Candy Cookies In A Jar
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
40 min


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 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    Include the following instructions with the jar:
    Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, egg and vanilla in 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 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.

Tip #1

Use within one month to avoid hardening of brown sugar.


4.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 29, 2011

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.

— says Ashley
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