Layered Cookies In a Jar-Valentine Cookie Gift

Valentine’s Day Themed Simply Layered cookies in a Jar is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this Valentine Day.

This is an activity the kids can help with if you don’t mind a little mess on the counter and the recipient can choose when to make the sweet treat!!

Valentine’s Day Layered cookies in a Jar are easy to make and the kids will love them too. The kids used the leftover foam hearts from the heart garland to make valentines for their teachers which also serve as the directions tag!

Post Updated 1/14/24 Be sure to scroll down for the free Printable. 

Valentines Day Layered cookies in a Jar make is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day


How to make Layered Cookies in a Jar 

What you need to make Mason Jar Cookie Recipe: 

 No need to buy Quart mason jars unless you are making these layered cookies in bulk. Any large jar will work, we used old pickle jars, marinara jars, and larger sized natural peanut butter jars.
I have also used large cello bags (clear gift bags), not as a pretty presentation but just as a tasty result.


TIPS for making layered Valentine cookie mix in a jar:

 1. Layer Ingredients Carefully:

Ensure that you layer the dry ingredients in a visually appealing manner. Start with the ingredients that have a larger particle size, such as flour or oats, at the bottom of the jar.

Then add ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruits. Finish with the smallest particles, like sugar or baking powder, on top. This not only looks attractive but also helps prevent the ingredients from settling and mixing during transportation.

Just be sure to press the ingredients lightly with each layer addition or you will run out of room.


layered cookies in a jar recipe

  • This recipe can be adapted for any occasion.
  • Use whatever we have in the pantry to equal the 1 1/2 cups of chips. (m&ms, toffee bites, white chips etc…)
  • If you don’t have fabric, a cupcake liner will work on smaller lids. Just glue it on.

2. Include Clear Instructions:

Attach a recipe card or label to the jar with clear and concise instructions on how to turn the jar’s contents into delicious cookies. Include any additional wet ingredients needed, baking time, and temperature. This makes it easy for the recipient to whip up a batch of cookies without any confusion.

Decorate the Jar:

Enhance the presentation by decorating the jar. Use colorful fabric or ribbon to cover the lid, and attach a personalized gift tag. You can also add a festive touch by tying a cookie cutter or a small ornament to the jar.
Not only does this make the gift visually appealing, but it also adds a thoughtful touch that shows you put effort into creating a special present.

 How to Decorate Valentine’s day cookie jar

I bought 1/2 yard of fabric at JoAnn’s and it cost 1.75, will make a lot of covers!!

  • Use a canning funnel to help keep the mess down, seemed to work well for the kids.
  layered cookies in a jar recipe

Layered Cookies In a Jar Recipe:

Cookies In a Jar

Photo From 2010


Mason jar cookie recipes printable

Be sure to download our free Valentine’s Day Printable for these Layered Cookie Mix. Grab the free tags here:  valentine’s day Layered cookie tags



cookies in a jar recipe



We hope you make a bunch of these for all your Valentine’s this year and we would love to see how you package them. Or try our Valentine’s Day Saltine Toffee Recipe as a great Valentine’s Day gift too. 

Valentines Day Layered cookies in a Jar make is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day


What will you add to these layered cookie mixes to make them special for your Valentines’?

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Valentines Day Layered cookies in a Jar make is a great way to say thank you to a teacher, babysitter or neighbor this valentines Day

Valentines Day Layered Cookies in A Jar

Yield: 1 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Valentines Day Layered Cookies in A Jar are a great gift someone can make at a later date


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, white or semi sweet chip, M&M's, raisins, or nuts


  1. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Layer the ingredients in a 1 quart glass canister or jar in the following orde (from top to bottom): Granulated sugar, the 1 cup of chips, the brown sugar, flour mixture, oats and 1/2 chips. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next one.
  3. Cover: attach baking directions to jar.

recipe for baking directions

  1. heat oven to 375'. empty contents of jar into large bowl. add 1/2 c softened butter, 1 slightly beaten egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract. stir until well mixed. drop dough by heaping tsp 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. bake 8-10 mins or until edges are lightly browned. remove
  2. from cookie sheet to wire rack. makes 2 doz
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 1mgSodium 133mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 3gSugar 24gProtein 6g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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