DIY Cookies for Santa Jars

I am a huge fan of homemade food related gifts for neighbors and friends!

A few years ago, I made these jars of cookies as a baby shower favor. I mean how cute is the concept? Bakerella is amazing. Really!

Immediately, I thought the jars (and recipe) were a genius idea and my head was spinning with other occasions that I could make the jars for!

Do you ever feel like baking cookies for Santa is usually one of those tasks that we save until the last minute at Christmastime and it’s always a rushed chaotic baking session? I thought it would be fun to start a baking cookies for Santa tradition with the little presidents. A baking day that is on the calendar and something we can all look forward to!

Then, I realized that making these jars into “Cookies for Santa” jars would be an awesome gift  for the little presidents’ friends ( and their mommas would love it too!) too. It is a super fun and easy way to bake cookies for Santa or really anyone during the holiday season!

So, two years ago, I made our first batch of 24 “Cookies for Santa” jars.

We delivered them to our friends and neighbors and family.

People went NUTS over them and LOVED them! So many of my momma friends were so excited for the ease that these jars brought to baking cookies for Santa!

Now, it’s a tradition for us to put all the jars together and then head out and deliver them to our friends and family, each year.

DIY Cookies for Santa with FREE Printables // Fancy Ashley




















This year, the little presidents helped ate lots of red and green m&ms while we made the jars!

They love helping and even more so, they are so excited to deliver these to our friends!

The necessities:

Quart Sized Jars (I used these because I prefer a smooth front, so I can add a sticker. But, any quart sized jar will work.) (fill jars in this order)

1 1/3 cup of Flour

1 teaspoon of Baking Soda

1 teaspoon of Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon of Salt

1 cup of Oats

3/4 cup of Christmas Themed M&Ms

3/4 cup of Christmas Themed Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup of Sugar

1/2 cup of Brown Sugar

Pack everything in as tight as you can into the jar!





















The little presidents usually eat as many M&Ms and chocolate chips as they can before I notice…see those innocent faces?

Yep…lots of taste testing…

taste test






































And messes…lots of happy messes.


DIY Cookies for Santa // Fancy Ashley






































After we are finished making the jars, we package them up with a cute little sticker on front. Then we add a little hang tag with baking instructions on one side and a Christmas greeting on the other side. I typically use a fabric scrap for a bow! I love love love plaid, especially during the winter season!


Along with this super fun kid-friendly DIY, I also have printables for you, so that you can make your OWN Cookies for Santa jars for your friends and family!!!! Yay!!! I print them on this sticker paper and then cut them out with scissors.

Cookies for Santa Sticker:

Cookies For Santa Printable Sticker-DOWNLOAD

Cookies for Santa Instructions Tag:

Cookies for Santa-Baking Instructions Tag-DOWNLOAD

Cookies for Santa Editable Christmas Greeting (Please note-this can be edited in Adobe Acrobat and you will need to download the free font PEA LOVEY DOVEY):

Editable Christmas Tag-DOWNLOAD

We have so much fun putting them together! Lots of laughter and chocolate snacking…or in Reagan’s case…flour snacking too?
baking fun



















My little elves and I will be delivering these to our friends and neighbors soon, along with a few other goodies and we can’t wait!

Hooray for gift giving!!!


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  1. Shay Shull wrote:

    Oh my goodness! My favorite part of this post are the pics of your sweet kids! Love!

    Posted 12.3.13
  2. Tiffanie wrote:

    Dying over Reagan’s dress! Precious!

    Posted 12.3.13
  3. Love how these turned out! So cute!

    Posted 12.3.13
  4. So adorable and a great idea! thanks for the tips!

    Posted 12.3.13
  5. Elizabeth wrote:

    This is so wonderful! I just love this & thanks so much for sharing!

    Posted 12.3.13
  6. Elizabeth wrote:

    Oh my gosh! How the heck could I forget to comment on the pictures!?!? Too darn adorable! R spilling the oats is the BEST! Such sweet little helpers!

    Posted 12.3.13
  7. maria wrote:

    Adorable…all of you AND the Santa Cookies Jar!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 12.3.13
  8. Leisha wrote:

    Where can I find the baking instructions? Are there any additional items that need to be added once delivered as gifts? eggs? butter?

    thanks for sharing!

    Posted 12.9.13
  9. Leisha wrote:

    Disregared my comment. oops! I see it now.

    Posted 12.9.13
  10. kelley wrote:

    We are making these today! nurses gifts from mom and teachers gifts from gk 🙂 thanks for the printables!!

    Posted 12.16.13

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