Cookie Jar Gifts …5 Cookie In A Jar Recipes

Cookie in a Jar Gifts

If you have family or friends who love to bake cookies, then these five Cookie in a Jar are the best Christmas edible gifts you can give them. You can decorate the jars with ribbons, small ornaments, or even a cookie-cutter. You can choose between these five amazing cookie recipes that are all delicious. 
 
Just a note for the gingerbread cookies, you can add in the instructions that molasses can be substituted with a half cup of honey and a half cup of sugar.
 
Make some extra for your favorite ones and store them in your pantry, so you can easily bake them for a tasty snack.
 

Ingredients for 5 Cookie In A Jar

 

Chocolate Candy Cake Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2/3 cup chocolate crushed candy cane

2/3 cup chocolate chips
 

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup cranberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup pretzels, chopped
 

Cookies and Cream Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup oreo cookies, crushed

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
 

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon clove

1 teaspoon allspice
 

Other ingredients (for each jar)

1/2 cup melted butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup molasses (for gingerbread cookies only)
 

How to Make 5 Cookie In A Jar

 
All ingredients are already in order when you put them in the jar. Except for the gingerbread cookies, four of them have the same instructions during assembly in the jar and baking. Also, use a wide mouth funnel to put the ingredients into the jars easily. 
 

Assembly for the Four Cookies:

First, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to incorporate the ingredients. Put in the jar, and then add the brown sugar, white sugar, and the rest of the ingredients based on the list.
 

Assembly for the Classic Gingerbread Cookies:

Whisk the 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda. Put in the jar and then the brown sugar. Whisk the 1 1/2 cup flour again together with the other spices: ginger, cinnamon, clove, and the allspice.
 
After arranging ingredients in the jars, you need to print the instructions and attach them to each jar. You can put a red ribbon, small Holiday knick-knacks, or even a gingerbread man cookie cutter. 
 

Baking Instruction for the Four Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a large bowl, whisk 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add all cookie ingredients from the jar and mix well. Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, drop a scoop onto the baking sheets and bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. 
 

Baking Instruction for the Classic Gingerbread Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a large bowl, whisk 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 egg. Add 3/4 cup molasses and all cookie ingredients from the jar and mix well. Use your hands to form a dough, wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut dough using the gingerbread man cookie cutter and bake them for 12-14 minutes. 
 
To see the original recipe that inspired this one, check out the recipe for 5 Cookie In A Jar found at The Domestic Geek.

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