These super cute Christmas cookie jars make a gorgeous gift and are actually really quick and easy to make. I made these ones as gifts for my son’s preschool teachers but they are perfect for neighbours or other people where you’d like to give a little Christmas gift but don’t have a lot of money to spend.
The key is to layer carefully, I experimented with different ingredients going in first. Remember that whatever you put on top of the m&m’s or choice drops will sink through somewhat so the oats worked quite well here. You can use a funnel or a piece of paper shaped into a funnel to help layer it evenly.
I used jars from the local discount store that cost $3 each but left over coffee jars would work just as well. Mine are around 700ml each. The little labels are just from Big W and were about $2 for a pack of 20. The ribbon is from the discount store and was $2 for a 2.5m roll. Each Christmas cookie jar costs around $4 to make so a pretty affordable gift that looks really sweet.
The recipe for the Christmas cookie jars I made is here but you can adapt to suit. Remember to attach a label with instructions (add 1 egg, 125g melted butter, combine and roll into balls, bake at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes)
- ¾ cup self raising flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup m&m's
- ⅓ cup choc chips
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- Layer each ingredient into the jar (flour first)
- Pack down using a spoon or small jar that fits inside your larger jar
- Seal and tie with a ribbon
- Attach label and instructions (add 1 egg, 125g melted butter, combine and roll into balls, bake at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes)