Everyone loves Mason jar gifts! Nothing is as sweet as Easter Cookies in a Jar! This Easter treat idea is easy and fun to make. The perfect hostess gift or a simple DIY you can bring co-workers.
You know us. Anything that comes in a Mason Jar is too cute to pass up. Homemade Easter Cookies in a Jar are no exception and make the perfect springtime treat.
It takes no time at all to put the yummy ingredients in a jar, make a label, and have a wonderful homemade gift for friends, neighbors, or your child's teacher.
They would also make the perfect gift for whoever is hosting your Easter brunch!
You need a few simple supplies to Make Easter Cookies
For making one jar, you will need the following supplies. For multiple jars, increase supplies as needed.
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- Mason jar(s) - we used 32-ounce jars for the recipe.
- Measuring cups
- All-purpose Flour
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- White Chocolate Chips
- Festive M&Ms
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How to Make Easter Cookies in a Jar
We did something new this year. Since Target was out of Easter M&Ms the day we went (we know, totally strange), they did have strawberry shortcake ones, so we tried these instead, and the cookies came out smelling and tasting A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Plus, the pink and white candies make them all the more adorable! This time of year, you can get away with decorating and baking with pink - it's perfect! Regular M&Ms are great in this cookie-in-a-jar recipe, too.
Gather your ingredients, and let's get started.
Here are the layers you'll put into your jar:
1 ½ cups flour, ½ tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. salt
½ cup brown sugar
½ granulated sugar
⅔ cup white chocolate chips or morsels
⅔ cup Easter M&Ms (any variety)
Once all the ingredients are in the jar, seal it and add a tag and the baking instructions. Your gift is done.
Tip: We like to make several jars at one time. This way, you always have a gift ready for whatever events you are attending. This is a wonderful spring cookie idea!
Tips for Making Easter Cookies in a Jar
- Please feel free to include whatever Easter candy that will bake well in cookies in this recipe.
- Use the jar of ingredients within a year of making.
- Read the instructions carefully to make sure you include all the ingredients.
How Long do Cookies in a Jar Last?
Since the ingredients in these cookies, like the flour and sugar, are non-perishable, they will probably last longer than if you kept them in their original bag. Therefore, we think your cookies in a jar will last about a year.
Well, if you can wait that long to make them!
Printable Tags for Easter Cookies in a Jar
Make life easy! If you're giving your cookies as a gift, make sure to download the baking instruction tag here.
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Updated with Printable Tags February 2019. Updated with enhanced instructions 3/2/20
Easter Cookies in a Jar Recipe
- 32- ounce mason jar
- Measuring cups
- 1 ½ cups flour (½ tsp. baking soda, ½ tsp. baking powder, ½ tsp. salt)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup Easter M&Ms (any variety)
- In the order listed, layer ingredients in a 1-quart jar.
- Attach the following instructions to the jar:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine ½ cup softened, unsalted butter, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon 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 to measure and drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
With a homemade tag that says ''Celebrate," you can give a jar away to almost anyone for any occasion. Make some fresh-baked cookies, create a jar, and give them as a thank you gift to family and friends!
See how tasty they look???
We love making cookies in a jar for most occasions. You can get our recipe for Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar here.
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