Cookies in a jar make awesome wedding favors. Not only are they adorable and affordable – they’re an easy DIY project. Lizzie over at Love Your Way designed cute recipe labels that you can download for free.

These Cranberry Hootycreeks cookies in a jar are really delicious. In fact, this was all that was left the next day when I went to take a photo of them for this tutorial. Three measly cookies!!!

Here’s what you need:


1/2 cup + two tablespoons flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (you can also use pecans)

I used a one-litre jar. There was some space left at the top of the jar. If you are making these for a wedding and you will be transporting them, make sure you pack down each of the ingredients and place the jars in a box that won’t allow the jars to move around too much. You might want to consider using a jar that is a bit smaller so the contents go right to the top.

Place canning funnel inside of jar mouth.

Add 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons flour.

Tamp with a potato masher or the bottom of a jar.

Add 1/2 cup rolled oats.

Tamp rolled oats.

Mix 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Carefully pour the flour mixture into the jar.

Tamp flour mixture.

Add packed brown sugar. We removed the funnel for this.

We built the edges up a bit on the sugar so it would look nicer in the jar.

Pour in the white sugar. Once again we built up the edges.

Add dried cranberries to the cookies in a jar.

Add white chocolate chips.

Add chopped nuts to the jar.

Close lid on your marvelous creation.

Print out your free Cranberry Hootycreeks cookies in a jar label.

Adhere label to jar. Add ribbon. Fini!

If you want to make your own labels or tags, simply cut and paste these instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy. Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. 3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.

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  1. Posted by Karen on December 20th, 2010 at 12:53pm

    Oh wow - this look wonderful! They would be a perfect favor at a wedding!

    Great idea, thanks for sharing! xo
  2. Posted by maggie on December 22nd, 2010 at 11:20am

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing. I absolutely love them :) thanks for the step by step directions, can't wait to make these :)
  3. Posted by Christina on December 22nd, 2010 at 2:42pm

    You're welcome Maggie. Hope you have fun with them!
  4. Posted by Amber on January 20th, 2011 at 10:36pm

    Hey I love the idea... where did you order the jars from?
  5. Posted by Christina on January 20th, 2011 at 10:47pm

    Hi Amber. I picked mine up at Bulk Barn.
  6. Posted by Kalina on January 29th, 2011 at 5:43pm

    Hello you. I'm from Bulgaria and I just love this idea. But I have one little question, cause I don't want to destroy the recipe. Could you tell me how big was your cup in ml.? And one more little question, you said that you used 1-litre jar, if I use 750 ml, is it going to be ok? Thank you so much for everything
  7. Posted by Christina on January 31st, 2011 at 9:26am

    Hi Kalina. One cup measurement is 137 ml. Yes, I believe that you could use a 750 ml jar.. just make sure you pack down all the ingredients as instructed.
  8. Posted by Kalina on February 1st, 2011 at 10:38am

    Thanks :)
  9. Posted by Christina on February 1st, 2011 at 1:36pm

    You're welcome Kalina. Hope you enjoy making them!
  10. Posted by question on February 20th, 2011 at 8:39pm

    I plan on using this for wedding favours however, i have a question. Some folks on other sites have left comments suggesting that the sugar (brown and white ) be packaged separately because when making cookie usually we scream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Then beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy then proceed in adding the other dry ingredients .For those that have made the cookies, did you see any difference in the outcome? kindly advise. Thanks
  11. Posted by Christina on February 22nd, 2011 at 1:48pm

    Great that you are making these as wedding favours! I made the cookies as per instructions and they turned out fine. But you can also check out the comments here to see what others say:
  12. Posted by Ellie Jay on May 31st, 2012 at 12:50pm

    This is such a lovely idea - and so perfect for a wedding! I've featured this tutorial on my blog (with a link to your site) - - I hope you don't mind!
  13. Posted by antonella on April 6th, 2013 at 4:38am

    What a great idea!
  14. Posted by Melissa on July 21st, 2013 at 9:25pm

    Great photos! Love this idea!!
  15. Posted by Angela Keep on July 26th, 2013 at 10:34pm

    This recipe is great and it turned out fantastic, like I expected. The first time I put the ingredients in a jar it looked quite messy. I guess you need some practice.
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