Give the gift of freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies this year by making Cookie Mix in a Jar! A fun way to share your favorite cookie recipe with friends and loved ones during the holiday season.

Cookie Mix in a Jar with a ribbon and evergreen fronds tied to the front.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ACME Markets. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been baking up a storm getting ready for the holidays. Gifting my favorite holiday cookies is one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season but not everyone wants a big platter of sweets right at that moment.

Now, I’m also sharing my favorite cookie recipes by creating Cookie Mix in a Jar so they can bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies whenever they like. And ACME Markets makes it so easy to pick up everything I need to make this gift as festive as possible.

The debi lilly design™ seasonal gifting and home decor line as well as the holiday baking essentials I found at my local ACME Markets, creating a festive and tasty gift to deliver to my friends doorstep is easier than pie!

Cheesecake variety pack with flowers and a Cookie Mix in a Jar.

ACME’s exclusive brands offer everything you need to create your favorite holiday recipes and at an incredible value. You can find an incredible range of great products you’re proud to share with your family and friends both in-store and online. I even picked up the Signature SELECT™ Seasonal Cheesecake tray to share with friends over coffee….since I’m not bringing the baked cookies this year. It has a little something for everyone from the Chocolate Cheesecake to the Cranberry White Chocolate…my new favorite!

Cookie Mix in a Jar was a popular homemade gift when I was growing up. You can make just about any type of cookie to gift to friends or loved ones….anything from Chocolate Chip Cookies to Oatmeal Raisin.

All the dry ingredients are packed into a jar and given to the recipient along with the recipe for baking up their cookies. They are responsible for adding in whatever wet ingredients are called for in the recipe.

Ingredients for Cookie Mix in a Jar on a white background.

How To Make Cookies In A Jar

Using my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe as the starting point, layer the dry ingredients into the jar starting with the flour.

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda then, using a funnel, pour the flour mixture into the bottom of the jar.

Follow up with the brown sugar, chocolate chips, granulated sugar and bonus ingredients like nuts or more chocolate, if you wish.

For extra neat layers, add the granulated sugar on top of the brown sugar. I added it on top of the chocolate chips because I love how it fills in the holes but you may prefer to do it differently.

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And that’s what makes this gift so perfect, it is really created from the heart.

To make your gift extra special, tie a ribbon around the top and secure some greens from the debi lilly design floral collection. I trimmed a few evergreen sprigs to tie onto my jars and then gave the remaining blooms to my friend along with her Cookie Mix in a Jar.

cheesecake on a white platter with an iPhone with the ACME logo

How Long Will It Last

Your Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar will last in the pantry for up to 3 months. Of course, baking it soon after receiving it is best for freshness.

More Easy DIY Gift Ideas

If you like this cookie mix gift idea, you should also try out our favorite Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix! It’s a great addition to your cookies to round out the whole holiday dessert.

And these easy Snowman Marshmallow toppers are a fun idea, too!

Snowman Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Toppers | The Suburban Soapbox

Everything is super simple to make in minutes and all the ingredients can be found right in your local ACME Markets or you can also find quality Signature SELECT ingredients at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.

To make my shopping trip even easier, ACME Markets offers Grocery Delivery and Pick Up for convenient ways to shop! Simply place your order on the Instacart app and select either delivery or pick up. I ordered everything I needed and was able to pick up my groceries within 2 hours.

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Get the Recipe: Cookie Mix in a Jar

The perfect DIY gift, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar is simple to make in just a few minutes.
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  • mason jar


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Divide the flour between two 16 ounce mason jars.
  • Divide the sugar evenly between the two jars and pack down tightly.
  • Top with the chocolate chips and seal with the lid.
  • Tie a ribbon around the lid, if desired.

To Bake the Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the contents of the jar into a large bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, beat the butter, vanilla and eggs together until combined.
  • Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until the dough forms.
  • Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack and then store in an airtight container.


Don’t forget to include the baking instructions with your Cookie Mix so the gift recipient knows how to bake them.
Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 269mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 312IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg