M&M Cookies in a Jar
We love jar gifts because they are so simple to make not to mention something the kids can have a hands on in creating. We create them all year and give out for special treats or just to say thank you to someone.
These M&M Cookies in a Jar can be made with any chocolate candy but using the season colors makes for a different look for each holiday. The taste is not affected at all so go crazy with your colored chocolate candies!
1 quart canning jar with lid and ring
1⁄4 cup sugar
1 1⁄4 cup M&M-brand chocolate candies
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
3⁄4 cups brown sugar, packed
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
Whisk together the flour, soda and baking powder in a large bowl
Start layering your jar with the flour mixture, brown sugar then M&Ms, packing firmly between layers
Secure band and ring
Decorate with fabric or create a label with the following directions:
M&M Cookies in a Jar Recipe:
Empty jar of cookie mix into mixing bowl and mix well
Stir in 1 stick of softened butter, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla
Scoop or spoon drop 1 inch balls onto a foil lined baking pan
Bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are browned at 375 degrees
Cool on cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes, then transfer to wire rack until completely cooled before storing in air tight container
One jar mix will make 24-30 cookies
Note: If making more than one jar gift, I have found that creating them one at a time results in a more consistent cookie.
Disclaimer: When having the little ones help with the layering, NEVER turn your back or things just don’t get in the jar as planned!
Looking for other Jar Gifts? You may like our other Cookies in a Jar recipes…
Edna Williams says
What a perfect gift! This will be great! Thanks for sharing!
Wendy Forbes says
What a great recipe and gift idea.
Sandra L Hying McFadden says
I love gifting these I have been doing it for years, with brownies, cookies, soups etc. I love your M&M Mix, thank you so much for sharing.
What a great idea for an impromptu gift that is needed. IT one of flavor and love.
Richard Hicks says
Makes a perfect stand by gift
Dianna Davis says
Oh I love M& M’s . This is going to make a great gift for any one,I some much love these items in a jar.
Katie Ellis says
These sound delicious especially because I love M&M cookies. Jar gifts are great, they are so simple and easy to make. I made choclate chip cookies in a jar at christmas and gave them away as gifts.
Richard Hicks says
Another one that I like. Will be keeping this in mind when it comes time to get gifts for others
Sue M. says
I like the idea of having cookies in a jar, this would be a nice gift!
marla king says
I love M & M cookies.
Jennifer Heintz says
Great for a gift, great for your pantry. It will give you the inspiration to bake. A much better item to have on hand than the store bought pouches.
Cheri Oggy says
Wow I am a huge M&M fan; these sound scrumptious!
Traci McCormick says
These are really cool. Cookie mix in a jar. They’re easy to do.
Kevin D. Coahran says
Going over and beyond the normal treat with a choice like this…. i might consider giving this next year for my Christmas gift! I’ve had many guests that I cant afford to get / make a gift for every year!
Traci U says
I think I might make some of these up to give as Christmas gifts this year.
Catherine Wooster says
This is a great idea! My oldest daughter is now moved out,and this will be great to put together & give to her to make & bake…lol!
Linda Buzard-Moffitt says
I Love these and U can decorate for whatever holiday U want or match someones decor as a gift 🙂
Cathy Jarolin says
What a cute Idea! I would love to make these wonderful Jars. M & M cookies are my Grand Childrens Favorite. They would love these jars.. Thankyou for sharing. I am going to pin this now!
Terri S. says
I love giving these mixes in a jar as gifts. My grandkids will love these M&M cookies. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Sandra Watts says
I love mason jars and I think this is a really good idea.
Molli Vandehey says
this is such an awesome gift idea, especially for older kisd who want autonomy. they get to eat, but work forit first!
Michele Ash says
Thanks for the recipe of M&M Cookies in a jar! I love making these! One Year this is what I gave all my friends and neighbors for Christmas! I did, however, find out that they prefer the already made cookies given to them because they don’t have to do any work except eat them! Thanks for sharing this with all of us! I really love them! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
Linda Manns says
This is such a great idea. Very simple to do. Thank you so much for sharing
Lorna Mariano says
my son loves M&M very much !!! I love the idea of mixes in a jar, this one looks delicious!
denise low says
These are so cool. I think its really neat to put all of your recipe in a jar.Great for christmas gifts.
I love the idea of mixes in a jar, this one looks delicious! I can’t wait to make a few of these with the jars I bought.
CASSANDRA HUBER says
This would be a great family gift for those with little ones.
this would make great gift i have partys
Traci McCormick says
I’ve received these before. They’re great!
Robin Abrams says
I love these they make great gifts
Lula Ruger says
This would be fun to do with the kids and they would make cute gifts
Deanne Patterson says
I love the idea of these cookie mixes in a jar. Very attractive and great gift idea.
Michelle Elizondo says
I think this is a cute idea for class gifts.
vickie Couturier says
that is such a cute gift ideal for any time of the year
These are good to make as a bunch at a time and then have on hand for quick gifts. They are delicious to eat as well.
I love these mixes in a jar. Soups, cookie, whatever. They make nice gifts and look attractive.
laura rubenstein says
This is really cute. Thanks
Deborah D says
This is such a great gift idea! My sister’s birthday is coming soon this will be her gift.