Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry white chocolate cookies in a jar are a homemade gift sure to please. Add custom tags for a whimsical feel.

I cannot believe that there are only eleven days until Christmas. Eleven. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday blogging season and packing for our pending move, so we’ve honestly not even put a dent in our holiday shopping. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime.

I’m one of those people that absolutely adores the holiday season. From decorating the house, baking loads of cookies and giving gifts, December is my absolute favorite month of the year. And if I’m being honest, we’ve been rocking out to holiday tunes since before Thanksgiving – yes, we are that family.

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies in a JarOnce December rolls around, Eric becomes affectionately known as Clark Griswold. I’m not kidding when I tell you that my dad calls him Clark from Thanksgiving until Christmas day. And now that we have a little one, he’s seriously stepping up his holiday decorating game.

As much as we love spreading holiday cheer, our shopping list seems to have gotten a little bit out of control. Instead of buying gift cards or cute holiday mugs, we’ve decided to take the handmade route for quite a few people on our list. And the first item we’ve whipped up are these deliciously festive cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.

I am obsessed with anything presented in a jar, so naturally beautiful layers of sugar and flour are pretty much my jam. Add on festive ribbon or baker’s twine and a little holiday ornament and tag and you have yourself a handmade gift that’s most definitely holiday-worthy.

HowtoMakeCookiesInAJarThis Cranberry white chocolate chip cookies in a jar recipe is the perfect way to say thank you to neighbors, co-workers, or the UPS guy who considers your house his second home because you buy way too much stuff from Amazon.

Although I do love me some fancy printables, I decided to go the easy route for these cookies in a jar. I simply printed out the directions, cut the paper and folded it into a small square. I then affixed it to the bottom of the jar with festive washi tape. Just be sure to tell your friends and family where the directions are located.

Curious what I used to decorate these jars? Below are all the crafty details. Most of the items were purchased from Target.

Ball Quart Jars
Cooking Twine + Baker’s Twine
Plastic Bulbs
Garland
Holiday Gift Tags
Washi Tape

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28 Responses to “Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    These sound like the perfect gift! So delicious!

    • Jamie — December 13th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Katrina-
      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

      -Jamie

  2. Katie — December 14, 2014 at 3:57 am

    What a lovely idea and beautiful presentation

    • Jamie — December 14th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much, Katie! :)

  3. Kate @ Diethood — December 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Lawwwd, these are gorgeous!!! I *just* got done making a few jars with cookie mixes! BUT, they don’t look nearly as beautiful as yours!

    • Jamie — December 14th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate! We had so much fun making them! I appreciate you stopping by!
      -Jamie

  4. Ria — December 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This such a great way to say thank you. Never thought of it, but I am sure using it from now on! I do not like white chocolate. Will the recipe work the same way with dark chocolate?

    • Jamie — December 14th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Ria-
      Yes, you can sub in dark chocolate chips instead! Thanks for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  5. Carol — December 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    do you have a recipe for chocolate, chocolate chips, caramel and walnuts bars? I love your website, Jamie. You have some wonderful and easy treats to bake!! Thank you

    • Jamie — December 15th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Carol-
      I don’t, but that sounds amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    These are gorgeous! Perfect gift for the cookie lovers!

    • Jamie — December 15th, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Anna-
      Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by!

      -Jamie

  7. Veronica — December 15, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Want to grab this jar right now. It’s so YUMMYYY!!!!

    • Jamie — December 15th, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Veronica-
      Thanks so much for visiting!

      -Jamie

  8. Cheryl — December 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Such a great gift idea! People are loving the in-a-jar mixes and these are so much more personal and economical than buying them already made. Plus.. cranberry and white chocolate? Um yes please!

    • Jamie — December 16th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Cheryl-
      I totally agree. I love the personal touches on these jars – they’re so simple, but so thoughtful and festive. :)
      -Jamie

  9. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — December 16, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Your layered jar is so pretty! And those tags are perfection. I need to figure out how to get on your holiday list;)

    • Jamie — December 16th, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Thanks so much, Sarah! Happy holidays to you and yours!
      -Jamie

  10. Abbie @ Needs Salt — December 16, 2014 at 11:07 am

    This is such a perfect gift idea! Love love love.

    • Jamie — December 16th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      I most definitely agree, Abbie! Thanks so much for stopping by – happy holidays!
      -Jamie

  11. Chels R. — December 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea!

    • Jamie — December 16th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Chels!

  12. Tracy — December 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration! I especially like the cranberry white Chocolate cookies in a jar for Christmas gifts.

    • Jamie — December 17th, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Thanks so much, Tracy! I appreciate you stopping by!

  13. Pamela Cardillo — December 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Love it, doing it.

  14. Dimitra — January 24, 2015 at 7:19 am

    They are soooooooooooo delicious!!!!Great cookie recipe, so healthy!!!!

  15. Caity — December 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Would this recipe work if you subbed the cranberries for dried raspberries? Look delicious though x

    • Jamie — January 12th, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Hi, Caity! I think dried raspberries would be wonderful! Let me know how it turns out!

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