Give a Gift From Heart to Heart

This gift giving season give a jar of Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookie mix.  Layer up the dry ingredients in a 1L jar, tie on the instructions for baking, place in a basket with a bottle of canola oil and you have the perfect homemade gift. Great for teachers, holidays, thank you gifts and everything in between. Delicious little cookies made right at home!

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Just want to make the cookies!?! – Here’s a tip…
You need to add ALL of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl (including the cranberries and chocolate chips) before you add the wet ingredients.

For the non-baker on your list you could always make the cookies, package in a holiday tin for a gift they are sure to enjoy!


Supplies you  need:
1L Jar with lid
1L bottle of canola oil

Recipe for Cookies in a Jar:

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour (725 mL)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (125 mL)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (125 mL)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries (175 mL)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (250 mL)

Layer all ingredients as listed above in a 1 qt. (1 L) jar. Decorate jar as desired. Add gift card listing remaining ingredients and instructions for baking.

Instructions for Baking
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
  • 2 eggs (2 )
  • 3/4 cup canola oil (175 mL)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (60 mL)

Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, eggs, canola oil and applesauce. Add to dry ingredients. Stir well to combine ingredients. Shape or drop into 1” balls and place about 2” apart on parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake at 375F (190C) for 10 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 – 2 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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