

  2. Mix together remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice in a separate bowl.

  3. Layer flour-baking powder mixture, brown sugar, and flour-spice mixture into a 1-quart wide mouth canning jar, in that order. Pack firmly after adding each layer.

  4. Cover the jar with a lid and seal well. Write an instructions tag and attach it to the jar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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