Hanukkah Gift Idea: Colorful Cookie Mix Jar

Layer on the love this Hanukkah season with a shareable cookie mix jar that makes a tasty homemade food gift any recipient will love. Our free printable tag, complete with baking instructions, makes gifting even easier.

Cookies are often eaten to commemorate special Jewish occasions — think rugelach, black-and-white cookies, hamantaschen and beyond. Why not extend that deliciousness to Hanukkah? These festive cookie mix jars make for excellent holiday gifts, and they’re incredibly easy to throw together. What’s more, the cookies are downright delicious once they’re all baked up.

Materials Needed

  • 1-quart lidded jar
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup blue and white candy-coated chocolates
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • printable labels
  • ribbon

Layer Ingredients in Jar

Using a spoon or small funnel, add the ingredients in the order, below, and be sure to pack each one in with the back of a spoon — particularly the brown sugar (Image 1). The order is important because heavy ingredients will sink if not supported by denser ingredients below (Image 2).

First layer: a mix of the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
Second layer: oats
Third layer: blue and white candy-coated chocolates
Fourth layer: brown sugar (don’t forget to pack)
Fifth and final layer: granulated sugar

Lid and Label

Screw the lid on, ensuring it’s well-sealed to avoid spillage. Next, print our free labels onto card stock and use a hole punch to create a small opening in the upper left or right corner of each. Thread baker’s twine through, then tie the ends of the twine around the lid of the jar.

Finish With a Bow

Add a larger chiffon ribbon around the jar lid to finish off the gift. Then, delight folks on your gift list with fresh-baked cookies anytime.

Photo by: Rebekah Lowin

Rebekah Lowin

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