M&M Cookies In A Jar


Child-friendly, fun craft gift, M&M Cookies in a Jar is perfect for teacher gifts, Secret Santa or stocking stuffers! For a holiday touch, use M&M-brand chocolate candies in seasonal colors.

Our free printable gift tag carries out the M&M-brand theme! Bold and bright, this two-sided tag comes in three lively colors. Print and fold to create this colorful gift-in-a-jar.

Includes free printable gift tags.


wide-mouth quart (4-cup) canning jars with lid and rings
1 1⁄4 cup
1 1⁄4 cup
m&m-brand chocolate candies
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon
baking powder


1. Mix together flour, soda and baking powder. Layer sugar, M&M-brand candies and flour mixture in quart-size canning jars. Pack firmly.

[Hint for FoodSaver brand vacuum sealer owners: use the jar sealing attachment to seal jars for longer storage.]

2. Cut appropriate amount of 7-inch circles from cotton fabric. Top each jar with fabric circle, and tie with ribbon.

3. Print two copies of our free printable M&Ms Cookies gift tag with recipe instructions. Cut gift tags apart and attach to ribbon.


Recipe Instructions (include on gift tag):

Empty jar of cookie mix into mixing bowl; blend thoroughly.

Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until completely blended.

Roll into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until edges are lightly browned, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Cool on cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.