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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.8/5 (12)
Course: Gifts in a Jar, Drop CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Give this layered cookie mix for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a fun, inexpensive yet thoughtful gift.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats

  • 1 (2.6-ounce) chocolate bar

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, not pictured)

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (double if you are not adding nuts)


  • Assemble the Jar:
  • With wire whisk, mix flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Pour into a 1-quart (1-litre) mason jar, pack down level with heavy object. Mix oatmeal in a blender (optional, not pictured). Grate chocolate bar and mix into the oatmeal. Pack on top of flour in jar. Add white sugar and pack down. Add brown sugar and pack down. If using, layer chopped nuts on top of brown sugar. Finish layering jar with chocolate chips until even with the top.

    Of course, you can always skip the jar step and just procede directly to making the cookies! Simply follow the instructions below.
  • Prepare the gift tag:
  • Write or print out the following directions to attach to the jar:
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spoon chocolate chips and nuts into small bowl, set aside. Spoon brown and white sugar into mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup margarine or butter, cream well. Add 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, mix well. Pour oatmeal and flour mixture from jar into bowl, mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Roll into walnut size balls, place on slightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8 to 10 min. INGREDIENTS: flour, oatmeal, brown and white sugars, soda, baking powder, grated chocolate, chocolate chips, nuts. Makes 3 dozen.

    If you omitted the nuts, edit the instructions accordingly.


Name & Location
(example: Sue in LA)
I didn't do the jars...I went straight to baking the cookies. I didn't use the chocolate bar either. I used chopped pecans for the nuts. This made a delicious cookie.
- Kellie in Florida
They were great! I'll probably make them again next year.
- A Baker
A+ I took the easy route, did not blend the oatmeal, nor did I add the chocolate bar. I added 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips instead of the chocolate bar. Which meant, that it was layered like this: flour mixture, oats, white sugar, brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, then the milk chocolate chips. Fit perfectly in the mason jar. Then using pinking shears, I cut a circle about the size of a tea saucer out of pretty fabric, laid it over the insert lid, added the jar band, and finally tied a recipe card through a ribbon and attached over the jar lid and was done. Great gift. Pretty. Tasty. Thanks.
- Sherri in Kansas
All I have to say is 'YUM' ,'DELICIOUS' and 'AMAZING'!!!
- Sandy in California
Brilliant idea. Have made several jars of Spiced Oatmeal Raisin and now moving on to Choc Chip. Only thing I don't understand is the whole cup thing. Have now converted the recipe into grams - it's so much quicker to weigh everything straight into the jars (and less mess too!). Don't you have kitchen scales in the USA? Tip: A jam funnel makes filling the jars very easy.
- baker in England
My children and I tried this recipe before making the jars. The cookies were delicious! We didn't even bother putting the oats in the blender and switched the choc. bar for 1/2 c milk choc. chips. Much easier.
- A Baker
This is, hands-down, the best oameal cookie recipe that we have ever made. We came across it while looking for a cookie in a jar recipe. It takes a little extra work...but well worth it!
- The Carmichael Clan of Moravia in New York
I love this recipe, and everyone that I give this as a gift loves it also. I have made these as gifts for the last 3 years. And again this year.
- shannon in washington
The best ! In our family theres oat lovers and chip lovers. They did'nt last. Waiting for more to be made. Joyce
- A Baker
My boyfriend and didn't bother with the grating of chocolate, and then accidentally halved the amount of butter and doubled the amount of chocolate chips! They were the best cookies I had ever had!
- A Baker
I made these jar cookies to give as gifts last Christmas. The grindging/shaving/ of the chocolate bars and the oatmeal was such a pain! It took a week of soaking to get my blender clean. Gifts should not be so difficult!
- A Baker
It's a great recipe. It's easy and fun to make. Around the holidays, it's a great time to take the kids and make this wonderful recipe. Thanks!
- Shayquan in Philadelphia
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