Cookie mix in a jar

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  • 100g light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 160g self-raising flour
  • 100g red M&Ms
  • 100g green M&Ms

We love giving foodie gifts, especially at Christmas. Whoever you make this for we think they'll love it! Write the recipe for the cookies on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious cookies!


  • 0.5l sterilized Kilner jar
  • Ribbon, to decorate

Step 1

Take a 0.5l sterlised Kilner jar and place on a flat, stable surface.

Step 2

Measure out the flour and carefully pour it into the jar.

Step 3

Pat down the flour with the end of a rolling pin to get a flat surface and to pack the flour down really tightly.

Step 4

Pour sugar in a constrasting colour on top of the flour (we used soft brown sugar). You may find it easier (and less messy!) to pour it from a jug rather than a large bowl.

Step 5

Tap the jar on your surface a few times to make the sugar layer even, and then pack it down tightly with the end of a rolling pin.

Step 6

Add chocolate chips, nuts, Smarties or M&Ms to the top, one layer at a time.

Step 7

If you're using different coloured-chocolates, add one layer of colour at a time. We used red and green M&Ms to make Christmas cookies.

Step 8

Wrap the jar with a ribbon and attach a label with our cookie recipe so the recipient knows how to turn the mix into cookies.

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Where do get the label from on how to make this into a cookie Elly


In the cookie recipe it says to beat the butter and the sugar together until creamy. If the sugar is in the jar, there is no way the recipient can beat the sugar I with the butter.


How long will this cookie mix last in the jar?

Sharon Clark

I made some of these for gifts last Christmas. Everyone loved them, thought what great idea it was and said the cookies where easy to make and delicious. I've even been made to promise more for Birthday presents :-)

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

When making cookie mix in jars, make sure you put ingredients with small particles like flour and sugar in first and pack them down. If you try to put these on top of larger ingredients like M&Ms or chocolate chunks, the flour and sugar will seep through and the results will look messy - I learnt this the hard way!

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