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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar Recipe

DIY Cookies in a Jar Are Sure to Make Them Smile

The following is an excerpt from a post that was originally featured on My Baking Addiction and written by Jamie Lothridge, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.

I'm one of those people that absolutely adores the holiday season. From decorating the house, baking loads of cookies and giving gifts, December is my absolute favorite month of the year. And if I'm being honest, we've been rocking out to holiday tunes since before Thanksgiving — yes, we are that family.

As much as we love spreading holiday cheer, our shopping list seems to have gotten a little bit out of control. Instead of buying gift cards or cute holiday mugs, we've decided to take the handmade route for quite a few people on our list. And the first item we've whipped up are these deliciously festive cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.

I am obsessed with anything presented in a jar, so naturally beautiful layers of sugar and flour are pretty much my jam. Add on festive ribbon or baker's twine and a little holiday ornament and tag and you have yourself a handmade gift that's most definitely holiday-worthy.

This cranberry white chocolate chip cookies in a jar recipe is the perfect way to say thank you to neighbors, co-workers, or the UPS guy who considers your house his second home because you buy way too much stuff from Amazon.

Although I do love me some fancy printables, I decided to go the easy route for these cookies in a jar. I simply printed out the directions, cut the paper and folded it into a small square. I then affixed it to the bottom of the jar with festive washi tape. Just be sure to tell your friends and family where the directions are located.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar

From My Baking Addiction; Slightly adapted from All Recipes

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar Recipe


  1. Layer one:
  2. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  1. Layer two:
  2. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  1. Layer three:
  2. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1 tablespoon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Layer four:
  2. 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  1. Layer five:
  2. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  1. Layer six:
  2. 1/2 cup dried cranberries, or raisins
  1. Layer seven:
  2. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips
  1. Layer eight:
  2. 1/2 cup chopped pecans, or walnuts


In the order listed, layer ingredients in a 1 quart jar and attach the following directions to the jar:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract until fully incorporated. Add the entire jar of ingredients to the butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix all ingredients until fully incorporated. This may take a little effort, but it will come together. Use a medium cookie scoop (about 1 and a half tablespoons) to measure and drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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