101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar

101 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar

Candy Cane Cookies in a Jar {101 Days of Christmas at lifeyourway.net}

It’s no secret that I love peppermint treats during the holidays, and this candy cane cookie mix makes a festive — and tasty — gift in a jar! Layer a few simple ingredients and add this printable cookie tag to share a little bit of holiday cheer.

These are especially good for neighbors, teachers or other acquaintances since you can put together multiple jars assembly line style!


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup candy canes, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and sea salt.

In a quart jar, layer half of the flour mixture, half of the sugar and half of the chocolate chips. Add the candy canes and then repeat the layers in the opposite order: the remaining chocolate chips, sugar and flour mixture.

Put the lid on and add the printable cookie tag, which includes these directions:

In a large bowl, mix 1 stick of butter (softened), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg. Add dry ingredients and mix. Drop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes and then move to a cookie rack.

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Hi Mandi,

    I LOVE your 101 days of Christmas! Thank-you!

    In browsing the start to 101 Days of Christmas 2014, I came across this idea and recipe, and I love it. I am really looking forward to giving this to each child in my class at school as a Christmas gift this year.

    Is there any chance of having the printable tags made to include metric measurements? My families won’t know what a stick of butter is, and the temperature is in farenheit. I appreciate how busy you are, but if you could manage this, I would really, really love it!

    Thanks for your inspiration, I love getting e-mail notifications that send me straight to your latest blog posts.

    Inger – all the way in New Zealand.

    1. Hi Inger! I replied to your email but wanted to put it here too in case that got stuck in spam. If you can send me the metric measurements, I’d be happy to create the tag for you!


      1. Hi I’m in NZ too any chance you could upload the metric tags please 🙂

  2. Thank you for this recipe. We are making these with my daughters American Heritage Girls troop for them to make with their family. It is an activity for their Cherish My Family stepping stone.

  3. I was looking for some kind of “cookie in a jar” recipe to make for my sons’ teachers. I just picked up all the supplies and can’t wait to put these together with my boys this afternoon! I may even need to make a few extras, you never know when you’re going to need that last minute gift!

  4. how many jars does this recipe make?

    1. The recipe and instructions are for one jar. Repeat if you’re making multiple!

  5. I am doing this right now, and all of the ingredients do not fit into the jar-can you please tell me what i am doing wrong? Thanks!

    1. never mind i figured it out lol-sorry!

  6. Hi!
    I used 1lt Mason jar but it’s too big so do I get 750ml Mason jar?

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