Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix


If you read Wednesday’s post about my baby shower, you may have noticed the cute baking-themed favors that we gave all our guests. My sister came up with the  idea of doing a cookie mix favor, and it seemed like the perfect gift to thank my friends and family for coming to celebrate my Baker Baby!

It turns out- this mix makes a fabulous chocolate chip cookie that while different from my normal go-to, may be my new favorite. The edges are golden and crispy and the insides stay chewy for days. Bakers and non-bakers alike seem to have been able to figure out the easy instructions that come with the mix, and my inbox has been full of proud pictures of the finished product from my friends who couldn’t wait to try their hand at them.


As far as crafty, homemade gifts go, these are up there as easy to make, loved by all and actually usable. I’m all for crafty gifts of all kinds, but I also have no space and happen to hate clutter, so something I actually have a use for is key. My Mom and I had so much fun putting these together, and whipping up 2 dozen of these jars took no time at all.

We bought bulk ingredients and since I have an extra case of jars and more chocolate chip cookies than I know what to do with, I look forward to making these again for other special presents. Wouldn’t they be a great addition to a hostess gift? The options really are endless… :)

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar


In each jar:

  • 1 3/4 cups 7.6 oz* all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup 6 oz packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 3.5 oz granulated sugar
  • 1 wide-mouthed qt.-sized mason jar


To assemble jars:

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir together. Scoop it into the bottom of the jar and tap a bit to settle.
  2. Gently pour the chocolate chips on top of the flour and use your hand to try to smooth them into an even layer.
  3. Scoop in the brown sugar, packing it in slightly and top with the white sugar. (You can gently press the white sugar layer down if needed, but most likely the whole thing will fit perfectly)

Include the following instructions with the jar:

  1. Cream 1 1/2 sticks of soft butter with 1 egg and 3/4 tsp of vanilla extract. Add the contents of the jar and fold together, making sure that everything is well-mixed with no lumps of flour, but not over-mixed. Drop rounded tablespoons onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F.


* If you are making a large amount of these jars, I highly suggest weighing the ingredients. It saves tons of time and makes the whole process a little more seamless. Recipe adapted from: Very Best Baking

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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  1. I love making these things for Christmas gifts! Everyone loves receiving a gift that 1)involves cookies 2)involves basically no work to make said cookies 3)Will make your house smell like cookies and 4) Involves being able to eat mentioned cookies fresh out of the oven, with little work. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Great idea! Perfectjgifts for neighbors, coworkers, kids’ teachers, etc! I also like that you can personalize the jars any way you’d like. Thank you!

    xoxo ~Shari

    1. Hi Kathleen! Sorry if it’s not clear- but the instructions to include on the tag are listed as the 4th step in the recipe above. :) I tried to format it in a more clear way.

      1. Hi! Thanks for the response. I saw the ingredient/baking instructions within the recipe but I thought that perhaps there was a PDF or some sort of file for the actual tag (like a print tag option). Thank you anyway! I plan to try the recipe :-)

        1. Ah I see :) I wish I were savvy enough to know how to do something like that but unfortunately I’m not. For my shower my Mom printed little tags with the instructions and I hand wrote them for this one :)

  3. Loved baking the cookies with this recipe. This was my 2nd attempt at making chocolate chip cookies from scratch and this recipe was infinitely easier, with fewer calories (1/2 the amount of butter) and really delicious. Just made my third batch today. Thanks Baker Baby!!

  4. I made this recipe during yesterday’s snow storm – they are fantastic – thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Made these today…they are fantastic! Thanks for the awesome recipe and great gift idea :)

  6. Thanks for recently reposting this!! I just made a batch just because, and they’re absolutely amazing!

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