Day 5 – Cookies in a Jar

Day 5 of The Pink Whisk Christmas and these make, yet another, lovely gift!  Who could resist?  I’ve even rounded up some gorgeous jar labels and tags for you from the oh so fabulous Michelle Lancaster of Wink Design x


You will need:

A 500ml jar – Kilner, jam jar whatever you can lay your hands on

Christmas Ribbon

Jar labels and Swing Tags with full baking instructions for the lucky recipient.  Click on the links then just print them off and cut them out!

For each jar:-

75g plain flour

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

75g soft light brown sugar

60g oats


50g dark chocolate chips and 50g fudge chunks for the Choc Chip Fudge version


50g white chocolate chips and 50g dried cranberries for the Cranberry & White Choc version

These are the extra ingredients needed to make up the cookies and the cooking directions – they’re on the printable swing tags, link above.

To make your own batch of 12 cookies, you will need: 1 x Jar of Cookie Mix 1 egg, large 2 tbsps vegetable or sunflower oil 1. Preheat the oven to 180c ( fan)/200c/ GM5. 2. Line a baking tray with paper or grease well. 3. Empty the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl. 4. Add the egg and oil and stir well. 5. Roll into balls approx. 3cm in diameter or dollop spoonfuls on to the baking paper, spaced well apart. 6. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. 7. Eat and Enjoy

Jars at the ready…

Make yourself a paper funnel – fairly slim so it will fit down inside your jar.  Using the funnel stops specks of flour and ingredients from clinging to the side of the jar and obscuring the layering effect.

Down the funnel goes the flour, followed by the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.

Give the jar a gentle shake to level it off.

Next down the funnel is the soft light brown sugar.

This needs to be compacted down – spoons are tricky to position inside the jar so you may need something slim (cake release spray cannister to the rescue!)

Concentrate on tamping down the edges where it meets the jar.

Next is the choc chips, followed by the fudge chunks – try and encourage them to pile up around the edge of the jar with a slight well in the centre.

Now its the turn of the oats, you may need to compact them down as you fill to get them all in.

Beautiful – now on with the lid!

You can make all sorts of versions just by changing the 50g choc chips and 50g fudge chunks to whatever you fancy – Michelle’s even done us a blank label to write your flavour on – M&M’s, Pecan and Sultana – what’s your favourite cookie?

Print off the labels onto sticker paper and the swing tags onto card – they have full baking instructions on there.

Cut em out!

  String up the tags with pretty Christmas ribbon and then dress up your jars!

And if you were wondering what sort of cookies these make take a look at these beauties!

But before I pop off to bake up tomorrow’s recipe please nip along and take a look at Michelle’s designs available through Not on The High

Cookies in a Jar!

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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564 Responses to Day 5 – Cookies in a Jar

  1. Dominique Lapointe says:

    Such a beautiful gift Great idea

  2. Love cookies in a jar what a wonderful gift! And so attractive in the glass.

  3. Gail Bedford says:

    What a great idea x

  4. Mairi says:

    Wow, what a difference having nice labels and tags, I did cakes in a jar last year and they went down a treat, will definitely give these a go, the choc chip and fudge sounds amazing x

  5. Love these jars, they look so pretty as gifts x

  6. I made something like this for Christmas presents last year – people loved them.

  7. suzette says:

    such an impressive and novel idea…

  8. Leanda Saunders says:

    Brilliant gift idea x

  9. Rebecca Blake says:

    Amazingly simple and beautiful Christmas gift. Very effective

  10. Sally Tattersfield says:

    Fab 🙂

  11. Catherine says:

    Amazing! My hampers are going to be awesome!! Thank you x

  12. Nicola Smaller says:

    These look like a great idea for children too

  13. Nicola Thomas says:

    What a brilliant idea, these will make a lovely christmas gift.x

  14. wendy daniels says:

    lovely idea for a present

  15. Sue Saunders says:

    Fabulous – great for school craft fairs but now I’m thinking might make some as Xmas presents – shame I can’t really practically give one of my hen’s eggs with it!

  16. Emily Mills says:

    Great idea.

  17. gemma collins says:

    Great idea. cant wait to try.

  18. Clare says:

    love it 🙂

  19. Silvia says:

    What a nice recipe, must try it!

  20. Penny Mitchell says:

    Fantastic, don’t they look pretty? Thanks very much for the swing tag and labels too. I saw similar layered jars of cookie mix in a posh deli and couldn’t believe it was £15 to make 12 cookies the same as this!!


  21. caroline says:

    Defo making these! x

  22. Joanne says:

    Another great gift idea Ruth. The labels are great. here i come!

  23. Natalie says:

    I made some of these for a Christmas Fair last weekend! Went down a treat! x

  24. Sue says:

    Another brilliant idea. Where do you get them from? X

  25. Claire carter says:

    Oh my! Well done- Christmas sorted then. 🙂

  26. Angharad says:

    A great idea. The gorgeous labels and tags make them
    look really special.

  27. Carol Coles says:

    Fantastic Idea Ruth!

  28. Zodius says:

    Such beautiful presents. I’d never have thought of making my own for gifts, but I think this might be just what a couple of reluctant friends need to get bitten by the baking bug. Thanks

  29. Fiona McQueen says:

    wow what a great idea

  30. Kirstie phillipson says:

    What an excellent idea especially for people with kids they can have family time in the kitchen with this present 🙂

  31. Emma Manley says:

    Oh yum, these are great! Family xmas pressies sorted!!

  32. Linda says:

    Pure dead brilliant 🙂

  33. Claire says:

    This is a fantastic idea, thanks ruth I’ve been looking for a decent cookie jar recipe for my hampers and now I’ve found it 🙂

  34. I made some of these jars – didn’t look as good as yours tho! 🙂 x

  35. Jaki King says:

    What a fabulous idea for a gift x

  36. Jamie Gash says:

    Wow! How many times do you see something in the shop and think “I could make that!” especially after you look at the price label.

    So much more rewarding to give the same gift made by your own fair hands!

  37. Jodi says:

    Looks a yummy recipe ;0)

  38. I used to do these in a small batter bowl when I worked for Pampered Chef! Its a fab idea!! X

  39. Molly says:

    I love these as presents. Sadly I gave these out to my friends last year and they still haven’t used them. Great idea though (think it just depends on the person)

  40. Fran says:

    I love this idea! Such a fab gift – and the labels are wonderful too. This is definitely worth putting together for xmas pressies.

  41. Jo says:

    Fabulous Christmas gift for teachers! Thank you, & labels too!! You think of everything Ruth!! X

  42. LOL fab idea – might do this for my boys ! both keen cooks in training ( by me ) …

  43. Nikki Clark says:

    Fantastic idea!

