Christmas in a Jar – M&M Cookies!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Eats

christmas cookie mix in a jar

I found this recipe for am M&M cookie mix in a jar at Organized Christmas, and I think it’s such a beautiful and tasty idea for neighbor gifts this year. Here’s the recipe (from Organized Christmas):


1 wide-mouth quart (4-cup) canning jars with lid and rings
1 1 ? 4 Cup sugar
1 1 ? 4 Cup M&M-brand chocolate candies
2 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon baking powder


1. Mix together flour, soda and baking powder. Layer sugar, M&M-brand candies and flour mixture in quart-size canning jars. Pack firmly.

2. Cut appropriate amount of 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.

3. Print two copies of free printable M&Ms Cookies gift tag with recipe instructions. Cut gift tags apart and attach to ribbon.

What are you doing for neighbor gifts this year???

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathy Miller December 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I love giving and receiving handmade gifts like this. Looks like your son had a great time helping.


2 Kathy Mc December 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Great gift idea as I remember receiving one of these years ago and loved it. Thanks for sharing!

3 Kristin December 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Ok just a 2 questions….

Is the extra white sugar in substitution for brown sugar? Normally when I make these they have brown sugar in them also not just white sugar.

And is the baking powder in substitution for salt? That kinda threw me off a little, but I didn’t know if maybe it was easier instead of salt and made them puffier with baking powder rather than salt…

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