Get ready for holiday gift-giving this season with homemade mason jar cookie mix! Gluten free cookie mix in a jar is a great gift to give to teachers, friends, and neighbors. Just because someone is gluten free doesn't mean they can't enjoy making homemade cookies! This easy recipe makes the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
(This post has been sponsored by Morton Salt, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
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The holidays are in full swing and we are in a baking frenzy here in the Fearless Dining household. This year we are putting the control into our friends' hands by allowing them to have special baking moments with their families. You may ask how we are going to do this...homemade mason jar cookie mix gifts!
My daughter had the idea to put together one of our favorite cookie mixes into mason jars to give as gifts this year. The jars are easy to make and they look so pretty with all of the ingredients layered in the mason jars. You can find all of your ingredients, including our favorite cookie salt, Morton Fine Sea Salt, at your local Safeway.
Morton Fine Sea Salt dissolves quickly and blends the flavor thoroughly so you get the perfect bite every time. It has an easy lid that allows me to measure, shake, and pour without any oops moments. (Trust me, with the kids we have had those oops moments so we LOVE Morton Fine Sea Salt lids!!)
If you haven't been to Safeway this week, it is the best place to find all of your grocery shopping list items. They even have a handy app so you can get coupons and see what is on sale.
Are you ready to make these mason jar gifts? I love the flavor mix of cowboy cookies...the whole oats, shredded coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. (Not to mention the ingredients make such pretty layers in the mason jar!)
Add the gluten free flour blend to the bottom of the mason jars. I add flour first so it doesn't run down through the layers. One of the things that make these cookie mix jars so attractive is the "layered" look. You want to vary your colorful layers with the white layers.
I have tested three gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Add the brown sugar and use a spoon to push the layers down.
Pour 1/4 teaspoon of Morton Sea Salt into the mason jar.
Keep layering your ingredients including baking powder, chocolate chips, and gluten free oats. Pack each layer down as you go.
Pour in the last layer, unsweetened shredded coconut. Now you just have to fill out a recipe card with the instructions and attach it to the mason jar.
What size mason jars are best for gift jars?
I used quart-sized mason jars to make these cookie mix gift jars.
How long does the cookie mix in a jar last?
If you keep the mason jars sealed, the cookie mix should last 4-6 weeks in your pantry.
What ingredients can I add?
The sky is the limit on what ingredients you can add. Add chocolate candies, different types of nuts, or anything you like!
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More gluten free cookie recipes that can go in mason jars:
- Monster Gluten Free Cookies
- Gluten Free Cranberry Macadamia Cookies
- Funfetti Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
- Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
For One Mason Jar:
- 1 cup gluten free whole oats
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Morton Fine Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Optional 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts
- Determine how many mason jars you want to fill.
- Remove the lids and clean the jars (if they are brand new.) Dry thoroughly.
- Add the ingredients into the mason jar one at a time to layer the ingredients in this order: gluten free flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt, chocolate chips, gluten free oats, and shredded coconut.
- Write out these directions on an index card so the person you give the gift to knows how to make the cookies:
!To make the cookies:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
2. Pour the cookie mix into a large bowl.
3. Add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 11 tablespoons melted butter.
4. Whisk the wet ingredients to mix.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until all of the ingredients are incorporated in the cookie dough.
6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
7. Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough onto the parchment paper.
8. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on a rack.
This cookie recipe makes 24 Cowboy Cookies
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.