After years of family members awkwardly asking me for gift receipts and spying my (well intentioned) presents in white elephant exchanges years later, I’ve finally found the holiday gift that’s a guaranteed hit: Homemade Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar.

Cookie Mix in a Jar: Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookies. A great homemade gift idea

Now that Bath and Body Works gift sets are out of style (sun-ripened raspberry anyone?), I’ve been searching for a go-to present that’s more thoughtful than a gift card, yet guaranteed to please.

The answer: homemade triple chip cookie mix.

  • It’s the right size.
  • It’s the right color.
  • It’s budget-friendly but still thoughtful.
  • It can be easily customized to fit taste preferences and dietary needs.
Christmas gift idea- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cookie Mix

I originally intended the cookie mix jar to hold my go-to regular (still fabulous) homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but then I became distracted by other tasty options winking at me in the pantry.

The holidays are no time to be skimpy, so I loaded this homemade cookie mix with a combination of peanut butter, semi-sweet, and white chocolate chips.

Triple Chips for Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar

You could also swap in chopped nuts, dried fruits, and even toasted coconut—just keep the total amount of mix-ins to 1 cup, or you’ll need a second jar.

This homemade triple chip cookie mix can also be made completely gluten free by using a 1:1 gluten free baking flour.

If dietary restrictions are not a concern, you can use the same amount of regular all-purpose flour (or even white whole wheat flour) and oats in the baking mix.

Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar with Free Recipe Printable. Perfect holiday gift

Once the ingredients are layered, tie the jar up as you please, then attach this handy dandy recipe to the front.

And if you’re feeling extra generous this year, you can also gift a jar of these scrumptious Honey Roasted Cashews.

Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar Printable

More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Cookie Mix in a Jar: Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Recommended Tools to Make this Mix

  • Jars. Cute jars that are perfect for gifting this mix.
  • Mixing Bowl. Easy to store and wash.
  • Baking Sheet. The essential tool you need to bake cookies.

Now that we have the holiday shopping under control, only one serious cookie mix question remains: exactly how many minutes after the cookie mix is opened must we wait before hinting at “testing” it out?

I think 10 seems socially acceptable, don’t you?

Cookie Mix in a Jar: Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cookie Mix in a Jar

5 from 3 votes
A perfect last minute gift for the cookie lover in your life! With this homemade cookie mix in a jar, the lucky recipient is just 2 steps away from soft and chewy oatmeal cookies, loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, and white chocolate chips.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins

Servings: 30 cookies, approx.


For the Cookie Mix:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or a 1:1 GF baking blend or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats


  • To make the mix: Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Place the flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer the brown sugar, granulated sugar, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oats in the order listed, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with ribbon as desired. Attach recipe printable.
  • To bake the cookies: Place rack in the center of your oven and preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Add the cookie mix and mix well, breaking up any clumps.
  • Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between each ball of dough. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until light golden brown, rotating the pan’s positions halfway through. Remove from the oven, and let cool on a wire rack.

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  1. Love this!!! Ive gone gluten free so this couldn’t really come at a better time!
    I’ve never tried the 1:1 gf baking flour, but it definitely seems like I need to give it a go instead of the hit and miss with my own flour substitutions!! I’ve actually seen the Bob’s Red Mill in my grocery shop so it’s perfect!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  2. Has anyone made these yet? I think I got all the measurements right but the mixture seemed very dry. I had to really press the dough together in order to get it to stick together enough to put into cookie shape to bake. Once baked, however, the cookies taste really good.
    Other similar recipes I’ve tried have either less flour or more moisture like unsweetened applesauce. I absolutely love the Stir Up Something Good tags. I’ll have to check out World Market.
    Thank you!5 stars

    1. Hi Toni! Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback. The dough is a bit loose, because there are so many oats and chips packed in. If you wanted it to be a more moist, you could certainly try it with less oats or more butter. In the end though, it sounds like you were happy with the cookies, and I am so glad!

  3. What a great idea of present! I’d love to receive one of theses this christmas. Plus, the cookies just look delicious!
    I’ll try them since I love oatmeal.

    (By the way, I’m french, I don’t remember how I got on your blog but I find it very good with delicious recepies) ! And you know what…. I’m a law student! I try to make a blog of bakery myself, I hope it’ll work.

    1. Enchantée Julie! It is lovely to virtually meet you. Thank you so much for your kind words and for saying hi. Have a very happy holiday season!

  4. Erin there is no denying these cookies look fantastic and the packaging is darling too. But I’m so sad about your family gift history! Really? They asked for gift receipts and re-gifted in front of you? It’s like a bad Christmas movie! I’m so sorry. No one will be giving these cookie mixes away I can assure you that!

    1. LOL Toni. My family does tend to be pretty direct with the gift feedback, but I suppose it’s good if everyone receives what on their list in the end? Thanks for the vote of confidence on the cookie mix. I’m hoping it’s a hit!

  5. Hello! These look amazing! Does it state what size jar to use and did you pack the powders?!!?!?!? :D i would really love to make these this week!

    1. Hi Desiree! You can find that info in the recipe directions, but for quick reference, it’s a 1 quart jar. I hope you love the recipe!

    1. Hi Bella! The 1:1 baking blend can be substituted with regular all-purpose flour. The oats however, you will need to stick with as the recipe as written. There isn’t really a substitute for those.

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