Mason / Canning Jar Mix Recipes: Great for Christmas Gifts

Dry mixes in jars are classic. Besides being a great way to store mixes they also make very fun gifts. I’ve found the best approach to this is to line your jars up on the counter and get all of your dry ingredients out. Measure out one ingredient at a time and place that amount in each jar. Continue to layer until you are done.

Here are some good recipes to start with.


Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipe

By: Make it Do

This is so fun. This is a gift to give to others just before Christmas. Then they have the cookie mix needed to make cookies for Santa. You can find the recipe here: Cookies in a Jar Mix for Santa Recipe.


Snowman Cocoa Mix in a Jar Recipe

By: The Decorated Cookie

I couldn’t resist this one. Isn’t that snowman face on the marshmallow just precious? The cocoa would be the perfect companion to the Santa cookies too, wouldn’t it? Recipe and tutorial here: Snowman Cocoa Mix in a Jar Recipe.


Homemade Double Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar

By: Braised Anatomy

According to my brother, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without brownies. How dare anyone attempt to host a holiday function without brownies. He just may get this in his stocking this year. You can find the recipe here: Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies.


pancake mix in a jar

By: Good Life Eats

Pancakes are the best jar gift because everyone loves them and they are so versatile. Give someone the gift of pancake mix in a jar and then give them several smaller jars of different things to make the pancakes even more yummy like: blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins. You can find the recipe here: Pancake Mix in a Jar Recipe.


cake mix in a jar recipe

By: I Am Baker

Cake mix is another good basic recipe. And I promise, nothing beats homemade. Try it. I bet you’ll love it! Here is the recipe and instructions: Cake Mix in a Jar Recipe.


I had to add the sunshine cookies. They were just too cute to pass up. Look at that! You can get the recipe here: Recipe for Sunshine Cookies.



gingerbread scone mix in a jar


If you are looking for something a bit different then this gingerbread scone recipe should do the trick. The recipe and instructions can be found here: Gingerbread Scone Recipe Mix in a Jar.


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  1. Excellent ideas. I have tried out the double chocolate brownies and gingerbread scones and both are delicious. The link to the full recipe for the scones is incorrect, should be:

  2. I’m just loving all the ideas you have been sharing. Yay for glass mason jars!! Thanks!!

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