  44. Sharon Carleton says:

    what a fabulous idea – lovely !!

  45. Emma H says:

    It’s a lovely idea. I just wonder how many people would appreciate it as a gift. I guess that people who don’t normally bake might find it an easy way to start.

  46. Gemma says:

    I’d be chuffed if I found one of these under my tree 🙂

  47. Sally Campbell says:

    How lovely,what a great idea! Thanks again Ruth! 🙂

  48. Penny Hankey says:

    I saw something similar at a Christmas Fayre at the weekend – costing £8.99! You could tie on a small wooden spoon round the neck of the jar as well. The swing tags and labels finish them off beautifully, thank you Ruth!

  49. ~Lucy~ says:

    Ooh, very nice … Seriously thinking that a “cookies in a jar” gift may be just what I need to finish off a gift for a friend who is just starting to experiment with cooking/baking – even she could manage this!!

  50. Corinna Mazzotta says:

    I did this for a friend who insisted that she couldn’t cook a couple of years ago. She was so thrilled when she took her batch of cookies from the oven that she now bakes all the time!
    Such a lovely gift!

  51. Laura C. Martin says:

    My grand daughters would love this, they are keen bakers

  52. Helen Jacob-Lloyd says:

    Great Idea!

  53. hannah says:

    They look fantastic, I think they will make great pressies for kids & adults alike, brilliant, thanks!

  54. Scott Walliss says:

    What a great idea. I love cookies!

  55. Emma Lodge says:

    Great idea. Could give these for childrens gifts with a little wooden spoon

  56. Janet Burns says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  57. Claudine Kelly says:

    Just the type of present I would love to get. I will definitely be making a few of those to give as presents. I might even make one for myself!

  58. Kate Ward says:

    Fabulous idea! x

  59. mair owen says:

    Lovely looking presents and useful too.

  60. Kath Dumbleton says:

    What a fantastic idea, will need to start saving jars 🙂

  61. Denise S says:

    perfect gift for my secret santa at work to add that extra touch , thanks.

  62. Victoria says:

    Thank you for the tip of making a funnel with paper. I need to try it!

  63. traceyh says:

    fab idea, they look great.
    if someone gave one to me as a gift, i would be over the moon.
    love them xx

  64. Claire Shurrock says:

    Love this idea!! X

  65. Lesley says:

    What a fiendishly clever idea! Love the tags and labels, they just make it.

  66. Lesley G says:

    Brilliant idea!! Thank you

  67. Amelia Kennedy says:

    They look divine and I bet they taste it too!

  68. Chrissie Brennan says:

    Have baked cookies in a jar for church fete, used different jars, these ones have given me more ideas,Thanks Ruth

  69. Jo Henderson says:

    These look great! would love to make them with the kids : )

  70. Diana Tucker says:

    Fabulous idea for my foodie christmas gift list. so many things to make/bake and then gift.

  71. PaulS says:

    What a great idea!

  72. Shela Cain-Forret says:

    Looks delish even unbaked in the jar!

  73. Clare says:

    LOVE this! 🙂

  74. Steven K says:

    Mmm cookies!

  75. cathy says:

    love the tags will make a great present for my cooking mad sister in law 🙂

  76. kirsty hazlewood says:

    Oh wow that looks amazing, a very good gift for anyone i think 🙂

  77. Bernice says:

    Moring Ruth,
    These are a fab idea. The local gift shop near where I work sells something similar to these but not as pretty. They cost a fortune so thanks for a brilliant recipe idea x.

  78. Michelle Warren says:

    These are fantastic! Ive been wanting to make some of these for years, but never really known how to go about doing them. Thanks ruth! xxx

  79. Paul says:

    Great idea!

  80. Sinead says:

    I just made some of these yesterday! But to another recipe 🙁

  81. Susan Crosswaite says:

    Great idea!

  82. Kerrie Heath says:

    Lovely gift idea.

  83. Jess Bleeze says:

    Lovely idea x

  84. Helen Huxley says:

    Fantastic idea going to give them as teacher gifts

  85. Rose says:

    Those cookies are fantastic – favourite with my work colleagues. Great Christmas present idea!

  86. Sandy says:

    These are such a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to show my friend them….Thanks, I just love your website!

  87. Rachael says:

    These look fab, I think I will be having a go of these for Xmas presents

  88. Caroline Praed says:

    Wonderful idea!
    [And our chickens are taking a rest from laying, too. Jane Austen had one of her characters recommending feeding the chickens minced beef to keep them laying over winter, but we’ve never tried it!]

  89. fiona says:

    Oh going to steal that idea. Great.

  90. Gavin says:

    Love cookies. Thank you.

  91. kirsty meredith says:

    What a lovely idea looks fab!

  92. Barbara Millard says:

    Ooh! Now there’s a thought…….(raids cupboard for kilner jars)

  93. Rosie says:

    Secret Santa present sorted!! Thanks Ruth 🙂

  94. Mo Silverman says:

    Great idea!

  95. Janice Davison says:

    This would be a lovely present that is really unique to you.

  96. Sue Harte says:

    Very pretty – love the recipe and the labels!

  97. Richard says:

    Think I’ll just make myself a batch!

  98. Mark Whittaker says:

    Adore this idea, gets the kids to be creative too

  99. Kirsty Cluett says:

    I’m sooo happy you have done this!

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for ages to do for my sister-in-law! Thank you!

  100. Mariel Pereira says:

    Looks lovely!

  101. Natanya says:

    What a very clever idea! A gift to get people baking. Thank y ou

  102. Maria says:

    homemade presents are the best

  103. Elizabeth Kent says:

    A wonderful idea. Similar to one that my grandchildren did for their teachers last Christmas.

  104. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    What a fabulously great gift idea

  105. Kate Leonard says:

    What a fab idea. Think I might make some of these for teacher presents.

  106. kelly harper says:

    these love scrummy, going to try these and give them as gifts. thanks & Merry xmas

  107. Joanne Mapp says:

    What a great idea.

  108. Karen says:

    Something else to add to my secret santa x

  109. Laura says:

    They look lovely

  110. sharon says:

    more shopping,less housework!!

  111. Gemma Samanta says:

    Amazing gift idea, though think the first person getting a gift of these will be me!! The cookies look yummy

  112. Janet says:

    Such pretty jars!

  113. tasmina says:

    fantastic idea…i love cookies.x

  114. Alana Walker says:

    Lovely idea, putting it on my ‘to-do’ list.x

  115. Glenn Hutton says:

    Great idea!

  116. Claire says:

    Just how many more brilliant ideas have you got Ruth?!! These are fab-u-lous!

  117. Rachel Hancock says:

    Brilliant idea!!! love it!

