Sugar Cookies in a Jar: Gift Idea

by Merissa on November 9, 2011

in Homemade for the Holidays

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Here's a cute, simple, easy to make, and frugal gift idea. I love any kind of gifts in a jar. They are cute and they are practical since your recipient can use what's in them!

Sugar Cookies Mix in a Jar

What you need:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • jar
  • ribbon
  • cookie cutter

Mix up the flour, sugar, soda, and salt.

Funnel into jars. If you are wondering...my mix looks like that because of the turbinado sugar instead of white sugar:)

Attach a cute little card (I just printed that one up in a Word program with a cute font) The card should say:

Sugar Cookie Mix

Add:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. sour cream

Roll out and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.

Attach a cookie cutter and the baking instructions with a pretty ribbon. That's it!

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1 Frugally Sustainable November 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

This is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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2 Frugally Sustainable November 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

This is perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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3 Dawn November 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

What size jar? Great idea!

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4 Merissa November 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

Quart size jar:)

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5 Dawn November 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

What size jar? Great idea!

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6 Merissa November 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

Quart size jar:)

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7 Bev October 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

Great idea – how long will this last in the jar?

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8 Merissa October 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

I’ve left them in there for several months with no issues. I would say at least a year.

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9 Mal November 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

What is the yeild with this recipe? How many and what size cookies does it make?

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10 Merissa November 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

It really just depends on what size cookie cutter you use.

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11 Jess November 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

How many cookies does this make? How thick should the dough be once it’s rolled out?

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12 Merissa November 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

It just depends on what cookie cutter you use. And the dough can be rolled as thick or as thin as you care to make it. Thicker cookies will be softer and thinner will be a little crunchy.

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13 Patricia December 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

found this on Pinterest! (and repinned it!)

Thanks a bunch! Merry Christmas! Pat

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14 Merissa December 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too!

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15 Monica April 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Hi Merissa, when you say 1/2t is that half teaspoon or tablespoon. I should probably know in relation to the other ingredient amounts but I don’t….lol. In Australia tbs or tbsp is tablespoon and tsp is teaspoon.

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16 Merissa April 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

The lowercase t is for teaspoon :)

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17 Monica May 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Thanks. I’m making a jar today for my sisters 10 year old foster child. She loves baking.
What a great idea for any age.
Thank you

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18 Gloria October 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Thank you I needed a simple sugar recipe and here it is.

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19 Michelle November 10, 2013 at 9:06 am

Hi Merissa I was just wondering how many quart size jars this recipe yields???? Thanks a bunch.

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20 Merissa November 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm

This recipe is for a single jar.

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21 Amy February 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Was looking for a sugar cookie in a jar and found yours! I made them last night for my family to make sure it was a good one. And it ended up being awsome!!!!! I used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup turbinado sugar. Everyone loved the flavor and the thing I loved best is I did not feel the need to add frosting! Thank you for the recipe and I idea to use turbinado sugar in my cookies!

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22 Sue August 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

Thank you for the great idea!

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23 Jodi December 13, 2014 at 11:40 am

Thanks for the great idea! My girls are so excited to make these!

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24 Kathy December 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Love this recipe! I didn’t have any sour cream so I substituted Greek yogurt and they tasted wonderful! The dough was easy to work with, rolled out beautifully and the cookies held their shape even when cut out with fairly intricate cutters. This is going to be a nice little gift for my co-workers, so glad I found it.

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25 Merissa December 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Greek Yogurt sounds like a great substitute, I’ve made this recipe before with plain yogurt and they turned out great as well.

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26 jenny December 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

The tag on the jar says 1 cup of butter, but the recipe you wrote out says 1/2 cup of butter. Which should I follow. Thank you :]

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27 Merissa December 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

The tag actually says 1/2 cup, it’s just hard to read :) 1/2 cup of butter is correct.

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28 Jaime April 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

If I’m using pint jars, would I simply just cut your recipe in half (while still leaving it at 1 egg?)? Just curious, what does the sour cream do to the recipe? I’ve never used sour cream for sugar cookies. Does it just keep them moist?

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29 Merissa April 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

Yes you can. Sour cream makes these cookies soft, they are so good!

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30 Jaime April 10, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Did you find that your recipe per jar pretty much filled the jar to the top? Thanks for your help!! :)

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31 Merissa April 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Yes this recipe just about does.

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