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M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar – With Free Printable Recipe Tag

Today I wanted to share this M&M Christmas Cookie Mix In a Jar gift idea. It is super easy to put together and the best part is that you probably have most if not all of the supplies in your kitchen already!

Every year, I face the dilemma of trying to figure out Christmas gifts for people that I don’t know that well but want to give a little something to. Maybe it’s a coworker, a teacher or a distant relative.

It’s also really nice to have something on hand when someone unexpectedly gives you a present. Having some easy DIY gifts ready to go can help you avoid an awkward “oh but I didn’t get you anything” situation.

This year I decided to put together a bunch of M&M Cookie Mix in a jar kits. They are very easy to put together and you probably have most of the ingredients already in your kitchen cabinets.

I also just have to add that these make really good cookies. I made not one but two batches earlier this week with the intention of photographing them for this post… but my husband got to them first!

At the bottom of this post you’ll find the free printable recipe tag that goes along with it.

Feel free to download and print as many recipe tags as you would like. However, please do not edit or sell the tags or the completed jars. This gift idea was intended for personal use only.

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How long does cookie mix in a jar last?

If the ingredients you used to assemble your jars were fresh, meaning they weren’t set to expire any time soon, and your jar is sealed tightly, they should last for up to 6 months. But with M&M cookies that taste this good, I don’t expect that you’ll wait that long to make them!

What will the recipient need to bake the cookies?

Almost all of the ingredients are included in this jar. However, the cookie mix recipient will need one egg, 4 tablespoons of butter and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

What size mason jar should you use?

For this particular recipe, you will need to use a pint size glass jar. I have seen a ton of quart size cookie mix instructions floating around the internet.

While these are great for one off gifts, I wanted to create a recipe for a pint size jar, which is a bit smaller than the quart so that they would be better suited for making multiples.

Whether you need a favor for a holiday party, or want to make a bunch to give out as gifts to a large group of friends, family members, co-workers etc, these pint size jars would in my opinion, be a better size.

How many cookies will this recipe make?

This recipe will make about 8-10 delicious M&M cookies!

Supplies needed to put together one cookie mix in a jar:

  • Pint size glass jar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&Ms
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ribbon, string or twine
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock or kraft paper to print the recipe tags
  • Free printable recipe tags (the download link is located at the bottom of this post).

I would definitely recommend washing out your jar with soap and water prior to filling it with ingredients. Just make sure to dry the inside very well or the flour and sugar will end up sticking to the sides.

Directions to put together one M&M Christmas cookie in a jar kit:

For the first layer, combine 3/4 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a large mixing bowl.

Pour the mixture into the jar and pat the bottom of the jar to ensure the layer is as level as possible.

Next, measure out 1/4 cup packed brown sugar and add it to the jar.

For the third layer, add in 1/3 cup of granulated sugar.

Finally, pour in 1/2 cup of red and green M&Ms and screw back on the lid tightly.

jar without lid

Cut off a piece of ribbon and tie it around the jar lid, leaving a bit hanging off to tie on the tag. I used thin red ribbon I picked up from my local craft store. Feel free to use any type of ribbon, string or twine that you would like!

Download the free printable recipe tags from the link at the bottom of this post. The tags are designed to print on an 8.5×11 inch piece of paper.

I wanted to go for a more rustic look so I printed out the labels on kraft paper. However, you can also print on white cardstock, or any other type of paper that you would like.

8 tags will print per page and when trimmed will measure approximately 2×3 inches. This is the paper cutter that I am currently using on all of my projects and I can definitely recommend it!

Once your tags are cut out, punch a hole in the top of each tag and tie onto the jar.

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And that’s all there is to the Christmas cookie mix in a jar! Happy Holidays!

Yield: 1 jar

M&M Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

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This DIY M&M Christmas cookie mix in a jar is a quick and easy gift you can put together using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! The free printable recipe tags are located at the bottom of this post.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Pint size glass jars
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&Ms
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ribbon, string or twine
  • Cardstock
  • Decorative paper (optional)
  • Printable recipe tags (located at the bottom of this post)


  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch


  1. Wash out your glass jar with soap and water. Make sure to dry the inside really well, or the ingedients will stick to the edges.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour the flour/baking soda/salt mixture into your pint size glass jar. Gently pat the bottom of the jar with your hand to make sure that the flour mixture is level.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar as the next layer.
  5. Measure out 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and add to the top
  6. Add 1/2 cup red and green M&Ms to the jar on top of the granulated sugar.
  7. Print out the recipe tags and tie to the jar using ribbon, string or twine.

More Christmas themed mason jar crafts:

  • Mason Jar Santa Craft
    Follow this easy step by step tutorial on how to create a mason jar Santa. These jars would make great Christmas decorations for your home, or to fill with small treats and give out as gifts to friends or family members. All you need to create this craft is a mason jar, red and white acrylic paint, and black and gold felt.
  • Mason Jar Snowman Craft
    This tutorial shows you how to create this adorable mason jar snowman. The only supplies needed are some white acrylic paint and a paintbrush, black buttons, a small piece of ribbon and craft glue. This snowman would make a great holiday decoration to display around your home, or to give as gift.



Tuesday 25th of October 2022

Love it!!! I made my own festive tags and it was perfect!

Angela Duku

Saturday 9th of November 2019

I am able to give this pre ingredient M&M cookies to anyone as a Christmas gift.


Thursday 13th of December 2018

YUM! Such a good Christmas gift!


Thursday 13th of December 2018

Thanks! :)

Deborah Kosq

Saturday 1st of December 2018

I love making DIY craft presents and giving them as gifts. I love the M&M cookie jar idea. I am keeping this in mind for a friend who is a cookie fanatic.


Saturday 1st of December 2018

Me too! Giving something you made yourself can be so special!

adik miftakhur

Saturday 1st of December 2018

This is amazing, I would love to try it at home :)


Saturday 1st of December 2018

Thank you! Glad you like it!

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