Gluten-Free Cookies in a Jar (Paleo, Vegan)

If you want an easy DIY gift that tastes as good as it looks, these cookie jars are for you.gluten-free cookie in a jar with a ribbon tied around it

 

I love the idea of giving a homemade “cookie mix.” Since most of my cookie recipes call for a liquid natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey, I developed this particular recipe with coconut sugar, so that the dry mix would be as easy as possible to prepare for the gift recipient. All they have to do is add oil and water!

It doesn’t get much easier than that. Or more delicious.

Made with protein-rich almonds and low-glycemic coconut sugar, these chocolate chip cookies might just be my very favorite cookie recipe ever. They have a rich flavor and perfect texture– crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Even if you don’t plan on making them for a gift, you should make these cookies to enjoy yourself!

Almond Flour Cookie in a Jar (Paleo, Vegan)
Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

2 1/2 cups almond meal
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Wet ingredients:

6 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or butter)
1/4 cup water

Directions:

To make the gift jar, fill a 32-ounce glass jar with the dry ingredients, layering them however you like for a pretty presentation. Seal the jar and attach the printable recipe card below.

To prepare the cookies, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dump the contents of the jar into a large mixing bowl, and add the coconut oil and water. Mix well, until a sticky batter is created. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and drop it onto a baking sheet, using your hands to flatten and shape the cookies as desired— they will not rise with baking, so you must shape them the way you want them to turn out.

preparing cookie in a jar cookies

Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F, until the edges are lightly golden, then cool on the pan for 15 minutes before serving. Store the cookies in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a week, or even longer in the fridge.baked cookies from cookie in a jar on a plate

 

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Almond Flour Cookies in a Jar (Paleo, Vegan)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A healthy cookie mix to give to your friends and family-- all they need to add is oil and water!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 20
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
Dry ingredients:
Wet ingredients:
  • 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. To make the gift jar, fill a 32-ounce glass jar with the dry ingredients, layering them however you like for a pretty presentation. Seal the jar and attach the printable recipe card below.
  2. To prepare the cookies, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dump the contents of the jar into a large mixing bowl, and add the coconut oil and water. Mix well, until a sticky batter is created. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and drop it onto a baking sheet, using your hands to flatten and shape the cookies as desired— they will not rise with baking, so you must shape them the way you want them to turn out.
  3. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F, until the edges are lightly golden, then cool on the pan for 15 minutes before serving. Store the cookies in a sealed container at room temperature for up to three days, or for for a longer shelf life, you can store them for two weeks or more in the fridge.

Click on the recipe card below to download a printable version, or just use this link.

chocolate chip cookie recipeEnjoy!

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TSL

Megan – I saw your fab’ post as I was hunting down extra homemade foodie gifts to make for Chrissy. Naturally, I had to take them for a test run. THEY ROCK! Thanks so much – my partner has a new favourite gluten- dairy- AND egg-free cookie, and I have another GREAT Chrissy pressie that looks fab’. MUCH gratitude from down under.

Have a FAB’ Chrissy!

Jess @ Crunchy Hot Mama

Merry Christmas, Megan!

I just wanted to report that these were heavenly! I made a half batch, until I got more ingredients, and whipped them up to see how they tasted, and my hubby said they were the best paleo cookies I have ever made! Kudos to you! I like how easy it is to assemble and give as gifts so no one has an excuse to say it’s too hard to go paleo 😉 I made a jar for my sister (a busy, working mom) to whip up with her boys and think she will love it 🙂

Thanks for all the DIY gift ideas and delicious recipes. I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year!

xo,
Jess

Autumn

WOW! Thank you for all you’ve contributed to our family’s nourishment as we’ve been transitioning from unhealthy eating practices. We had a plant based Thanksgiving this year to support my brother-in-law’s post cancer lifestyle, and our whole family used recipes from your site- all were incredible without pre-trial! We love plant-based main courses that are filling and also allow us to feel we are not missing out(ie your cauliflower pizza crust!)- keep them coming you are changing lives.
Blessings, Autumn

Korey

Instead of using water, could I use almond milk?

    Megan Gilmore

    Definitely!

Allison M

Does anyone have any thoughts on baking these into bars? Thanks

Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT

Love these little morsels of deliciousness! My 11 year old daughter gave me the jar for my birthday and then made them for me during the week when I wanted to eat them! Yes, so cute! Anyway….easy to make and delicious! And what a great gift for the the GF/DF, busy mom! —Angela

Laureen

Hi Megan,

I love your Cookies in a Jar and would like to feature your blog post in the Gluten Free Cookies Recipe Advent Blog Hop I will be running this December from the 1st to the 24th on my This Fox Kitchen blog. If you’re interested, can you please send me a quick email for details? Basically, all I need is permission to use an image from this post. My blog posts will link to the recipes. I won’t be publishing them on my site.

Cheers
–Laureen

    Megan Gilmore

    Yes, you’re welcome to use an image with a link back to the full recipe. Thanks for including me! 🙂

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