  118. Rach Woodcock says:

    I will certainly be trying this!

  119. Georgina says:

    Lovely idea

  120. tamara says:

    brilliant idea!

  121. Charley Foulds says:

    Such a lovely and unique gift, never seen anything like it before!

  122. Liz says:

    They look great!

  123. Leanne Fawcett says:

    These are a fab idea!! I would love this as a pressie and I know a few people who would love these too!! Will certainly be giving some of these out at christmas.

  124. Vicky says:

    Fabulous idea. Thank you.

  125. Richard says:

    I did something like this a couple of years ago but they didn’t look anywhere near as good as these do. I found it too hard to give them away though. I’d just end up baking them myself, eating half and giving the rest as a present (in a smaller box mind…)

  126. julie dixon says:

    another fab addition for a hamper – thank you x

  127. Lucy Birks says:

    A great idea, perfect for my sister whose not a great cook!

  128. Leanne says:

    I’m afraid I’d probably end up keeping this gift for myself!! Lovely idea 🙂

  129. Amanda says:

    What a great idea!!

  130. Lucy Spencer-Watkins says:

    love all these Christmas gift ideas 😀

  131. sam smith says:

    i think these are a really good idea and are great gifts xx

  132. Clare F Wood says:

    great gift

  133. magsb says:

    Gorgeous looking cookies and a useful jar to refill later.

  134. Natalie Lee says:

    MMmm Gorgeous!

  135. Loops says:

    *sqeeeeeee* so cute with the little labels and ribbons 🙂

  136. Tracy Nixon says:

    Great idea! An alternative to sweeties in a jar!

  137. claire woods says:

    Love this idea.

  138. Leanne Tory says:

    Love the idea and the beautiful ribbon

  139. Ive always wondered how these work 😉

  140. Liz Warner says:

    These make a fab gift – made some last year with the kids & they gave them to their school friends!

  141. Katrina Foley says:

    What a novel idea I love homemade presents 🙂

  142. Philippa says:

    Perfect for Cookie Monsters everywhere!

  143. Katie says:

    What a brilliant idea – I have bought my niece a baking set and will make her one of these to go along with it!

  144. Donna Fleming says:

    wow,what a great idea,i will definately be making some of these for gifts.

  145. Laura H says:

    Such a fabulous idea that I most definitely will use! Such a big help, you truly are inspirational Ruth!

  146. Sarah Keeble says:

    What an absolutely fabulous idea. Now just got to decide who I could make these for other than myself.

  147. Such a beautiful gift idea

  148. Christina Curtis says:

    I love these

  149. Claire says:

    Great idea, TVM

  150. Laura Thomson says:

    Nice idea, just have to decide who to give it to…

  151. Michelle Leonard says:

    Fab idea! Will make great teacher gifts & the boys can make the labels 🙂

  152. Danielle says:

    So creative, and so many different variations you could do. Oat and raisin for me, I think!

  153. Debbie says:

    Great idea!

  154. Harriet Cannon says:

    Lovely, thanks, that’s teachers’ presents sorted!

  155. andrea says:

    Great idea my daughter will loves this xx

  156. sarah says:

    Beautiful x

  157. abigail edkins says:

    Absolutely wonderful gift idea, I will defo be trying it, thank you lovely

  158. Barrie Phillips says:

    Such a beautiful gift

  159. Margot Cox says:

    This is a definate for some of my friends, thank you for such a great present idea x

  160. Hannah Oneill says:

    I’ve given these as gifts before, they are a great idea!

  161. Karlyn says:

    Had thought about doing something like this and now have no excuse as you’ve made it all so easy especially with the lovely labels too! Thankyou!

  162. liz denial says:

    a lovely idea

  163. Leigh Larkin says:

    This is a great idea. Seen people do it with Xmas cake before but this is lovely. 🙂

  164. Anna Tuckett says:

    Wonderful idea!

  165. Janet Powell says:

    I had something similar last year from my brother & sister in law. the recipe was slightly different but I still thought “what a FAB idea” & who doesn’t need a kilner jar? It’s DEF something I’m doing for my cooking buddies this year. Great Tags & ribbons.

  166. Eileen Pashute says:

    What a wonderful idea for a present – love it xx

  167. Laura Birkin says:

    What a great gift idea! I’ve not seen those before! x

  168. Lisa Fuller says:

    What a fab gift idea 🙂

  169. Alison says:

    What a fab idea!! You are a clever old bean Ruth!!

  170. Alexandra says:

    OOh love home made gifts, not only does it mean i get to make something, but it means I can give it away and make someone else happy and still fit in my jeans! Lovely idea as always.

  171. Karen Shuttleworth says:

    What a great idea, I’ll make my godson one of these when he’s old enough!

  172. Jen Boucher says:

    Lovely idea!

  173. Elaine Baldwin says:

    Fantastic idea and the cookies look great x

  174. Lianne Grantham says:

    These would make such lovely and thoughtful gifts. You have such fab baking ideas.

  175. k dunn says:

    lovely gift idea for kids to make!

  176. Cheryl Dudfield says:

    Great idee for teachers presents, might even give one to the Postie 🙂

  177. Ann Weir says:

    fantastic idea! 🙂

  178. Lorraine Johnson says:

    What a lovely gift idea

  179. Elaine Davies says:

    Think I might make these for the Xmas fair.

  180. Karen Evans says:

    <3 the labels, so festive

  181. Emily says:

    Just lovely. I might make these for myself so when the mood takes me everything is already all weighed out!

  182. Georgia McAllister says:

    This is a lovely idea.

  183. louise smith says:

    I love this idea, so wholesome and thrifty! 🙂

  184. love it. my sons play school wouuld love this idea for their Christmas fund raiser.

  185. Elizabeth Buttle says:

    Lol! I was in Ike last night buying jars to do exactly this with! Thanks for another great recipie 🙂

  186. Jodie Innes says:

    Love this idea!

  187. Sarah Hutton says:

    Teachers pressies sorted! – Thanks Ruth x

  188. Lynne Donnelly says:

    Lovely stocking filler idea.

  189. Kathryn says:

    How perfect I was thinking of giving these as gifts to my friends this Christmas! Thanks Ruth

  190. Andrea Burke says:

    I love the “Day 5- cookies in a jar” and i think it will make a very thoughtful gift for teachers, so defy gonna help my 6-year old daughter to fill ’em up. 😉
    PS: Your “zingy lemon curd” went really well as a gift at the end of school year.
    Thanks for making our lives much easier, Ruth. 😀

  191. Amanda scott says:

    Started preparing to make these for teachers gifts – got a great deal in Kilner type jars from tesco £1.50 each

  192. Emily Fraser says:

    These look so good! Would make such a nice present 🙂

  193. Chloe Hocking says:

    I should totally make my Mum one so she can bake something while I’m overseas at Uni. She misses my baking whilst I’m gone so at least this would tide her over until I got back 😉

  194. Lauren says:

    So simple yet so effective, I made cookies as gifts last year, this idea is great and less time consuming 🙂 x

  195. Trish says:

    I’m going to make these with my daughter during the holidays

  196. Julie Picton says:

    Fab gift idea

  197. Sue Hunt says:

    What a brilliant idea, I’d love to receive one myself!

