Cookies in a Jar Recipe

Candy Cookies In A Jar

A great gift idea for cookies--layer the dry ingredients in a one-quart glass jar! Attach the preparation instructions on a label or card.

15 min. prep time
3 1/2 dozen cookies
141 Rating


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 cup mini candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup salted peanuts
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla


Layer flour, baking soda, salt, oats, candy pieces, brown sugar, sugar and peanuts in a 1-quart glass jar with airtight seal. Cover; decorate jar as desired.

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add dry ingredients from jar. Stir until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls or drop by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Recipe Tip

Use within one month to avoid hardening of brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10453©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these for favors for my son's 1st birthday. I made a test batch and they are very good. The are light and crispy on the edges but soft in the middle. I will be making these again.

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