Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar Recipe

Jamie Lothridge | My Baking Addiction

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar are a great gift during the holidays. Everyone will love them!

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I cannot believe that there are only twelve days until Christmas. Twelve. Seriously, where has this month gone? Things have been incredibly hectic for us between traveling, the holiday blogging season and packing for our pending move, so we’ve honestly not even put a dent in our holiday shopping. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime.

I’m one of those people that absolutely adores the holiday season. From decorating the house, baking loads of cookies and giving gifts, December is my absolute favorite month of the year. And if I’m being honest, we’ve been rocking out to holiday tunes since before Thanksgiving – yes, we are that family.

Once December rolls around, Eric becomes affectionately known as Clark Griswold. I’m not kidding when I tell you that my dad calls him Clark from Thanksgiving until Christmas day. And now that we have a little one, he’s seriously stepping up his holiday decorating game.  

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As much as we love spreading holiday cheer, our shopping list seems to have gotten a little bit out of control. Instead of buying gift cards or cute holiday mugs, we’ve decided to take the handmade route for quite a few people on our list. And the first item we’ve whipped up are these deliciously festive cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.

I am obsessed with anything presented in a jar, so naturally beautiful layers of sugar and flour are pretty much my jam. Add on festive ribbon or baker’s twine and a little holiday ornament and tag and you have yourself a handmade gift that’s most definitely holiday-worthy.

Cranberry white chocolate chip cookies in a jar are the perfect way to say thank you to neighbors, co-workers, or the UPS guy who considers your house his second home because you buy way too much stuff from Amazon.

Although I do love me some fancy printables, I decided to go the easy route for these cookies in a jar. I simply printed out the directions, cut the paper and folded it into a small square. I then affixed it to the bottom of the jar with festive washi tape. Just be sure to tell your friends and family where the directions are located.

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Curious what I used to decorate these jars? Below are all the crafty details. Most of the items were purchased from Target.

  • Ball Quart Jars
  • Cooking Twine + Baker’s Twine
  • Plastic Bulbs
  • Garland
  • Holiday Gift Tags
  • Washi Tape

Looking for more homemade gift ideas? Check out this candy cane fudge and these sugared pecans. Both of these recipes are sure to please just about anyone on your list!

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar Recipe

  20 Servings


Layer One:
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, Plus 1 tablespoon
Layer Two:
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
Layer Three:
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, Plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Layer Four:
  • 1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
Layer Five:
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
Layer Six:
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries, Or raisins
Layer Seven:
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips, Or dark chocolate chips
Layer Eight:
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans, Or walnuts


  1. In the order listed, layer ingredients in a 1 quart jar.
  2. Attach the following directions to the jar:

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Yield: about 20 cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, combine 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract until fully incorporated. Add the entire jar of ingredients to the butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, mix all ingredients until fully incorporated. This may take a little effort, but it will come together. Use a medium cookie scoop (about 1 and a half tablespoons) to measure and drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Author: Jamie Lothridge
Source: Slightly adapted from
Recipe Yields: 20 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 20

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 29
Calories 106

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 91mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jamie Lothridge

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Jamie has an addiction to all things baking, as you'd guess from her blog, My Baking Addiction. She creates all things cookies just for us Food Fanatics, though.

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