Candy Cookies in a Jar
Yields: 1 jar (30 cookies)
Cookie Mix
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup candy-coated candies (such as M&Ms)
Other items
  • 1 quart wire bale air seal glass jar, washed and dried completely
  • ribbon, or other decoration
  • note cards with instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk 1 cup flour, baking soda and salt. Pour onto waxed paper and funnel into jar and firmly pack it down into an even layer, using a silicone spatula, the bottom of a glass, back of a spoon, whatever works.
  2. Pour brown sugar into jar and firmly pack it down into an even layer.
  3. Pour granulated sugar onto waxed paper and funnel into an even layer in jar.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk remaining ¾ cup flour and cocoa powder. Pour onto waxed paper and funnel evenly into jar.
  5. Add layer of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  6. Seal jar and decorate as desired. Include the directions listed in the Notes below.
Directions for making cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Melt 1½ sticks butter in a sauce pan or microwavable bowl. Let cool. Add one egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour contents of jar into butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. With the bottom of a glass, flatten the cookies slightly (you may want to shape them). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tops are cracked. Remove from oven and move parchment to wire rack to let cookies cool completely.
Recipe by Alida's Kitchen at