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Giftable Cookie Jar

I’m always looking for new and fabulous ways to package cookies, especially as gifts…

40th Birthday Cookie Jar
A fun and sweet gift… Happy 40th Birthday Cookie Jar

My friend, Jaime, who’s birthday we celebrated this past weekend, might be just as big of a “cookie monster “as I am. I wanted to make her a batch of favorites as well as a few 40 cookies to mark the occasion. While I personally adore the kitsch of specified cookie jars, I knew it would be difficult to match one to her new apartment. Plus I knew she’d be having guests visit her all weekend and thought it would be nice for her to have some extra cookies to share…

Add a bow to the lid and may the festivities begin!
Add a fab bow to the lid, or wrap it all the way around and may the festivities begin!

After a bit of searching, I decided on the 6 quart JCP Everyday glass jar (which bear an amazing resemblance to the ones we used on set at the Martha Show 😉 ) and filled it with 2 batches of delicious, freshly baked cookies (one chocolate chip, the other triple chocolate chip). For added viewing pleasure I added three sets of number 40 sugar cookies with small hearts along the sides as well as one at the top.

The 6 quart size is perfect for filling with lots of cookies, but is still portable which is super important in gift giving! Easy for you to carry there, easy for them to carry home!
The 6 quart size is perfect for filling with lots of cookies, but is still portable which is super important in gift giving! Easy for you to carry there, easy for the giftee to carry home! Here we are with the cookie jar are posing for a birthday photo on our way to birthday dinner.

Filling this jar similarly but subbing turkeys, acorns, leavessnowflakes, gingermen or any other Holiday cookies could be super sweet! Just make sure the shapes you choose are not too fragile and are on the medium or smaller side. Also, be sure to let all the cookies cool and dry fully before carefully layering them in the jar. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this thoughtful gift and they can re-use the beautiful jar afterwards. Here’s what I did with the extra jars that I bought for myself…

I finally have the counter space to accomodate a flour and sugar jar for easy access! I used the 8 quart for the flour and the 6 for the sugar.
I finally have the counter space to accommodate a flour and sugar jar for easy baking access! I used the 8 quart for the flour and the 6 for the sugar. I added scoops to the jars that will remain in each jar and will scoop into my measuring cups to avoid any cross ingredient contamination. (Nerdy baking stuff, I know but I am very woohoo about this!)

I also love Crate and Barrel’s version of these large jars as well as the ones from The Container Store… the gallon Ball jar is also adorable but note, the mouth and jar is not nearly as wide. No matter which jar you choose, this will prove to be a sweet way to spread the love this Holiday season and beyond! Stay tuned for more ideas for filling these cookie jars coming very soon! (Good thing I bought a few extra! :))  Xo Dani

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DFiori

DFiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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  • THANK YOU for telling me about the jars! I have LONG wanted the apothecary canister jars sold via Martha by Mail so these are the next best thing! As soon as I got to your link I clicked and went straight to the JCP site for those jars and bought them ALL!

    Dani – Seriously, THANK YOU! For the tip on the jars AND for sharing again your beautiful, inspired cookies/designs.

    Much Love!

    xo