Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix in a Jar

Chocolate Cherries Cookies Mix


Cookie Mix

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Other Supplies

  • 1 wide mouth quart size canning jar per child
  • Rings and flat lids
  • Colorful print fabric to cut in 6-inch circles
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Paper, pencils, color markers to make labels
  • Tape or yarn to attach labels


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. In a wide mouth quart jar, layer ingredients in order listed. Press after each layer before adding next ingredient.
  3. Attach the following recipe on a gift label:

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Empty jar of cookie mix into a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mix ingredients. Add 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened, 1 large egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until completely blended—it will be a very stiff mix and may require hand mixing.

Grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Shape dough in to balls the size of walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on a baking sheet. Remove to racks to finish cooling.


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 all the ingredients will fit and won't get mixed up.
  • If you want to keep two layers separate, cut a circle of wax paper and lay between.
  • 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.

Nutrition information: One of 36 cookies (1.1 ounces each) provides approximately: 131 calories, 1 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g total fat (2 g saturated), 6 mg cholesterol, 10 mcg folate, 1 g iron, 72 mg sodium

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Wheat Foods Council