This Holiday Cookies jar recipe is always a big hit with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You’ll love how easy these mason jar cookies come together. Not only are they yummy, but the mix can be made ahead. I have also included a cookie jar label printable for each recipe to make it so easy and super cute!

cookie mix in jar with santa label striped ribbon
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RELATED: Gifts in a jar recipes are super simple to make and are always appreciated. You’ll also want to check out these homemade gift ideas that include homemade dog treats, gift box ideas, a sugar scrub, and soup mixes with dry ingredients. I’ve created a free printable gift tag for each!

This Santa Claus cookie jar is my absolute favorite Christmas cookie jar! The red and green m&m s candies make the jar look extra festive and the Santa printable tag gives this m&m jar the perfect finishing touch.

Cookies in a Jar Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup of regular oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.Kosher salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)


Layer in a 1-quart size, wide-mouth canning jar with a lid.

  1. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt, place in the bottom of the jar
  2. Oats
  3. M&M milk chocolate candies
  4. Brown Sugar (press down firmly)
  5. Sugar
layered ingredients brown sugar, M&Ms , oats, flour and sugar mix in wide mouth mason jar

Screw the lid on tightly, and add an instruction label to the top of the jar.

instructions on jar lid holiday cookies in jar

To make decorative cookie jars, wrap ribbon around the jar front to back vertically. Twist in the back to secure the lid and bring ribbon to the front to tie a big bow. You can find all sorts of wide ribbons in shades of red and greens to compliment the labels at your local craft store.

ribbon tied on holiday cookie mix in jar

Add the labels and you have a sweet cookie jar gift that is perfect to gift away this holiday season! Mason jar cookie recipes are a fun gift that is easy to whip up and have on hand for unexpected gift-giving. They also make great Christmas gifts for teachers and a fun gift for families with younger kids to enjoy creating baked goods together.

wrapped up holiday cookie in a jar with red and white ribbon

To make cookies, mix jar contents with 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drop by 2 tablespoons on cookie baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°. (makes about 2 dozen cookies)

Need more easy gift ideas? Check out this Mason Jar Gifts ebook to make your homemade gift-giving super easy! You will get delicious recipes, assembly instructions, and of course, printable gift tags and labels to wrap them up! Two of our family’s favorite recipes in a jar are the Peppermint Brownies and the Shake and Pour Pancakes.

jar cookie mix with santa lable striped red and white ribbon

Holiday Cookies Jar Recipe

cookie mix in jar with santa label striped ribbon
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Holiday Cookies Jar Recipe

Enjoy this holiday cookies jar recipe! Gifts in a jar are super simple to make and are always and appreciated homemade gift. Not only are they yummy but the mix can be made ahead and I have I printable labels to make it so easy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup M&Ms
  • 1 Cup Regular oats
  • 1 Tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Kosher salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)


  • Layer in a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar
  • Mix flour, salt & baking soda, place in the bottom of the jar
  • Oats
  • M&Ms
  • Brown Sugar (press down firmly)
  • Sugar

Baking Instructions

  • Mix jar contents with 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • Add 1 egg
  • Add 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Drop by 2 Tablespoons on a cookie sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper
View of cooked cookie from top with red and green M&Ms

Holiday Cookies Jar Labels

For the finishing touch on the cookies in a jar recipes for Christmas, I print the labels in color on a solid sheet of label paper. You can find label paper at your local craft store or office supply store.

Friends and family are sure to love this holiday gift!

Get these Holiday Candy Cookie Mix Labels for free

Modern printable Santa labels Holiday Cookie Mix on a green label and Cooking instructions on a red label
Grab these cute labels in my shop!

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  1. The adorable Santa Labels are not printing out when i click on the link. It goes to the Holiday Candy Cookie mix labels

  2. This is such a cute idea – makes for such a great teacher or neighbor gift. I love giving homemade gifts, and everyone is always thankful for this.

  3. These are some of our favorite things to make for neighbors during the holidays! They’re so fun!


  4. Wow! Yum! Thanks for sharing. Sugar and spice – I can feel the baby kicking – I think thats the one for us.

  5. I’d definitely go for te sugar and spice cookies…although many others looked absolutely delightful!

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