Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Cookie Jars

If you are looking for a quick last minute gift this one is great! I found this idea a while ago and wanted to give it a go for Christmas gifts this year for some of our family and friends . I know there are lots of Chirstmas Cookie recipes out there, but after testing this one numerous times I have found it works best for me :) (I had hoped to have this post up earlier but as we all know some times things just don't go to plan.)

Just a few gifts ready to go under the tree!!
So the idea with Christmas Cookies in a jar is that you put all the dry ingredients in a jar, prettie it up and all your recipient has to do is add the wet ingredients, mix and bake! Easy!

This is my recipe for the Christmas Cookies:
(They are listed in the order they should be put in the jar)

* 3/4 cup  Plain Flour
* 1/2 cup Self Raising Flour
* 1 cup Oats
* 3/4 cup Christmas M&M's
* 3/4 cup choc chips
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/3 cup caster sugar.

I got my jars from Kmart and at $2 a jar they are a good buy, especially if you plan on making a few. The other up side of using a glass jar is that is can be re-used for storing some of the cookies if your recpient wants to have a few out on show...if they last that long! ;)

Make sure you really pack each layer in as you go, or else not all the ingredients will fit. 

I attached a lable to the back as well with the instuctions on how to put it all together.

Back of jar with baking instuctions.
As pictured, all that needs to be done from here is to mix the dry ingredients with:

* 1 egg

* 1/2 cup butter
* 1 tsb milk
* 1 tsb vanilla

Roll them into balls, place on a baking tray and pop into a pre-heated oven at 180°C. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

You can prettie up the jars how ever you like. I used some material I picked up from Spotlight, ribbon and twine (from Whimsy Farm Twine) and the lables I made.

If you'd like a copy of the lables so you can make your own jars, feel free to send me an email ( or leave a comment with your email address under this post and I'll email it to you completely FREE!! :)

I hope you all enjoy this idea and recipe, and even if you don't do the jar idea, making up some cookies and wrapping them in some cellophane with ribbon would be a great little gift idea too!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful and magical Christmas and stay safe during the festive season!

Stay Prettie

Jodie-lee xx


  1. What an awesome idea!!! Would love to get some of these if you have the time. Have a great xmas.

    :) Lisa Robertson

  2. Awesome thanks so much gorgeous girl thanks for sharing

  3. You seriously have the sweetest ideas for things honey!! Your family are incredibly lucky <3