I love making my ultimate chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe for my friends and family. The cookies have the perfect amount of crunch and chew and chocolatey goodness. I’ve had multiple people ask me for my recipe, and I always get so excited to share it with them.
But let’s face it – some days it’s hard to cook.
Doctor’s appointments, teacher meetings, and too many loads of laundry can all pile up and take a toll on my energy levels. On those days, it’s nice to have a little pick-me-up of a dessert that doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part.
So on those busy days, I like to have Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Jars on hand. Just dump the dry ingredients in a bowl, stir in a few wet ingredients, and boom! A wonderful treat ready to eat in just a few minutes.
These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Jars make great Christmas gifts. If you have a few mason jars on hand, you can easily make several batches that you can give away (or keep) at your convenience. And since the ingredients are all shelf stable, they’ll last for several months in your pantry.
What You’ll Need
These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Jars don’t require a lot of tools or equipment to make, but you will need a few items readily available:
- Wide-Mouth quart mason jar with lid
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A funnel with a wide end (or you can just use a paper towel)
- A cup, spatula, or spoon to push down ingredients
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can use ribbon or twine and labels to decorate your jar. I had quite a few of these adorable tags on hand when I made the jars featured in this post. I am an Amazon associate, so I do earn a small commission for your purchases, but I only recommend products I love.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar Mix
Dry Ingredients for Cookie Jar Mix
- 120 Grams All-Purpose Flour (1 Cup)
- 2 Grams Baking Powder (1/2 Teaspoon)
- 2 Grams Baking Soda (1/2 Teaspoon)
- 1.75 Grams Salt (1/4 Teaspoon)
- 100 Grams Brown Sugar (1/2 Cup)
- 100 Grams White Granulated Sugar (1/2 Cup)
- 100 Grams Quick 1-Minute Oats (1 1/4 Cup)
- 128 Grams Milk Chocolate Chips (3/4 Cup)
Wet Ingredients to Mix in Later
- 113 Grams Butter, Softened (1 Stick – 8 Tablespoons)
- 4 Grams Vanilla Extract (1 Teaspoon)
- 1 Large Egg
To Make the Cookie Mix Jar
- Use a funnel to pour the flour into the quart-sized mason jar. Gently knock down and press the first layer of flour with a spoon or spatula.
- Continue adding the rest of the dry ingredients layer by layer as they are listed in the recipe, gently pressing each subsequent layer so the ingredients all fit in the jar.
- Seal the jar with a lid and decorate with twin, ribbon, or tags.
To Make the Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit (176° Celsius).
- In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter, vanilla extract, and egg.
- In a separate mixing bowl, pour the ingredients from the jar and stir them thoroughly.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
- Use a cookie scoop to make 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized cookie balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Be sure to leave room between each cookie to account for expansion.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for a few minutes before serving. *
Do you plan on giving these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Jars to friends or family? Then don’t forget to give them the baking instructions when you give them their gift. Feel free to create a custom card with hand-written steps, send them a link to this blog post, or hit the print button on the recipe.
I had a lot of fun making these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Jars and giving them away over the holidays. I hope you can enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Feel free to have fun decorating the outside of the jars and making them unique for your loved ones.
If you have suggestions for improving this recipe or for beautifying the jar, let me know in the comment section below. And don’t forget to leave a star rating or share this recipe through social media so more people can learn how to make a cookie mix jar.