Can you make cookies from cake mix

A cookie mix in a jar is always popular! Whether with children or adults, for Christmas or in autumn. For a long time I didn't plan to publish recipes for baking mixes in the jar. But when I saw a few years ago that you can now even get the whole thing in the sports shop or in the hardware store (!!!). And sometimes for 10-15 euros, I had to change my mind 😉.

A cookie baking mix in a jar can be made comparatively cheaply and really quickly. Like all other baking mixes in the glass, it is also completely individual instead of off the shelf. The motley one Cookie mix in a jar I particularly like it. The mix is ​​suitable, among other things, as a nice gift from the kitchen during Advent, for birthday invitations, as a homemade guest gift for weddings or as a souvenir for visits. Before the concrete instructions for the simple homemade cookie baking mix in the jar, I would like to give you some general information if you want to create your own recipe. It is important that the beautiful layered look does not get mixed up, even when the baking mixture is transported and moved in the jar for cookies.

It gets especially good when you use ingredients of different colors for your own cookie mix, for example brown sugar, oat flakes, cookies, etc. The recipe for the cookie baking mix in the jar should be an all-in-all recipe, in which all ingredients are processed together at once.

This is how the homemade cookie mix in a jar works

Like you at my instructions for the Cookie mix in a jar can see the amount is comparatively small. It is suitable for tumbler glasses like this one, but also for smaller glass bottles like this one if the bottle neck is not too narrow. If the amount doesn't fit exactly, just take a little more or less M & Ms or other sweets or nuts. not directly into the batter.

When you have finished layering the baking ingredients, all you have to do is write the instructions for the cookie mix on labels or tags like this one and maybe decorate the glasses with stickers. I always find stamps like that nice. Have fun copying and giving away!

Note: I published this post for the first time in 2015 and last updated it in 2020.

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Baking mix for cookies in a jar

The baking mix for cookies is a nice gift from the kitchen. Instead of M & Ms, sugar lentils or chocolate drops are also suitable.
Quantity: 1 glass with approx. 500 ml


For the baking mix

The recipient still needs them for the finished cookies

  • 75 grams butter soft
  • 1 medium-sized egg whisked


  • Layer the ingredients in order (starting with the flour, at the end the white sugar) in the glass or bottle with a roughly 500 ml volume. After the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt mixture, knock the glass on the work surface so that everything is evenly and straight in the glass, and press the ingredient lightly with a tablespoon. After the oatmeal and the two types of sugar, also press lightly.
  • Fill the glass completely with the M & Ms, chocolate drops or similar, so that it is full to the brim and nothing can slip. Now just wrap the glass nicely - for example with a gift ribbon and a cookie sticker - and provide it with the baking instructions.
  • Print or write the following baking instructions for the cookie mix: “For the cookies you need 75 grams of soft butter and 1 beaten egg. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat. Cover a tray with baking paper. Beat the softened butter until frothy and stir in the egg well. Save some M & Ms from the baking mixture for the decoration, add the remaining contents of the glass to the bowl and knead everything into a dough. Shape about 10 balls with your hands or a spoon, place them on the baking sheet and flatten them slightly. Press a few M & Ms into the dough and bake the cookies for around 15 minutes. You can still be a little soft. "

General information

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