This year we’re doing a lot of creative, low cost and handmade gifts for the holidays. One of the recipes we’re doing is for chocolate chip walnut oatmeal cookies in a jar. These turned out delicious on our test run, and they look fantastic in the jar. I absolutely love the way the layers look. It’s a beautiful presentation.
These cookies in a jar are the perfect gift for the holidays, thank you gifts, or even just because. It would be a wonderful gift for a child who wants to be more active in the kitchen. I included a simple printable below so you can easily add the baking instructions for your gift recipient. Whoever you are giving this gift too will love it.
Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar
Cookie in a Jar ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (we used mini’s)
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
Layer all above ingredients in a quart sized mason jar in the order listed. We used a wide mouth, so I’m not sure how it would fit in a narrower mouth jar. Make sure you pack down each layer before adding the next ingredient because it’s a tight fit.
After you have everything added decorate the jar/lid and attach a card with the baking instructions.
Here is the printable to include with your gift jar. Click on the image and print it off. Punch a hole in the corner then attach it with a ribbon.
- 1 Jar Chocolate Chip, Walnut, Oatmeal Cookie Mix
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add in the cookie mix jar and mix. This cookie batter is very crumbly so don’t be worried if it doesn’t mix up into a sticky batter like others do.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. A little extra work with the hands may be needed to get it to form balls, but I was able to get it to do so fairly easily.
- Place the balls 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
What is your favorite cookie recipe? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below.