  198. Kathy says:

    Wow what a simple idea for a lovely gift. I’ve got loads of teachers and helpers to sort presents for, this looks like a great idea!

  199. Geegee says:

    The ideal gift for so many people.

  200. lesley-anne burnett says:

    Really want to make these. look great!

  201. Eleanor says:

    Wow, what a hamper this is turning into! – And this idea for cookies in a jar is brilliant 🙂

  202. Georgina Gilchrist says:

    Brilliant gift idea!

  203. Jules H says:

    Love your recipe for the cookies – it sounds scrummy! Have done this sort of thing before but this recipe sounds better than the one I did! Thanks Ruth!

  204. Alison Damant says:

    What a great pressie!

  205. Dawn Lightwood says:

    Love love love these 🙂

  206. Dawn says:

    What a lovely gift!

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  209. Lynne Pirie says:

    These look lovely, wish I’d thought of using a funnel when I made these last year.

  210. Annie says:


  211. Those labels are amazing and make these look likeprofessional gifts!

  212. Sarah says:

    What a beautiful idea!

  213. Vicky Parkes says:

    I am so making these up this weekend! Love them! xxx

  214. Sadie says:

    What awesome timing! I am making something similar for a secret Santa present today!

  215. Lin Young says:

    Absolutely brilliant – off to Ikea for some jars and teenage daughter wants to make some for school friends – love love love them – thank you !!!

  216. lucy says:

    What a totally fabby idea!

  217. Nikk Malee says:

    The excitement is building 🙂

  218. Wow these are fab – I am already sorted for gifts this year but will start saving large jars ready for next year!!

  219. Gemma Clark says:

    How Fab!! are these 🙂 loving them xx

  220. Michelle kelly says:

    what a fabulous gift!

  221. Jasmine says:

    What a wonderful idea!

  222. caroline longdon says:

    What an amazing idea. Especially for people who’s kids like to cook.
    I’d definitely like one under my tree!

  223. Debbie says:

    I hope my jars turn out as posh as these! Still – as long as the cookies taste good …

  224. fiona says:

    Lovely idea – def be trying these!

  225. Debbie Bird says:

    cookies yummmy!

  226. kirsty says:

    so want to make these!!!!
    think im going jar shopping at the weekend 🙂

  227. Kate Dyball says:

    Love it. Now going to get some jars. Great presents for budding bakers. Thanks xx

  228. mel k says:

    These look fb, I’ve never seen anything like them before

  229. Susan Bowe says:

    Awesome Christmas gift

  230. Jo Worrall says:

    Love it just love it, am totally making these for wee Christmas stocking fillers love it! xx

  231. Victoria says:

    What a lovely idea.

  232. Rachael G says:

    These look fantastic and so professional too. Bet they work out far cheaper that the ready made ones that the shops sell!

  233. Judith Tomkinson says:

    Brilliant – ideal pressie for my Sister this Christmas.

  234. nicola says:

    these are lovely, made something similar for my sister last year and she loved them! The hamper is amazing too, hope I win!!!!!

  235. joanne says:

    I love this idea!!! I always do a unique gift for my sister, I think this year it will be this one!!!!

  236. Edna Grant says:

    What a lovely idea for a present.We just finished of a recipe for life cook book and this is giving us ideas for next year !

  237. Chris says:

    Found some kilner jars stored in my Dad’s shed, so now have a good use for them.

  238. Angela Nicholson says:

    Chocolate chip and fudge!!!!!! I WANT SOME NOW!

  239. Heather Hodgson says:

    What a great idea!

  240. Larry H says:

    Love cookies!

  241. Kieran says:

    great idea

  242. Jo says:

    You are such a star. I was planning on doing some of these for Christmas gifts, you have just made my task SO much easier. Thank you xx

  243. Georgia Davey says:

    What a brilliant idea, I can feel a home made christmas coming on.

  244. Hannah says:

    what a lovely idea for presents! might have to make some festive ones 🙂

  245. Joanne says:

    What a clever and unique idea – will definately be putting these together! Thanks.

  246. Ashli Robertson says:

    These luck yummy, just took up home cooking and will certainly be adding these to my scrap book! xxx

  247. Emma says:

    Great idea!

  248. Sue McGrath says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you brilliant idea

  249. Jennifer says:

    These look fantastic! I will do some and give them to friends with a box of my hens’ eggs…

  250. Lynetta says:

    This hamper is going to be the PERFECT christmas gift, whoever wins it (she says crossing her fingers and toes, shuts eyes and making a wish)

  251. Nicky Knight says:

    Fab! This is on my to do list…I wondered if they’d include jar size, as I figured too much space = not layered any more, and 3 jars wouldn’t have the same effect! Lol 🙂

  252. Ann says:

    Ruth am I doing something wrong along the way? I cannot see my comment for yesterday I am positive I entered………or are my old eye deceiving me lol? I have entered todays just now.x

  253. Mrs P says:

    Great gift for a 10 year old girl who loves cooking!

  254. lovely – but whne I give a gifts I’ll probably be roped in to help make them – with a few glasses of wine along the way so will be fun!

  255. Rhonda says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  256. Fiona Dobson says:

    What a brilliant idea wish i had thought of that one, very good Ruth xx

  257. Donna says:

    Just about to start Xmas fair baking for school. Shame it’s a bit late to make these as they are beautiful x

  258. Ali says:

    They look gorgeous! Another fab idea!

  259. Heather Walsh says:

    This is such a great idea. I think i am going to have to pinch it 🙂

  260. Tiffany says:

    Fab idea!!

  261. Julie says:

    Off to make these for my little neice’s, they love to Bake, so I’ll do a different one for each of them…. think I may do one for the Secret Santa at work..

  262. Annie T says:

    They remind me of those glass ornaments you get on the Isle of Wight with all the different colours of sand in them. These look great.

  263. Louise M says:

    I did something similar to this for Christmas Presents last year, when money was tight. They went down a treat with Friends/Family. These look really nice with the lovely labels to print…I’ll be sure to give them a go. Thanks X

  264. Sabrina Smith says:

    Perfect gift for my sister and mother in law. I never know what to get them!

