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DIY Gift in a Jar: White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

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Looking for a thoughtful DIY holiday craft to give your friends and acquaintances? Look no further! This DIY “Gift in a Jar,” contains the key ingredients needed to make some sensational White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies! Below, you’ll find our tutorial for putting the jars together, including a (free) printable gift tag to make it extra cute! This is one tasty gift that won’t break the bank but will be appreciated by all!

To start out, you’ll need 1 quart jars (one for each recipient). You’ll also need to assemble the following ingredients (exact amounts listed in attached recipe).

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • old fashioned oats
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • white chocolate chips
  • dried cranberries
  • chopped walnuts

Once you have everything that you need all together, you can start assembling! If you have kids who love to help out in the kitchen, this is a great activity to involve them in! Since all of the jars need to be assembled in the same way (in a particular order) you could even use it as a way to teach them about assembly lines!

First, you want to whisk together the fine, dry ingredients in a bowl: the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Then, take your jar and layer the ingredients in distinct layers, pressing each layer down after you add it. Start with the flour mixture, then a layer of oats, then a layer of (half) of the dried cranberries.

Note: TIP: A funnel is very helpful when adding the flour.

After this, add a layer of the brown sugar, then white sugar, then walnuts. Next, add the rest of the dried cranberries. Top with the white chocolate chips. Assembling each jar this way makes your gift look really pretty–like the present that it is!

Screw the lid on tightly. For the final touch, download and print out our free gift tags, which include the instructions that your recipient will need when he/she decides to make the cookies! Use a bit of ribbon or taffeta to attach the gift tags, and you have an adorable and thoughtful home-made gift to share!

Click here to download the free printable gift tags!


Are you interested in creating and gifting some DIY gifts this holiday season? Let us know if you try this one out!


DIY Gift in a Jar: White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies

  • Author: Trish Corlew


Looking for a thoughtful DIY to make and give this holiday season? This adorable “Gift in a Jar,” contains the key ingredients for some sensational White Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies that everyone will love! This how-to comes with free, printable gift tags for added cuteness!



1 quart (32 ounce) jar with lid

Printable label/gift tag

1 ¼ cup flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup old fashioned oats

⅓ cup granulated sugar

⅓ cup brown sugar

½ cup white chocolate chips

1 cup dried cranberries

½ cup roughly chopped walnuts


  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In the jar, layer ingredients in this order, pressing each down between additions: flour mixture, oats, half the dried cranberries, brown sugar, white sugar, walnuts, remaining cranberries, and white chocolate chips. TIP: A funnel is very helpful when adding the flour.
  3. Seal and attach gift tag.


The amounts given are for one, quart-size jar. Multiply according to how many recipients you need to make jars for!





About the author

Trish Corlew

Trish is one of the owners of Love These Recipes. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 21 years and they have three teen-aged sons (ages 18, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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