Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cookies In A Jar...

I found a great way to make baked goods
and keep for future use and or for
Gift Giving...

I have been searching for a "fun" way to send my homemade
goodies I make
from my homein Pennsylvania...
to my brother's family in Texas.

At last I have found it..!!

Cookies in a jar...
A Mason Jar that is!

You make your favorite recipe and follow
this simple and easy way of making your own
cookies in a jar..

I used half pint regular mouth size jars for my
cookies in this post...

Wash and dry jars. Boil the tops and leave in hot water until
you apply them to the jars after baking...

Pre heat oven to 325
Spray inside of jars with your favorite non stick baking spray..

Fill jars a little more than quarter full
Place on jelly roll pan or baking pan and place in oven.

Bake for approximately 7-10 minutes or until
the center
springs back when slightly touched..

Remove from oven and immediately place flat top onto
jar and close tight with outer ring.
The jars will be very hot and the lids will become hot when they come in
contact with the jars, be careful when handling and applying lids.

You will hear a popping sound as the jars cool, this indicates
the jars are sealing as they should.
After the jars are cool,
tighten them again.

Store in a cool dry place until your ready to serve
or give as a gift


Because the jar is sealed, the cake keeps indefinitely.
It can be made well ahead of the holidays.

Pictured below in the jar, is my favorite Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
Decorated with a Fall Pumpkin Design

I created and printed out a label
which I attached to the outside of the jar using a glue stick

I also included a tub of Betty Crocker Icing
and sprinkles in fall colors so each can
create their own master piece..


  1. I love that idea. You are so clever!!!


  2. Thanks for stopping by my nest and leaving a comment! I have always wanted to make something in a jar like this. I will have to try it!

  3. This sounds really interesting. So do you bake up the cookies first, and then seal them in the jar? Or do you fill up the jar 1/4 full with the unbaked dough? Thanks for any help :)


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