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Reindeer Cookies In A Jar Recipe & Instructions With FREE Printable!

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Reindeer Cookies In A Jar Plus Free Printable Tags!
These Reindeer Cookies are so amazing! They are a combination of white chocolate chips, granola, dried cranberries and oats. They taste divine and they didn’t last long at my house! Not only is this recipe just plain great, it’s also the perfect cookies in a jar recipe! It makes beautiful layers in your jar and fits perfectly, filling the jar! I’ve also got a free printable for you so they can have beautiful tags! These are a fun gift and they are quick and easy to put together too!

Reindeer Cookies in a jar - Use a canning funnel to layer them nicely
To make Reindeer Cookies in a jar you are simply going to layer the dry ingredients in a wide mouth, quart size canning jar. These can be found at most hardware stores or in the canning section of big box stores in the Fall. Add ingredients, one at a time in this order: Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and add to the bottom of your jar. Then add, one layer at a time: oats, brown sugar, white sugar, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and finally granola.

To make it easier to fill and layer your jars nicely I recommend using a wide mouth canning jar and a wide mouth funnel. These aren’t necessary but they do make the job easier. As you fill your jar with each ingredient, layer it nicely and pack it down a little with a spoon. Put a piece of fabric over the lid before securing the ring to the jar. I also used bakers string and twine to tie a bow around the ring to make it more decorative.

Free Printable Reindeer Cookies In A Jar Tags
Then print off these free printable reindeer cookies in a jar tags. Print on an 8×11 piece of white card stock paper. A thicker paper will hold it’s shape better when you stick them to the jar.

Color in Reindeer Cookies in a jar Tags
Then color in the “Reindeer Cookies” letters using a BIC Mark-It™ permanent marker. I used the Key Lime color!

Reindeer Cookies In A Jar colored with BIC #KeyLime
Then carefully cut out each tag, following the outer edge of the label as a guide for cutting it out.

Reindeer Cookies In A Jar with free printable tags
Use permanent double sided tape to affix the “Reindeer Cookies” label to the front of the jar.

Free printable tags for cookies in a jar
Use double stick tape to affix the directions to the back of the jar.

Reindeer Cookies In A Jar Plus Free Printable Tags!
Now the lucky recipient of the cookies in a jar just has to dump the mix in a bowl and add butter, an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla and bake them! They are SOOO good!

You can print off the full reindeer cookies in a jar recipe or pin this recipe for easy finding later!

Reindeer Cookies In A Jar + Free Printable Tags!

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Easy cookies in a jar recipe that can be layered in a quart size jar for gifting.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Cookies in a jar


  • 1 glass quart size mason jar
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oats old fashioned oatmeal - uncooked
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup granola


  • Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  • Put flour mixture into the bottom of the jar. Using a canning funnel makes this easier.
  • Then layer each ingredient individually, creating pretty layers:
  • oats then brown sugar, then white sugar, then cranberries, then white chocolate chips, then granola. Pack down each layer with the back of a spoon as you go.
  • Print off free labels and affix to the front and back of jar.

To bake:

  • Dump jar in large mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix well and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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  1. I received something similar to this as a gift once and I thought it was the cutest thing! It would make really nice co-worker, teacher or hard to shop for gift! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe and printable.I’m going to a Christmas party this weekend and this will make a great hostess gift. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. What a great gift idea! Who wouldnt want some easy, delicious cookies to bake?! This is would be great for a busy mommy. Merry Christmas!

  4. So cute, thanks for the idea! I might make these for Christmas presents next year. I like the key-lime colored BIC Mart-It, I would choose the same color 🙂

  5. This is a super cute idea. Made these as gifts and sold a few to my neighbors. I knew I should have tried one on my own to make sure they would turn out. I didn’t. I had 1 left over and thought I’d try them. These are extremely dry and wont hold together well at all. 1 stick of softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp of vanilla is just not enough for this much grain. I researched other recipes after the fact and none have granola and oats in them just oats. I think these need to be tweaked a little. I am sooo embarrassed I gave these as gifts. I’m an expert baker and I just thought with this much dry I didnt think it would be enough wet and I was right. I see nobody else actually tried the recipe out just made as gifts like I did. I loved making these. It was fun but they just dont turn out when baked. I sincerely hope the people I gave them to will realize and add a little water or something to it. I think perhaps melting the butter might be helpful but I dont know. I thought perhaps this was a cookie in a jar thing but after making other recipes and trying them nope just this one. I mean no disrespect to the blogger. A positive note when they came out of the oven. They did fall apart…most did. The ones I salvaged tasted really good. Its a good recipe just needs more wet to compensate the balance of dry or omit the granola.

    1. I’m sorry to hear these didn’t work out for you. I’ve had others tell me that they were amazing and worked perfectly so I’m not sure what went wrong with yours.

  6. I received these cookies as a gift from a child at our church. O-My-Heck! These are so good. I used unsalted butter, and still, amazingly delicious. I just made them a bit ago, and the angels are singing in our home. Great recipe. Super cute gift. Great job!

  7. I am able to print the recipe but not the labels for the reindeer cookies. I will probably have to design my own. I use varios mixes as gifts every Christmas, but was hoping for a few labels to help met out.

  8. I made these for co workers acouple years ago. They all loved them. My bosses wife asked for the recipe, she loved them. So I’m doing this again this year. I’m sure they will love them again. Thank you for the recipe and cute idea.

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