gifty: Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar}

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry


You never know how things are going to taste until you try them – am I right?!  I always see all these pretty little jar gifts at farm stand stores & wonder…hmmm…what will it taste like?!  I’ve never really actually bought one – I’m semi skeptical unless I’ve tried it before – but hey you never really know until you do.  And really, what makes these cookies in a jar any different than the mixes you get on the grocery store shelves…probably nothing…if anything they are probably better & not loaded with tons of GMO’s.

Well, no worries with this recipe!  These Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies are one of four desserts I made at Thanksgiving & they were given a huge thumbs up!  I thought Thanksgiving was the perfect time to test out as many recipes as possible – because why not – I had a troop of taste testers at my fingertips & you better believe I was going to take advantage of those tasters :)  And I did!!  Plus – I had a super fun & homemade gift for the hostess too!  Bam & Bam!

So, I have for you a yummy recipe, these Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies, and a way to turn that recipe into a simple gift (with free printable below) too!


Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry

Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies {in a jar} | @mamamissblog #cookiesinajar #diygift #chocolatecherry


Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies

This fun-to-make cookie jar gift of Chocolate Cherry Drop Cookies will get you in the DIY holiday gift-giving mood.


2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick oats
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl; mix well & set aside.
  2. Starting in this order; Layer the oats, cherries, white chocolate chips, brown sugar, cocoa, sugar and finally the flour mixture, into a one quart jar with a tight-fitting lid (it will be a tight fit, so be sure to pack the ingredients down firmly after adding each layer, I used a large spoon).
  3. Seal the jar tightly, attach decorative accents & recipe.
  4. Store in a cool, dry place.


For baking instructions, see the attached printable tag.


And here are the supplies you’ll need to create this one-of-a-kind gift!

And the super simple instructions to make it!

  • follow the jar recipe construction above.
  • print out the printable on cardstock.
  • punch out several 2-point flags using the red pattern paper end.
  • punch out the top of each flag with the 1/8” circle punch.
  • thread the twine through the flags and wrap around the top of the jar.
  • cut out, and optional corner punch, the recipe card.
  • with one of the ends of twine remaining, knot the recipe card onto the jar.



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  1. Hi Melissa! Visiting from KBN! Gorgeous photos of what looks to be a fabulous cookie! I can’t wait to try these. It’s just the something new I’ve been looking for. Love your blog!

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