  265. Louise says:

    Lovely idea, I have lots of empty jars that I never know what to do with them

  266. Laura says:

    Intrigued by the idea of oil in the recipe-does this work as well as butter?

    Wonder if I can make cookie mix art like those sand art things when I was a kid?!!

  267. twila grower says:

    Oooooohhhh another lovely gift idea 😉 maybe this should be my gifts 🙂 hooray!!! Sorted

  268. Paula says:

    A Brilliant idea simple but very effective

  269. Juliet says:

    Beautiful gift to give someone.

  270. Vanessa F says:

    Those would be a lovely gift.

  271. Natalie Henderson says:

    Really pretty! What a great idea!! 🙂

  272. Judy says:

    What a great idea

  273. Rebecca S says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I know so many keen bakers who would love these jars for Christmas.

  274. Vanessa Belcher says:

    I so know some one who would love this idea.

  275. Megan Heffer says:

    These would make such good presents … thinking about this for xmas pressies !!!

  276. jaynealicia says:

    Think my greedy lot would rather skip this stage and go straight to the finished cookies!

  277. Hollyrolly says:


  278. Anne Marigold says:

    What a super idea. Lots of variations would work. Seeds for me!

  279. Donna says:

    Great gift idea!

  280. Gill Wolstenholme says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  281. Caroline says:

    Another wonderful and inspirational idea, I am loving your website – thank you.

  282. Nina says:

    Lovely idea! x

  283. Sara wright says:

    What a brilliant idea.

  284. Cheryl says:

    This is such perfect timing, I have to do these on Friday anyway and now this will be my chosen recipe, fudge chunks are the way forward!

  285. Hilary Robinson says:

    What a lovely idea, and the labels and tags are a great finishing touch.

  286. Sarah Caley says:

    Was planning on doing something like this – look great & many thanks for the instruction labels saving me a job!

  287. mary says:

    another brilliant idea

  288. Lisa Williams says:

    Such a nice idea 🙂

  289. Jen Snaith says:

    Ooh, teacher pressies sorted 🙂 x x

  290. christine potter says:

    Would certainly make a great gift idea if you can’t think of what to buy someone

  291. Linda Thompson says:

    What a lovely idea and nicely presented the perfect ‘fresh’ present!

  292. Julia Durance says:

    Now off to find some jars worthy of these delicious sounding cookies. May have to ask my daughter to make one of these as a gift for me!!

  293. Lynne W says:

    Thats the prezzies for my nephew and nieces sorted, thank you

  294. Sara says:

    Excellent idea xxx

  295. Joan says:

    Lovely quirky present

  296. Janet Williams says:

    Can’t wait to get baking!

  297. Sue Kershaw says:

    Nice idea and so expensive to buy in the shops


    I am planning on doing this for some friends this year – white choc chip cookies and chocolate orange muffins. Though I doubt mine will look as good as these! xoxo

  299. Becky Churcher says:

    Great idea! I already have passion fruit curd, arancello and truffles on my list of homemade foodie gifts for this year and these will be a fantastic addition!

  300. Julie Shaw says:

    A unique of those money can’t buy ones!

  301. Allison Mitchell says:

    Love this idea! 🙂
    Thanks again Ruth!

  302. Tiffany says:

    Yummy idea…love the tags too

  303. cherrydropstracy says:

    I will be making these jars up! Do I just add butter x

  304. Marie Belfort says:

    Another excellent gift idea.

  305. Sarah Gosling says:

    what a great idea

  306. Barbara says:

    Fantastic idea, will be doing 4 for my grandsons.

  307. Sandra Watt says:

    What a great idea for a Xmas pressie

  308. Bushra Rashid says:

    Wonderful idea!

  309. kathleen hooper says:

    what a lovely idea

  310. Dawn Elliott says:

    These jars are a lovely gift idea, I’ll defintely be putting a few together to go into my Christmas gift hampers.

  311. Beth says:

    Wish someone would make me this for christmas! 🙁

  312. Holly Soole says:

    What a perfect gift idea! x

  313. Mel Briscoe says:

    These sound like a great idea.

  314. Louise Laggan says:

    what a great idea!! to the rescue again for christmas x

  315. Susan Peart says:

    What a fabulous idea for a present, lovely x

  316. Wendy Tolhurst says:

    Love these as gifts – have made a few for childrens’ friends.

  317. Amanda marsh says:

    My two young nieces will love these for Christmas,
    Thanks for the idea
    Merry Christmas

  318. Clare says:

    A perfect present, they look so professional.

  319. julie crane says:

    Hi Ruth

    Love this idea,it has so many possibilities.
    Know what i will be making for christmas presents.


  320. Hilary McKeown says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  321. Sian Loxston-Beed says:

    Love, love, love this idea! It’s my plan for teacher presents this year 😉 x

  322. Emma says:

    Lovely gift for school teachers

  323. Claire says:

    What a lovely idea, would love to receive one!

  324. Tammy says:

    Love this, what an amazing idea. I think the fudge would go missing before it was time to put it in the jar though!

  325. Clare Wright says:

    Another great idea that is something a bit different 🙂 x

  326. Julie Gibson says:

    I’ve seen this done lots but never so pretily, secret santa present sorted! 🙂

  327. Anna Aird says:

    They look fab. I would be really pleased if someone gave me one of these!

  328. victoria woodhead says:

    lovely idea and the tags look so pretty.

  329. Jayne says:

    This is one of these great ideas. So simple and I think everyone will love them. A definite must !

  330. Heather Jenkinson says:

    Will try these out on my hubby! Mmmmm! 🙂

  331. spleenyone says:

    My friends are all getting these for Christmas! Thanks Ruth for such a fantastic idea!

  332. Jennie says:

    Delicious, but maybe too tempting to eat rather than give away!!

  333. sram says:

    I just hungry reading these posts, anything I bake goes mostly into my stomach, which is a prob

  334. Alison Kirk says:

    What a great idea. Perfect for secret Santa too!

  335. Martina says:

    great giveaway

  336. Jules says:

    That’s all my pressies sorted – cookies in a jar – they look amazing, and what fun for the kids xx

  337. Alexis says:

    Great idea Ruth people can make their own instead of demanding yours lol x

  338. Melanie Hughes-Arron says:

    What a lovely idea!! Also great to see a business being promoted from my home town of Manchester!!!Fab prizes!!!!

  339. Lauren Armstrong says:

    Oh Fudge! What a fantastic idea!

