A Great Gift: M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar

M&M Cookie Jar

Looking for the perfect budget friendly Christmas gift?  Well here is a cute and yummy yet simple idea we stumbled upon: M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar.


  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups mini baking M&M’s
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Combine the flour with baking soda and salt.  In a clean one liter sized glass jar layer the ingredients in the order given, starting with the brown sugar and ending with the flour mixture.

Attach a card with the following directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.  Using your hands work in ¾ cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Beat one egg with one teaspoon vanilla extract.  Work this into the flour mixture until well combined.  Dough will be a little crumbly.  Shape dough into one inch size balls and place two inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Slightly flatten the balls with the palm of your hand.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.  Remove cookies to a rack to cool.  Makes about two dozen cookies.

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