DIY Christmas Gift – Easy Mason Jar Cookies

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DIY Christmas Gift - Easy Mason Jar Cookies

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a holiday event at the ALDI Test Kitchen in Chicago. We had such a great time, and I came home with a ton of great holiday entertaining ideas, including this idea for the perfect DIY Christmas gift – easy mason jar cookies! These cookies are so quick to put together, and better yet, they are delicious. If you’re looking for an easy DIY Christmas gift idea, give these cookies a try! You won’t be disappointed.

DIY Christmas Gift – Easy Mason Jar Cookies

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Making this DIY Christmas gift is such a snap – literally. You can make one from start to finish in about five minutes. Just pick up your favorite boxed cake mix. At ALDI, you can find a wide range of mixes from gluten-free mixes, to organic mixes, to the regular ole boxes. You’ll need about 2/3 of a box per jar, so buy two boxes and make three jars! But the delicious twist to these DIY Mason jar cookies is the add-ins!

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Add three to four kinds of whatever mix-ins as you want and go crazy with your ideas! We had an entire table of mix-ins to choose from at the ALDI Test Kitchen. I chose chocolate chips, pecans, chopped sea salted caramels, and dried cranberries. But you could add whatever floats YOUR boat, including oats, crushed candy canes, marshmallows, coconut, crushed cookies, caramel bits, walnuts, almonds, white chocolate chips – your only limit is your imagination. Use enough mix-ins to fill up your jar to the top, which I found to be about 2 cups total.

DIY Christmas Gift – Easy Mason Jar Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces cake mix of your choice (2 boxes of cake mix will make 3 jars)
  • 1¾- 2 cups mix-ins per jar. Mix-ins can be dried fruit, nuts, candy, chocolate chips etc.
Instructions
To make the jar:
  1. Put 16 ounces (2 cups) cake mix in a mason jar
  2. Add 3-4 different mix-ins (around ½ cup each or 2 cups total)
To bake:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Add 3 eggs & ⅓ cup oil.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

After you’ve filled your mason jar, tie a pretty ribbon, raffia, or sisal rope around your jar. Add a cute label, and you’re done!

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Who doesn’t like cookies? But with all of the indulgence during this time of year, I think it would be really nice to have a treat you can make another time – like January 15 when you’ve given up on your resolution to diet. {I jest, I jest}. To bake your cookies – just add 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, until golden.
ENJOY!!
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Who doesn’t like cookies? But with all of the indulgence during this time of year, I think it would be really nice to have a treat you can make another time – like January 15 when you’ve given up on your resolution to diet. {I jest, I jest}. To bake your cookies – just add 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of oil. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, until golden.
ENJOY!!

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What mix-ins would you add to these cookies? I’d love to hear.

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