  340. Wow what a fantastic gift idea. What size are the jars approx may I ask?

  341. Whoops, just re-read it! Sorry!

  342. Tiffany says:

    Yummy idea…love the tags too

  343. Kelly Bostock says:

    Another fab idea, spoilt for choice as always xx

  344. Andrea says:

    WOW! I love these and now have 5 friends Christmas pressies all ready. Thank you

  345. Francesca says:

    This is such an adorable gift idea; always something I have wanted to do and thanks to your tutorial, it now does not seem so intimmidating – thanks Ruth xx

  346. Sarah Tomlinson says:

    Love these! Yummy :-p

  347. Helen Cosby says:

    Amazing, what a fabulous gift idea!!!

  348. liz wilson says:

    I did something similar (christmas muffin mix) for my children’s teachers and tied a wooden spoon to the jar. Great gift

  349. Melissa Beattie says:

    How cute and they seem so simple to make as well. I can’t believe how much some places charge for these.

  350. Alison Inglis says:

    Great gift idea and I love the tip about using the paper funnel 😉

  351. Ruth Giblin says:

    I love this idea, I am a crafter as well as a baking fan so I get to combine my 2 great hobbies and give great gifts at the same time.

  352. Caroline says:

    Hi Ruth, do the jars need to be sterilised before you fill them? x

  353. Choclette says:

    This is such a splendid idea. What about the other ingredients needed to actually make the cookies? Or have I stupidly missed that bit?

  354. Ruth Garland says:

    Beautiful and novel idea, Ruth. Thanks again :)x

  355. cath says:

    What a lovely idea

  356. Helen says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  357. Eimear Dunne says:

    Can’t wait to make them!!

  358. Kathy Akroyd says:

    New inspiration every day!! Think my friends & family will love their pressies this year and I’ll save a fortune!

  359. dianna says:

    great idea – I’m doing similar for god daughter but with my ginger bread men recipe – such a great gift x

  360. Lisa Cann says:

    Definitely a good Christmas gift

  361. Vanessa Cox says:

    Fab idea!

  362. Diane says:

    Am going to do one of these for both my nieces. Fab idea. Why can’t i think of these things! (sighs jealously)

  363. Hannah P says:

    Such great gifts!

  364. Sue says:

    Lovely to give and to receive.The gorgeous tags add that extra special finishing touch.Thanks Ruth for sharing another super idea.

  365. Hannah says:

    Ooooh, I received a commercial version of one of these once, and it was great fun. This is such a great idea for a gift!

  366. Anne-Marie says:

    Yum yum, great idea, they look great before they’re made and I’m sure they taste great where they’re done too!

  367. Jo Kelly says:

    These are amazing!!! So innovative & easy to do. Thanks for this 🙂 x

  368. Elizabeth Lee says:

    How fantastic!

  369. Sally H says:

    They are selling something similar in our office canteen for £7.95 a jar!

  370. Hayley scales says:

    I love these, I’d be so happy with one of these as a gift xx

  371. Laura says:

    I make these for brownies (in 2 jars) and give them as a gift with the Brownie tin too- Lovely!

  372. Karen Railton says:

    lovely idea

  373. Elspeth Woods says:

    What a fabulous idea! One of my favourite restaurants in Belgrade serves puddings in jars. The jaffa cake one was layers of chocolate and orange. Mmmmm!

  374. Louise Sabel says:

    Genius! What a fab gift idea. Great way to keep the kids occupied on Boxing Day 🙂

  375. Carolyn says:

    Such a great idea! Look absolutely gorgeous! X

  376. Alison says:

    Such a beautiful and unique idea for a present. I know exactly who I’m going to make these for!

  377. Sarah Lynch says:

    I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet, this is fab!

  378. Milica says:

    You’re amazing! I was delighted last year by your 12 days, but you overdid it! 🙂

  379. Deb says:

    You’ve just solved my problem of what to buy all the teachers!

  380. Shonaigh says:

    Great ide and chance to go all out festively in terms of decor/packaging and ingredients. A friend is a mum of two children and enjoys doing various activities with them. A cookie jar would be an ideal present for the three of them to do and also enjoy.

  381. Ali Thorpe says:

    This is such an excellent gift, especially for friends who don’t tend to bake often so don’t keep ingredients in the cupboard usually.

  382. Janet Robertson says:

    nice cheap easy present that looks nice

  383. Brenda Greaves says:

    Another present dilemma solved – thankyou

  384. Trish says:

    Wow, now they are really original. Kind of wish you weren’t so inventive because my baking to do list is getting kind of big now!

  385. Polly says:

    Mine always look ‘rustic’ but the fab labels will turn me into a pro this year (fingers crossed)!

  386. Jannette says:

    Beautiful, what a good idea!

  387. ashley hook says:

    great gift idea from the heart x

  388. Jane says:

    Loving this Fab idea…simple with style.

  389. Lynne Hodgkins says:

    What a novel idea for a gift.. Perfect for the friend who has everything

  390. Cristina says:

    will definitely give these out.

  391. Clare adkins says:


  392. david says:

    the basket is filling up nicely

  393. Jen Webster says:

    I love this idea – people are always saying they want my (actually, your) recipes all the time – now they can DIY!

  394. Mary-Ellen says:

    Brilliant idea for gifts. Think l’ll also make up a couple of spare jars to have handy in my cupboard over Christmas. Santa is going to be very well fed this year 🙂

  395. Solange says:

    Great ider

  396. syma fareed says:

    Going to try these on the weekend and will let you know!!! I have the perferct people in mind who would love these as xmas presents!!

  397. Hollie says:

    So cute! Really nice gift idea 🙂

  398. Juliet Flower says:

    Have just been out to buy the chocolate chips and fudge, and have printed off the instruction labels – now for some fun making these. What a great idea, Pink Whisk!

  399. Andree says:

    What a brilliant idea – how clever you are – that’s my niece and nephew sorted – A great idea for them to take back to uni!!!!

  400. Patsi says:

    How cool is that!

  401. Jess Cousins says:

    Lovely gift idea:) merry Christmas xxx

  402. Summer Brooke says:

    Wish me luck everyone as about to marzipan my christmas cake thanks for the step by step instructions The Pink Whisk

  403. Sarah H says:

    Great present idea and fab easy cookie recipe, will definitely try this one!

  404. Dawne says:

    I was looking for a new “in an jar” recipe for my Christmas hampers!!!! Thank you!!!!

  405. Diane says:

    What a wonderful idea …fun to make and fun to receive!

  406. Becky Lewis says:

    OOOOh, this hamper is beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and I would really love it!!! Fabulous ideas as well, loving reading your daily email xx

  407. Karrie says:

    What a fab gift idea – look scrummy and the labels are a divine finishing-off point! Thank you1

  408. My cousin gave me something like this last year and I loved it x

  409. Joy says:

    You have really inspired me with this site – you have never failed to impress my taste buds! Thank you!

