Cookie Jar Gifts

Create a Holiday Cookie-In-A-Jar Gift

The arrival of holiday goodies is heaven for those with a sweet tooth. But there’s just so much of it around this time of year! When you’re surrounded by candies, cookies and fudgy brownies, just how much more can you nibble on? Cookies-in-a-jar make a great gift for those who like baked goodies, and it can be stored and easily prepared whenever the urge strikes. Each mason jar holds all the dry ingredients to their favorite cookie recipe. All they need to do is add fresh butter, eggs, and vanilla, then bake. Here’s how you can create these personalized gifts for your friends and family, and capture a little bit of the holiday in a jar.

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Step 1: Find a cookie recipe

Instructions: Select a cookie recipe that you know is one of their favorites. You can also search the web for cookies-in-a-jar recipes online.

Step 2: Open Labels/Tags Template

Instructions: Choose one of our free holiday design templates to use with your favorite Avery product. No download required! Just click on the design and start personalizing.

Step 3: Personalize Labels/Tags

Instructions: Design: Pick your design or create your own. To change the design, just click and delete the existing graphic or background, then use the image options on the left of the screen to add a new graphic from the image gallery or your own files.

Color Changer: Like the design you picked, but want a different color. Just click on the area you want to change, click the Color Changer from the menu on the left, then click your image again.

Text: Click the text box to enter your text. To add a new text box, click the New Text button from the Text menu on the left.  Move your text boxes by clicking on the edge of the box and dragging it to just the right spot.

Use the sheet navigator on the right-hand side and choose Edit All to make changes to all your labels/tags, such as changing the text style and size.  Then, to apply a different design and/or text to individual labels/tags, choose Edit One and click on the label/tag you want to edit.

Step 4: Preview & Print

Instructions: Click Preview & Print to review your design. To make adjustments, just click the Back button. When your design is ready to go, just click the green Print button to open the file. Your labels/tags are ready to be printed.

Step 5: Save

Instructions: To save your design, click the Save button. In the pop-up window, create a file name and save to either a free MyAvery account online or to your computer. To open saved projects, just go to

Step 6: Assemble the Jar Contents

Instructions: Fill each mason jar with the ingredients per recipe, then seal tight with the lid. Wipe up any spillage so the jar is clean.

Step 7: Attach the Labels and Tags

Instructions: Wrap a strip of festive wrapping paper or decorative ribbon around the jar, then attach a square label over the loose ends and affix to the jar.

Place the round label on the lid.

Attach the tag using the enclosed string around the neck of the jar and tighten the quick latch fastener to secure.

Your cookie-in-a-jar gift is ready to go!