SRC: Cookies In A Jar

Today is SRC reveal day and day 8 in our 12 Days of Christmas Treats series.  What is SRC?  It stands for Secret Recipe Club – you can find out all about it here.

Our Christmas Treats so far:
Day 1: Glazed Eggnog Cookies

I had the privilege of being assigned the blog of Tina, who is our group’s hostess each and every month.  She works hard to make each month another successful reveal of our group’s recipes.  Tina also keeps busy with her blog, not only is she our hostess for SRC, she hosts her own monthly Crazy Cooking Challenge and a weekly link up called This Week’s Cravings.  Whew!  She’s one busy lady.
I wanted to go with a treat to fit our series.  I had several choices: White Chocolate Spice Cookies, Nut Clusters, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mallow Bars or Grandma’s Hundred Dollar Fudge.  Finally, I decided on Cookies in a Jar because it never hurts to have a quick homemade gift for teachers, neighbors, etc.  This time of year I think people enjoy getting something that doesn’t have to be eaten right away.  This mix could easily be saved until a cold January evening when the recipient is craving a warm, delicious cookie without much work.
Cookies in a Jar | Crumbs and Chaos #Christmas
Another reason I was drawn to this idea is that I have a serious love for glass jars of any kind.  Seriously, that’s what my cupboard is full of – I use them as drinking glasses, for measuring liquids, as vases, for storing anything and everything and also for gifting snack mixes, freshly roasted coffee beans, etc.  You can make as many of these as you need.  You will be using quart jars for this, preferably wide mouth.  If you need a few, your local Goodwill is a great place to find them for pretty cheap.  If your lids are nice, you can decorate these simply with a ribbon.  You can also put fabric or wrapping paper under the lid ring before screwing it on.  Printable instructions to include with the jar follow the recipe below.
2 cups FLOUR
1/2 teaspoon BAKING SODA
1/4 teaspoon SALT
3/4 cup BROWN SUGAR, packed
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Put flour mixture in the bottom of a quart jar.  Layer the rest of the ingredients as listed above.
I made three different kinds – one with M&Ms and chocolate chips, one with Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips and one with chocolate chips and toffee bits.  The ones that I actually baked had Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips and chocolate chips – that was a winning combination for sure!


Click on the instructions above to print them out to include with each jar.
Recipe Source:  Mom’s Crazy Cooking

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  1. Cookies in a Jar, what a great gift idea for holiday giving. It is fun cooking with you at the SRC, have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  2. You lucky girl, you got Tina’s blog – she’s one of my favorite foodies!! I love her cookies in a jar and this is such a great pick for SRC!

  3. I totally love this idea! It’s exactly the kind of gift I’d love to receive. And so cute!

  4. look amazing and beauty!!

  5. great idea really, gorgeous to look at too.

  6. I’m doing cookie jars for my son’s teachers this year. Can’t wait!

  7. This is so perfect for December SRC. Those are so nice to give as gifts!!

  8. I think a few of these jars would be nice to have at home for spur-of-the-moment cookies. Beautiful jars :)

  9. This is a fantastic idea, I’m definately going to do some of these as gifts from my son.

  10. These look amazing, love the printables too.

    Thanks for sharing on Holiday Treats week, be sure to come back tomorrow to share more, it will be up all week.

    PS: I also posted about this on FB.

  11. I’m glad I’m not the only one hoarding glass jars at my house! I had to start hiding them from my husband so he wouldn’t make fun of me! This is such a cute idea for the holidays. Yay SRC!

  12. I have always wanted to do this for gifts! Love the idea.. Glad to be a part of SRC with you! Check out my Shrimp & Artichoke Tapenade Crostini recipe from this month’s reveal. Happy eating!

  13. We made up a bunch of these this year too! We did crushed candy canes and M&Ms in the mix. It is our favorite now!

  14. How fun! These are great! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays

  15. So awesome!! I’m glad I found you! I am for sure “pinning ” this post so I can remember these for next year’s Christmas! (or throughout the year too!)

    Leanne @ because (I think) I can

  16. Great idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind for sure. Love how pretty the jars look. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  17. Our cupboards probably look preeeeeetty similar! I think I have glass jars and mason jars in every size and shape. If you open a cupboard too fast, random clanky little tin lids might come crashing down on you. Anyway! LOVE these, love love love them!

  18. Oh great idea for next year, I am too far behind to even think about it for this year:(

  19. I love these kinds of gifts! I also love the colors in this particular jar with the pinkish/red chips! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  20. Cookies In a Jar are one of my favorite gifts to give!

  21. I love these! Thanks for sharing and the printables!

  22. I’ve always wondered how to do these. Thanks for sharing

  23. So, so cute. I just love them for a gift idea.

  24. That is such an awesome gift idea! Please stop by and link up with our Crafty Christmas Gifts

  25. CUTE!! I love taking people cookies at Chrismtas but this way they can make the cookies when they are hungry =-) I am your newest follower. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
    Merry Christmas,

  26. Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing. I hopped over from Fun Stuff Fridays.

  27. I share your LOVE of jars and tho- I have never made any, have always admired these gifts in a jar! This one is beautiful ♥

  28. Those look so fun and festive! Great job! I like the idea of cookies in a jar because everyone is so overwhelmed with goodies at the holidays; this way they can bake them in February when all the yummies are gone! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  29. Thanks for linking up to Must Try Monday. I agree…Tina’s blog is wonderful! I have been dying to get into SRC…maybe someday ;).

  30. cookies in a jar are the greatest! love them! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  31. These are always such a great idea, and they look so cute! Love it!
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