  410. Danielle Stott says:

    These are so cute!

  411. Jac Hudson says:

    What a great idea!

  412. Karrie says:

    Love the font on the labels. Would you / anyone happen to know what it is please? Thanks in anticipation of your reply 🙂

  413. Sian says:

    Fantastic idea, and I just saw one of the above comments about Jars from Tesco for £1.50 – I’m off to get some now!

  414. tessa says:

    What a fantastic idea!

  415. Gemma Brooks says:

    Such a lovely gift – it makes me want to make them over and over but just not sure I know enough people to give them out too!!!
    And thank you for keeping me inspired to bake – enjoy getting your updates

  416. Tracey says:

    Great idea.

  417. Maxine says:

    Love it!

  418. Tashi Harding says:

    Made muffins in a jar one year & they were recieved really well, people loved making the end result:)

  419. Emma Anderson says:

    Beautiful, I love things like these and even sell them myself!

  420. TracieB says:

    Pretty sure I commented on this yesterday but can’t seem to see it anywhere! 🙁 thought I better comment again just incase! X

  421. These look awesome.
    Post bookmarked because I know there’s no chance of me getting organised to do them as gifts this year – but next… =)

  422. Jennie says:

    I love the idea of cookie mix in a jar and yours looks lovely, another idea I’ll be trying for presents this year hopefully xx

  423. Susanna Berry says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. So fantastic to see it all brought together like this.

  424. Helen Oliver says:

    Thank you- with 14 teachers/ta’s we’d like to give a present to, this is great for the girls to set up an assembly line ! I’ll check IKEA for a cheap jar alternative, if not we did a couple of ‘practice runs’ last night using the cheapest pickled onion/beetroot jars (dishwashered)at around 36p – the girls loved making them and we cooked one lot (white/milk choc chip) tonight -DELICIOUS ! Got a mix of ‘choc chip & hazlenut’ now ready in jar for tomorrow.

  425. Hannah says:

    This is such a brilliant idea. How do you come up with this!?

  426. Sophie says:

    Love the festive labels x

  427. Fiona leon says:

    Great idea, I will be making these, and the sleigh, plus I have just iced your Christmas tree stars cake, thank you for all the easy to follow recipes with handy tips pink whisk!

  428. Jennifer Hale says:

    Such a brilliant gift idea and so simple too – love the little tags too!

  429. Sue says:

    That is Saturdays job, start making these for gifts.

  430. Jan Fisher says:

    Thank you Ruth, I had an idea to do this for my nieces this year and have been looking for a recipe to ‘put in a jar’ but you, as usual, have come to my rescue! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  431. Rachel Browne says:

    what a fab idea x

  432. Alice Hassett says:

    brilliant idea

  433. Jen Turner says:

    Going to make these for my nieces I think

  434. Nina says:

    Lovely idea!

  435. Hayley scales says:

    Such a fab idea xx

  436. Melanie Monro says:

    Done my hampers for this year but these will definitely go in next years. Great idea! So pretty.

  437. Sam Jenkins says:

    Amazing present idea, I love to give homemade presents it seems so much more special! Thanks!

  438. Lisa Pike says:

    Great gift idea!! 🙂

  439. Helen Craig says:

    Will defiantly try this one!

  440. Stephanie Carr says:

    I saw these at a local market starting at £5-6 each! I’m fairly sure they were smaller too.

  441. Beverley says:

    what a sweet gift to make xoxo

  442. Carla hyland says:

    Wow this is a great idea! Perfect for my younger cousin i had no idea what to get for christmas!!

  443. Leila Pilkington says:

    Fantastic gift idea!

  444. Raelene Jones says:

    Homemade gifts like these warm the heart of the baker and the receiver. Thank you for sharing such wonderful things with us.

  445. Jennifer says:

    i absolutely love this idea – will have to give it a go 🙂

  446. Allie Taylor says:

    Have rushed out to buy the jars and the labels etc today!! Can’t wait to get layering 🙂

  447. Slowlygoingmadukmum says:

    What instructions wud u add? What temp how long and what’s the wet ingredient u add to bind it??

  448. diane hibble says:

    Great Idea, thank you

  449. diane hibble says:

    These look great, I want to try doing them

  450. rachel says:

    awesome,always wanted to make these for someone

  451. Kirsty Domakin says:

    What a great gift idea!

  452. Sara Harrison says:

    I am so doing this for christmas presents, thank you x

  453. Kerry Lindridge says:

    This prize looks awesome, I would be like a kidding a sweet shop rummaging through this 😉

  454. Kerry Lindridge says:

    This prize looks awesome

  455. Lou Brimelow says:

    Yum. What a great idea!

  456. Jennie says:

    This is a fab idea. My friend gives hampers of home made goodies for Christmas presents, and this would be a great addition.

  457. fiona taylor says:

    getting better every day.

  458. Michelle says:

    Love this! I’d want to keep them though! X

  459. Stella Bailey says:

    Another great idea

  460. Karen Mottram says:

    Great idea for a pressie, just pour, mix and bake…simples

  461. Amy says:

    These are such a good idea, I’m assuming they work for all flavours, you could even make a few and outdone in the cupboard ( this is what I’m going to do anyway)
    Amy x

  462. Helen Rushby says:

    My children made some if these today, I have three floury boys!!

  463. sheila daniell says:

    great for giving as presents

  464. Angela Cairns says:

    Lovely and so easy. I might have a go at these with my Brownie pack next year. We made snowman soup this year!

  465. Glenda says:

    This is one of the cutest DIY baking xmas gifts i have ever seen.

  466. Janelle says:

    Such a wonderful gift idea. Based on everyone’s comments there are lots of variations to try. Can’t wait to give these a go! Thanks so much Ruth!

  467. Abi Wood says:

    I bought the items for this at the weekend as they are going to make perfect Christmas presents for budding young bakers!

  468. Louise Brown says:

    Looking good!

  469. Linda Illingworth says:

    oops now i have to deal with my separation anxiety from my storage jars! ( wonder if i can ask for them back?)

  470. Sez says:

    Certainly going to make some of these, a great gift for kids

  471. Mandy Fuge says:

    A fabulous idea for gifts….personal but cheap to make too…planning to make some this week.

  472. Faye says:

    Great gift idea… I know a few people who would love one of these for Christmas… I’d better get to it! x

  473. Gillian Greathead says:

    I’ve made these as gifts in the past and they are always well received x

  474. Florence Stringer says:

    Really cute idea for presents x

  475. Carrol West says:

    excellent idea. x

  476. Kate Cook says:

    looking very festive

  477. Zara Royle says:

    What a lovely gift idea 🙂

  478. Rebecca Drake says:

    Another item on my presents make-list

  479. Aly Makin says:

    Ooh what a great idea!! Thank you! X

  480. Helen Milligan says:

    these look great

  481. Julia Straw says:

    Perfect present

  482. Gaynor jennings says:

    What a great idea. This is a definite pressie for a great sister.

