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Christmas M&M Cookie Mix In A Jar Recipe

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Cookie mix in a jar – gift this M&M cookie mix in a jar with a printable. This mason jar cookie mix is pre-filled with dry ingredients for the cookies. When you gift it, all you have to do is mix in wet ingredients and bake up delicious cookies.

This M&M Christmas cookies recipe is perfect for a holiday gift in a jar. Give to loved ones, co-workers, neighbors, etc. The possibilities of this cute cookie jar are endless.

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A DIY Christmas gift that is always a hit for so many. You can essentially change up the cookie recipe you use, if you want. We love the M&M cookies with the red and green M&M’s inside that add a pop of color. Another fun holiday treat are Christmas pretzels.

Why Make This Cookies In A Jar Recipe

Budget Friendly – This cookie in a jar gift is affordable to make, and a fun homemade DIY Christmas gift to give out this year.

Free Printable – It comes with the free printable to attach with the mason jar to gift the cookie jar.

Quick To Make – Just layer in the dry ingredients, attach tag and ribbon and you have a gift ready to hand out.

Mason Jar Gift Idea – This is a great mason jar gift idea that is fun. If you like mason jar gifts this is for sure one to consider.

Ingredients Needed

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  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Green and Red M&M’s

Supplies You Need

  • Oven mitts would be fun.
  • Spatula or whisk so they can whip up their cookies.
  • Cookie sheet to go with their cookie in a jar.
  • Mixing bowl that is fun designed, or even a classic style.

How to Make

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Step One: Add the funnel in the mason jar. Then you will add in your flour out the bottom of the jar. Tap the jar once all dumped in to level it.

Step Two: The next is the cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Then add a layer of brown sugar, use a spoon to spread it out in the jar.

Step Three: Next, add in the granulated sugar. Then pour the vanilla extract into the mixture, on top of the sugar.

Step Four: Top with mini chocolate chips. Use the spoon to level out the jar. If it is filling over-full then lightly shake.

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Step Five: Next place the M&M’s on top, and screw the lid on.

Step Six: Print out the free gift tag and cut it out. Place a hole punch in the side of the card, and then tie it with ribbon. Attach the ribbon to the jar.

Helpful Tips

  • Make sure to level all the layers of the cookie mix, that way you get clean layers.
  • Use a spatula to lightly spread out the layers.
  • Use the ribbon to tie onto the top of the jar that secures how to make the cookies for the person you are gifting the cookie in a jar gift to.
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How to Bake Cookies

  • Pour the cookie mix into a jar. Then you will follow the directions on adding in the other ingredients on the recipe card.
  • Use a cookie scoop and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake as directed.
  • Let cool and enjoy.


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Christmas M&M Cookie Mix In A Jar Recipe

Yield: 1 jar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Christmas M&M Cookie Mix In A Jar Recipe is a fun and easy DIY Christmas gift idea. Here is a delicious M&M cookie dry mix you place in the jar, and the recipient just has to mix in wet ingredients, scoop and bake. A festive and fun holiday cookie recipe.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Christmas M&M's
  • 32 Ounce Mason Jar
  • Printable Gift Tag
  • Ribbon


  1. With a funnel place in a mason jar. Then pour the flour into the bottom of the jar. Make sure to level it.
  2. Top with cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Tap jar to make it level.
  3. Next, add a layer of brown sugar, use a longer spoon to spread out the sugar, and make an even layer.
  4. Now do granulated sugar. Then drop the vanilla in.
  5. Top with mini chocolate chips, and shake or spread the chips to make level.
  6. Lastly top with the M&M's and then place the lid on the jar.
  7. Print out the free gift tag. Then cut it out and place a hole punch in the corner.
  8. Tie the tag with ribbon around the lid of the mason jar. Attach to the cookie jar.

How to Bake M&M Cookies

  1. Pour the ingredients from the glass jar into a bowl.
  2. Mix in softened butter, and 1 room temperature egg.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep your pan.
  4. Scoop the cookie batter onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes or until the cookies are fully done.


Layers: Work at creating even layers of ingredients, that way it gives a nice look to the outside of the jar. Use a larger spoon to spread out the ingredients for level layers.

Gift Tag: The printable gift tag will explain to your friends how to make the cookies, which is a fun addition to the holiday cookie in a jar.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 mason jar Serving Size: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Trans Fat: 0g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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