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Are you looking for a cute, last minute gift idea that can be whipped together in just a few minutes?

The clock is ticking down to Christmas, so I am going to squeeze in one last post for all you procrastinators out there. This post will show you how to make a quick and fun gift that would be great for anyone on your list – especially anyone that loves to bake!

Although these cookie recipes in a jar have been around for years, I have never actually assembled one until now. The process is super easy and the Domino Sugar site has the recipes, method and gift tags with the instructions all ready for you with the click of your mouse.

Let’s get started!

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix in a Jar


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup firmly packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
1 cup (6-oz pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 glass, canning jar; 1 quart size (I picked mine up at Micheals)
fabric or tissue paper
Gift tag (can be printed directly from Domino Sugar)


1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
2. Spoon into 1-quart, widemouthed canning jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order given, making sure to pack down each layer firmly and clean inside of jar with a dry paper towel after each layer.
3. Decorate lid by cutting fabric into a 7-inch wide square or circle.
4. Secure with a rubber band and tie with a decorative ribbon and accents.

from Domino Sugar

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Attach these instructions to the jar:
1. In large mixing bowl, cream together 2/3 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy.
2. Add contents of jar and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Seriously…how easy was that? Now go raid your pantry and make this special holiday gift for someone special. I am guessing they will love it! Have a fabulous day!

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  1. Neha says:

    Hi, what if I don’t want to add egg to the receipe? Can I replace it with anything?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I don’t have a lot of experience with egg substitutes, so I’m not sure what you can replace them with. Sorry I am not more of a help.

  2. Julie says:

    Many recipes call for the butter and sugar(s) to be creamed together separately then adding in the dry ingredients, but in this case where the sugar(s) are already in the mason jar, this step cannot be done. Will only creaming the butter with the egg and vanilla then adding in all the dry ingredients alter the texture of the cookies? Thank you!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Julie! I think the cookies will be just fine and the texture should be unaltered. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. linda says:

    can splenda be sub for sugar?

    1. MBA says:

      I have not used Splenda as a replacement for sugar in this recipe. If this is successful for you, please fell free to stop back and let us know how it went! Thanks and have a great day!

  4. Paula says:

    Love this idea and you have done it up so well. The gift jar looks great. Merry Christmas.

  5. susan says:

    that’s fantastic!!! i love these kinds of gifts! great packaging!

  6. bakingforthoughts says:

    This is such a lovely idea!!!!

  7. The Waspy Redhead says:

    Merry Christmas Jamie!

    I love giving recipes in a jar as gifts. I've done cookies like you demonstrated here, and also mulling spices in the past. This year I planned ahead a bit and I made homemade lavender sugar by letting the sugar sit with dried lavender for a few weeks.

  8. Sam Sotiropoulos says:

    Great idea! Lovely blog you have here. :-) Merry Christmas to you and your family!