  483. justine meyer says:

    very stylish

  484. Jo Hughes says:

    Great idea

  485. Claire Humphreys says:

    What a great idea and lovely present!

  486. Sophie says:

    Everyone i know is getting these this year!!!!

  487. Gemma Lizemore says:

    I’ve been looking for a great recipe for cookies in a jar so that I can give them out to my friends for Christmas. I’ll definitely be doing these.

  488. Lucy says:

    I have been searching for a UK recipe for ages. Thank you!!!!

  489. Joanna says:

    such a clever idea, they look too cute!

  490. mel h says:

    These are a fab idea, great for the kids to make and their friends to receive!

  491. Juliet Flower says:

    I completely love these and have been out to buy the kilner jars and chocolate bits ready. Am desperate to share your idea with lots of friends, but can’t until after Christmas, as this is what they are all going to get!!!

  492. I love these, I’ve made some white chocolate and cranberry versions to go in christmas hampers making to give as gifts 🙂 I’m a little obsessed with jars at the moment – I just think they’re so cute!

  493. Julie-Anne Hutchinson says:

    These are brilliant as an inexpensive end-of-term gift for teacher with a label hand-made by pupil. Should sell well at the school fete too.

  494. Jill says:

    My cousin did one of these for me last Christmas, fantastic idea.

  495. Michelle says:

    Lovely idea, think I might make these for my colleagues – a different flavour for each of them.

  496. Claire says:

    I love this as a present for teachers – easy, not too expensive and nice thought-out 🙂

  497. Cenders says:

    Excellent gift idea!

  498. Natty says:

    Another fab idea thanks!

  499. Kalli P says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea… Will be doing it for some of my husband’s Italian family – they love everything different! 🙂

  500. Sarah Roy says:

    Such a clever idea!

  501. Niamh Lewis says:

    Fabulous gift – need to quit work to make time to try out all these recipes!

  502. Sarah Knapton says:

    I love this one!

  503. Heather Orford says:

    This is an excellent gift idea.

  504. Abi Wood says:

    These are on my to do list for the weekend. More christmas presents that will be home made. Thank you Ruth.

  505. Anna Marie says:

    I love this as a great Xmas gift. Deffo sending some out!

  506. Julia says:

    A simple gift idea, ideal for the Christmas fair.

  507. Katie says:

    Great idea for a gift! I think even my very kitchen-adverse sister might be persuaded to make cookies if she was given all the right ingredients. They look so Christmassy too.

  508. Liz says:

    Really think this is an original and useful idea for Christmas presents

  509. These are a fab idea! Would be great for my sister who is convinced she cant bake

  510. Julie says:

    I just love love love this idea – thanks Ruth!

  511. Sue Slade says:

    Really simple and looks so good! x

  512. maggie pearson says:

    Love this!!

  513. Zoe says:

    These are such a good idea – I have done ‘next years Christmas cake’ jar/boxes for people using your recipe, these can go on next years idea list

  514. Amanda Whitmarsh says:

    Can’t thank you enough for this, as been lookin or an idea for a ‘fussy’ friend – this will be perfect! THANK YOU. x

  515. Jane Walters says:

    great idea 🙂

  516. Rachel F says:

    What a thoughtful way to share the love of baking with a friend. So simple, but will bring so much joy in the receiving, baking and eating!xx

  517. Lisa Armes says:

    What a lovely gift idea!

  518. Debbie Morris says:

    I’m going to make these for teachers presents!

  519. jamila says:

    I got something like this one year. Your look really beautiful though – I think it’s the labels that really make it.

  520. Sam Maher says:

    We can’t afford Christmas presents for a lot of our friends this year, but this looks like a cheap way to say that they’re in our thoughts.

  521. Aidrienne Branagan says:

    Brilliant idea.

  522. sue p says:

    Will be trying this with my daughter x

  523. Chris says:

    Must go jar shopping …

  524. Jenny says:

    great idea

  525. Sarah Blom says:

    What a fun & original present idea: I’m going to have a go @ these this year.

  526. Claire says:

    These are so cute!

  527. Fay Chapman says:

    perfect reasonably priced gift, great for putting together a few for unexpected guests.

  528. Helen Hickman says:

    I’ve only just got round to reading this post. A great gift idea and lovely stickers and tags to go with it. Bookmarking it now!

  529. Helen says:

    A really excellent idea, and always so beautiful. Thanks, Ruth!

  530. Esme says:

    I’ll definitely be adding these to my secret santa gift!

  531. Kayleigh Orloff says:

    Ruth, these are just splendid! Perfect for my boyfriend’s little brother who I might have accidentally got into baking… Teehee!
    I’m not sure he likes oats though, unfortunately – can these be substituted? Thanks! X

    • Not really a straight forward swop for the oats but depending on the reason for not liking them they can be ground to a fine powder in the food processor first and then there’s no tell tale look of oats! x

  532. Choclette says:

    Thank you Ruth for inspiring me to finally have a go making these. Post now up on my blog.

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  534. Nicky Joshua says:

    I’ve been making cookie jar kits since about 2009, first as Christmas gifts for girlfriends and then as ‘end of year’ thank yous for my son’s teachers. Its now a tradition and a challenge for me to come up with a new recipe each year! This year its going to be white chocolate and dried raspberries. PS love trying out your other recipes! Now back to making the flapjacks for sunny days on the beach!….

  535. Cakediaries says:


    Just wanted to ask how do you make the actual cookies? How much egg and butter do you add to the mixture? Thanks in advance! Xx

  536. Zoey says:

    Have just made a couple of these to say thanks to some work friends, they look amazing and I can’t wait to try them myself!

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  538. Deborah Hislop says:

    Hi, I love handmade gifts and these are just perfect. Can I ask how far in advance they can be made and will stag fresh for?

  539. Amy says:

    Amazing idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Just wondered how far in advance people would make these? They shouldn’t go off or go funny should they?


  540. Steph says:

    Hi, loving these and also the fact the measurements are in good old english and not cups! If I wanted to use 1 litre jars is it just a case of doubling the recipe or do I stick with the stated amount of baking powder, etc?

  541. Rachael Stafford says:

    I’ve just stumbled across this recipe and will definitely be making some for my son and his friends as gifts. I’ve used the link for the labels but I can’t seem to find them do you know if they’ve stopped making them?

  542. Rachael Stafford says:

    Ignore my last comment I found them, DOH!

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