DIY Gifts: Cookies in a Jar

Long ago, in a land far far away I used to be artistic. In an attempt to resurrect my crafty side I’ve been making some of my own gifts and I’ll be sharing some of my favourites on the blog over the next few weeks. 

I’ve wanted to give ‘Cookies in a Jar’ as a gift for ages {ever since it was gifted to me two Christmases ago} as I think it’s a fab idea.

Firstly, you get yummy cookies…secondly you get a lovely glass storage jar. {Yes we all know how I feel about organised storage…I won’t start raving!}

Anyway, here’s the recipe if you want to make them yourself:
1 1/3 (level) cup/ 200g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup/ 100g oats
3/4 cup/ 150g M&Ms
3/4 cup/ 125g semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup/ 75g brown sugar
1/2 cup/ 100g Caster sugar
Mix with 1 egg
1/2 cup/ 125g butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Roll the dough into ½ inch balls and place on a parchment covered baking sheet for 15 minutes at 180°C.

If you want to make it into a gift jar you’ll need a one litre storage container. I got mine from Hobby Craft but you can get them from lots of places – IKEA has a really good range.

Layer the ingredients:
1. Flour, baking powder and salt
2. Oats
3. M&Ms
4. Chocolate chips
5. Brown sugar
6. Caster sugar

You’ll need to make sure you pack it down tight so it all fits in. Make sure you include an instruction sheet so the recipient knows how to make them!

Voila! You’re done. Enjoy!

If you have any DIY gift projects you want to share I’d love to feature you in my DIY gifts series! Email me at countrydreaming@googlemail.com if you're interested. 

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  1. Oooh... I think I WILL pin this. I did cookies in a jar for teacher gifts a few years bag. I crocheted dish rags and pot holders and put them in a bag with "cookies in a jar." The gift was a big hit! A different kind of cookies would be fabulous!

  2. Hi Rachel

    Have been a lurker for a while as my husband is also heading towards the dreaded BAP. So I love to follow your story and pray that God blesses us in the way that you guys have been. We are a bit older than you though with four children and 17 years of marriage so far.
    Loved this cookie present ALOT! However, being a bit thick I have difficulty working the US cup measurements. DO you have a Tala measure for this or is there a way to convert the weights please?
    Baby Ivy is adorable. Oh and pureed butternut squash or carrot is a great first solid taste for little ones. Freeze individual portions in ice cube trays so you can instantly grab some from the freezer in an emergency. Hope that helps but I know you'll be fine as you are both doing a great job so far.

    Every blessing
    Tina B :)

  3. Love this! I did something similiar to this last Christmas and it was a big hit. Hope yours were too. It looks great

    Thanks for sharing & linking up at Crafty Thursday Obsessions
    <3 Stacey @gluedtomycrafts

  4. Thank you for this idea...perfect for my work colleagues and some volunteers that work for me......thanks for sharing xxx

  5. Just done two of these! Been wanting to do them for ages, thanks for sharing!

  6. Just done two of these and am so excited to give them away. Been wanting to do them for ages, thanks so much for sharing!