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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 Jar

Once 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.


This 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
Holiday Gift Tags
Washi Tape

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  1. Victoria says:

    Yum! I am planning to make these to sell at a Christmas bake sale. Do you know of a way to prevent the brown sugar from getting hard as rock? Every cookie in a jar mix I have received has a layer of brown sugar that is hard to get out of the jar because it has hardened. I wondered if mixing it in with the oats would help (having one layer of oats/brown sugar) or if mixing in a little flour with the brown sugar would help? I am sure it is because the moisture is absorbed into the ingredients in the jar.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi Victoria – I haven’t tried that before, so I’m not sure if it would work but it seems worth a shot! You won’t get the pretty layers that keeping the oats and brown sugar separate would give you, but it might be more shelf-stable if you aren’t sure if someone would wait a while to use the mix. Happy baking!

  2. Caity says:

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

    1. Jamie says:

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

  3. Dimitra says:

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

  4. Pamela Cardillo says:

    Love it, doing it.

  5. Tracy says:

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

    1. Jamie says:

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

  6. Chels R. says:

    This is such a brilliant idea!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Chels!