Cookie Mix in a Jar: Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Cookie Mix in a Jar: Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Courtesy of Wheat Foods Council 36 Servings • 15 Min. Prep Time • 12 Min. Cook Time


3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. baking cocoa
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 c. dried cherries
1 c. semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Other Supplies:
1 wide mouth quart size canning jar per child/ recipe
Rings and flat lids
Colorful print fabric to cut in 6-in.
Dry measuring cups
Paper, pencils, color markers to make labels
Tape or yarn to attach labels


1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda.

2. In a wide mouth quart jar, layer ingredients in order listed. Press after each layer before adding next ingredient.

3. Prepare the label instructions (see below).

Tips for Packing Mix Jars

* Use dry measuring cups and measure accurately.

* Do not assume a pasta sauce or mayonnaise jar is a quart.

* Blend the flour, baking powder, soda and salt with a wire whisk.

* Pack layers tightly in the order they are listed so the ingredients will fit and won't get mixed up.

* Keep layers separate, with a circle of wax paper if desired.

* If baking cocoa is in the middle, wipe down the inside of the jar with paper towel to prevent streaking.

* Place lid on to pack tightly the last layer.

* Lay fabric ring over lid and screw on the ring portion of the lid.

* Attach ingredient list and directions with tape or punch a hole and tie it on with yarn or ribbon.

* You will need to prepare a label with the following information in whatever format you wish.

Chocolate Cherry Cookies (Makes

3 dozen)


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mix ingredients.

3. Add: 3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened, 1 large egg, slightly beaten,

1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until completely blended--it will be a very stiff mix and may require hand mixing.

4. Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2-in. apart on baking sheets.

5. Bake 12-15 min. Cool 5 min. on a baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling.

Recipe ingredients: Dried cherries, enriched wheat flour, chocolate chips, butter, granulated and brown sugars, whole egg, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla extract, and baking soda


Calories: 131; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g; Sodium: 72mg;