{DIY Tutorial} Halloween Cookies In A Jar

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The oh so talented Erin of Ink Tree Press and I have teamed up to bring you a little Halloween craftiness. These cookies in a jar are super easy to make and the recipe (adapted from Julia’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Jar recipe) is yummy – I made a test batch just to confirm the yumminess. Erin designed the fabulously FREE printable labels that make these jars just that much cuter.


Let’s talk about how to make these treacherous treats. You need the following for each jar…

1 quart sized glass jar
1 2/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups m&m’s (I used the fall colored m&m’s)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
fabric, ribbon, printable labels


Combine the flour, sugar and baking soda. Place 1/2 the mixture in your quart sized glass jar and pack firmly. I used the end of a rolling pin to help me pack my mixture tightly in the jar. Next, place the m&m’s (reese’s pieces would also work and look festive) in the jar. Pack the brown sugar on top and add in the remaining flour mixture on top. Make sure to pack, pack, pack or it won’t all fit.


Place a lid on the jar and now we’re ready to add some crafty touches to it. Cut a small square of fabric to fit over the lid and tie a ribbon around it to hold it in place. Print out the labels on cardstock and use double sided tape to attach to the jar (or you can print on 2” round label paper from HERE).

Download the FREE printable labels HERE.



Attach the following instructions to the jar:

Halloween Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Empty contents of jar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine ¾ cup of butter, 1 ½ eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add to dry mixture. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Erin also designed coordinating printable instructions for us.

Click on the pictures below to download the coordinating instructions.



That is all there is to it! You are ready to give these spooktacular cookie jars out as gifts. Each jar makes about 2 dozen cookies. Oh and don’t forget to make a test batch for yourself. Happy baking!


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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.