25 Mason Jar Recipes: Holiday Gifts in a Jar

25 Mason Jar Recipes - Mason jar recipes make thoughtful, inexpensive gifts in a jar that are perfect for friends, teachers, babysitters, and mail people. Be inspired by these recipes in jars for cookies, brownies, soups, pancakes, and more.


Mason jar recipes make great holiday gifts! Whether the holiday is Easter, Christmas, or anything in between, if you are thinking of giving a DIY touch to this year’s holiday gifts, try using Mason jar recipes and make holiday gifts in a jar for your whole family! Here is a list of 25 delicious and easy Mason jar recipes to spark your creativity and get you started!


I especially love these Mason jar recipes for teacher gifts. Follow my DIY Teacher Gifts Pinterest board for added inspiration.

25 Mason Jar Recipes: Holiday Gifts in a Jar

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1. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes: Who wouldn’t love to start their day with delicious Apple Cinnamon Pancakes? Just add egg, milk and oil to this jar and you can whip up your own batch.

2. Hot Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies: What’s not to love about this Mason jar cookie recipe? Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Mini Marshmallows sounds like a yummy combination to me. While you are checking out this recipe over here, be sure to also take a peek at these other recipes for cookies in a jar.

3. Cowboy Cookies: You do not need to be a cowboy to enjoy these hearty Cowboy Cookies. These cookies in a jar will make a great holiday gift!

4. Sand Art Brownies: These Sand Art Brownies in a Jar look almost too pretty to eat…almost, and make great Mason jar recipes for gift giving!

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5. Gourmet Oatmeal Cookies: Do you have someone you would love to impress with your DIY skills? Try this Mason jar cookie recipe for Gourmet Oatmeal Cookies.

6. Fall Cookies: I love most everything about fall and these Fall Cookies are included. Did I mention this Mason jar recipe includes Reese’s Pieces? Yum!

7. Butterscotch Chip Cookies: For the butterscotch lover in your life, consider gifting them a Mason jar recipe for Butterscotch Chip Cookies.

8. Cranberry Hootycreeks: These white chocolate and cranberry nut cookies are a perfect festive holiday treat. 

9. Chocolate Chip Cookies: Who can resist good ole chocolate chip cookies in a jar? Not me!

10-13 Mason jar recipes holiday gifts in a jar 10. Holiday Cookies: Jazz up these holiday Mason jar cookie recipes with red and green M&Ms or Hershey’s Holiday Candy Coated Bits.

11. Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies: When gifting these Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies consider decorating the jar with a cinnamon stick and cute bow to add a nice finishing touch to this holiday gift in a jar.

12. Mint Fudge Cookies: The holidays would not be complete without a decadent fudge recipe and these Mint Fudge Cookies in a jar will do the trick.

13. Cookies in a Jar for Santa: We should not forget about the big guy for the holidays. Make a batch of these cookies in a jar especially for him.

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14. Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies: Looking for a super tasty and flavorful sweet treat? Try these Holiday Spiced and Everything Nice Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies in a jar.

15. Easy Simmering Pot Recipe and Mason Jar Gift: Here’s a lovely holiday gift idea, fill their room with the inviting scent of apples, oranges, cinnamon and cloves.

16. Alphabet Soup: Consider gifting this healthy Mason jar recipe for Alphabet Soup, perhaps the cute alphabet pasta will motivate the kids to eat this nutritious meal (wishful thinking I know).

17. Monster Cookie Jar Mix: Known as the “kitchen sink cookie,” this Mason jar cookie recipe for Monster Cookies contain everything yummy.

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18. Funfetti M&M Cookies: What could make Funfetti Cake Mix cookies in a jar better? Mini M&Ms of course!

19. Peppermint Stick Cocoa: A perfectly appropriate holiday gift in a jar, Peppermint Stick Cocoa.

20. Andes Mint Dark Chocolate Cookies: This Mason jar cookie recipe is a decadent combination: Andes Mint Baking Chips and Dark Chocolate Cake Mix.

21. Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cookies: Here’s a super simple holiday gift in a jar guaranteed to please, Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cookies.

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22. Oatmeal Craisin Cookies: Are you not a fan of raisins? Try this nice alternative, Oatmeal Craisin Cookies in a jar.

23. 30 Soup Recipes in a Jar: Here’s not one recipe but 30 Mason jar recipes! You can find 30 delicious homemade soup recipes including Chicken Noodle Soup, Beef Barley Soup, Potato Soup, Creamy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup and more.

24. Marshmallow Muffins: Toss in some colorful marshmallows like these marshmallow stars to make this fun and yummy gift in a jar.

25. ABC’s Sloppy Joe’s Jar Meal: Why not gift an entire meal in a jar like this ABC’s Sloppy Joe’s Jar Meal? This thoughtful gesture will be greatly appreciated and devoured.

Which of these DIY Mason jar holiday gifts in a jar recipes are you excited to try? Please share in the comments. 


    • says

      Hi Sue, The link should always take you to the recipe, you may have to scroll down the page to find them, but they should all be there. Which one in particular are you referring to?

        • says

          Hi Denece, I just checked the link and it is working fine. Here’s the recipe though. To put in quart jar:
          3 c all-purpose flour
          1/2 c chopped dried apples
          3 tbsp sugar
          2 tbsp baking powder
          4 1/2 tsp cinnamon
          1 1/4 tsp salt

          • mel says

            i see the ingredients, but not the recipes for them all. usually when you send a gift like this thjere is some confusion as to how to use it. generally youd tie on a tag with the recipe, including baking times, how-to, etc…

          • says

            Hello! As the author of the post with the apple cinnamon pancakes, I can tell you that if you are able to open the link and you scroll down, I had scanned in the recipe tags to be tied onto the mason jars and linked them to the post. If you are unable to open the link, the recipes can be found in the Soup to Nuts Mason Jar Cookbook by Lonnette Parks. She seems to have many variations on the book, also including cookies recipes.

  1. Sally T. says

    All great recipes in one place~WoW….I can’t wait to try the
    pancake recipes,and the #20 cookie recipe.
    Thank-you so much for the great site and recipes

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