Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Jar

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If you’re looking for a unique and creative way to gift someone homemade chocolate chip cookies, a chocolate chip cookie in a jar recipe might be just the thing you need. This recipe is easy to put together and can be customized to fit your gift recipients tastes and preferences.

Give the gift of food with this chocolate chip cookie in a jar.

If you read my tea & cookies Mother’s Day gift basket idea blog post, you may have noticed a canning jar inside the basket filled with ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. Today, I’m sharing how to make that cookie in a jar!

I thought a chocolate chip cookie in a jar would be the ultimate cozy gift for mom this Mother’s Day. Mom can enjoy fresh baked cookies at home without having to measure out the dry ingredients, and she enjoy them on her own or share with friends & family. Because let’s be honest…who doesn’t love a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven?!

Cookies are the ultimate comfort food!

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This cookie in a jar recipe is not only easy to make but completely customizable, and looks great as a gift. You add a few simple dry ingredients to a jar, add a bow so it feels extra special, and your gift recipient will love that they can bake cookies from scratch in no time at all.

Here’s how to make this chocolate chip cookie in a jar recipe. It’s going to be your new go-to homemade gift for not only Mother’s Day but for other holidays & occasions as well!

Chocolate chip cookies in a jar is a great gift idea.
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 34 oz. Canning Jar
Gift ideas for mom this Mother's Day that are cozy & sweet.
  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. 
  2. Place flour mixture into the 34 oz. canning jar. Use the back of a spoon to pack the flour mixture down around the outside of the jar. 
  3. Add 1/2 of the chocolate chips on top of the flour.
  4. Next, add the brown sugar using the same method as the flour to pack it down in the jar.
  5. Add the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Seal or cover the jar and add ribbon tied in a bow.

There are a couple of way to present the chocolate chip cookie recipe to your gift recipient. You can print out the recipe and attach to the cookie in the jar with a ribbon. You could write the recipe on a recipe card and place that in a recipe box to give as a gift alongside the chocolate chip cookie in a jar. Or, you can give the cookie in a jar with the cookbook the chocolate chip cookie recipe came from, which is what I did in my Mother’s Day gift basket.

Magnolia table chocolate chip cookie recipe that is tasty & delicious.
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I’m including the full chocolate chip cookie recipe below. My family loves this recipe and is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines.

The chocolate chip cookie this recipe yields is crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, rich & decadent, and you will have a hard time just eating one (I know from experience!).

Chewy & delicious chocolate chips cookies from chocolate chip cookie in a jar recipe.
  • Whip the eggs & butter for about 2-3 minutes until they are nice and fluffy.
  • Add 1/2 cup more chocolate chips for even more chocolatey goodness!
  • Refrigerate the remaining cookie dough for at least 1-2 hours or overnight before baking.
  • Bake the cookie dough balls while cold. Refrigerate cookie dough while cookies are baking in the oven.
  • Store baked cookies in airtight containers (or freezer bags) in the freezer. This will prevent them from going stale and once defrosted they will still be fresh & moist on the inside.
Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate cozy gift for friends or family.

The variations of a cookie in a jar are endless. You can also experiment with different mix-ins or variations of this recipe to make it your own or use a completely different cookie recipe all together!

This monster cookie recipe would be a great idea for a cookie in a jar, and this sugar cookie recipe makes the perfect chewy sugar cookie.

  • M&M’s
  • Nuts
  • Mint Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Coconut
Give the gift of food with this chocolate chip cookie in a jar.

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Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate cozy gift for friends or family.
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Magnolia Table Chocolate Chip Cookies

A traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe from Joanna Gaines that yields a cookie that is chunky, gooey, and delicious. You won't be able to eat just one!
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, with a hand or stand mixer, mix together the butter, egg, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Dump the contents of the cookie in a jar into the egg & butter mixture.
  • Mix on medium just until the flour becomes well combined.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Drop large spoonfuls (about 1-2 tbsp.) of cookie dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake until lightly browned, about 10-11 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on the pan on a rack for 1 minute, then transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Store cookies in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Notes

  • Double this recipe for a standard 40 cookie recipe.
  • Whip the eggs & butter for about 2-3 minutes until they are nice and fluffy.
  • Add 1/2 cup more chocolate chips for even more chocolatey goodness!
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 1-2 hours or overnight before baking.
  • Bake the cookie dough balls while cold. Refrigerate cookie dough while cookies are baking in the oven.
  • Store baked cookies in airtight containers (or freezer bags) in the freezer. This will prevent them from going stale and once defrosted they will still be fresh & moist on the inside.

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 78kcal

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  1. Cookies in a jar is such a nice gift idea especially in a basket of goodies. I love me some Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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