Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar
Yield: 24 cookies
For twice as many gifts, divide the dry mixture evenly between two pint-size (16-ounce) jars. If you do this, remember to cut the additional ingredient amounts in half and write your own instruction card rather than using the printable gift tags.

For those who enjoy the salty-sweet combination, a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt adds a little something special to the freshly baked cookies.


  • 2 cups (254g) all-purpose flour (see notes below for gluten-free option)
  • ½ cup (96g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups (255g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (32-ounce/quart-size) jar


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and pack firmly into a quart-size jar.
  2. Cover with the lid.
  3. If you prefer to make these cookies right away, there is no need to store to the ingredients in a jar first. Simply follow the instructions for a delicious batch of classic chocolate chip cookies!

Attach card with the following directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) softened butter until creamy. Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and beat until incorporated.
  3. Add the contents of the jar to the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix by hand until just combined.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until just set.
  7. Enjoy with a glass of milk, coffee, or tea! (Yield: 24 cookies)


Need a gluten-free cookie? A good gluten-free blend can be used 1:1 (I like King Arthur Flour’s Measure for Measure or my homemade blend). However, for an upgrade that erases the hint of grittiness that can be perceptible, replace 25% of the GF flour with super fine almond flour. So that is 1½ cups (190g) GF flour and ½ cup (56g) super fine almond flour. Even the gluten eaters will have no idea!

If making a half batch, use 6 tablespoons softened butter, 1 egg, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.

• I’ve also used the recipe to make a chocolate chip cookie pizza (see photo in post). To do this, spread the batter evenly over a pizza pan and bake at 350℉ for 15-17 minutes, or until just set in the center. I like to line the pan with parchment for easy removal; otherwise, grease or spray the pan. Once cooled, you may decorate with icing as you would a birthday cake. This recipe for Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is perfect.

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