Shortbread Cookie Mix

This shortbread cookie mix is such an easy mason jar gift idea! You just need a few ingredients too!

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Mix up this simple and delicious shortbread cookie mix, pour it in a mason jar, and you’ve got an instant gift that’s great for Christmas or anytime of the year!

This shortbread cookie mix recipe comes to you courtesy of my Aunt Bobbi who gave it to me years ago. I’m going to be packaging the dry ingredients for it for several gifts this year so I figured I’d share the love here on the blog. I’m also going to be adding a packet of fruit sugar for topping to each mason jar and will be sharing that recipe tomorrow. (It’s super simple too!)

Because you are merely assembling ingredients for this mix, it comes together quickly. Have all of your supplies out on the counter and you’ll be finished faster than you’d think. At least much faster than rolling out the cookies yourself, right?

I like to gift mason jar cookie mixes at Christmas because often we’re kind of filled to the brim with sweets around the holidays. They make a nice treat for later, and as I mentioned they’re also easy for you as the giver to whip up.

So let’s get started.

This shortbread cookie mix is such an easy mason jar gift idea! You just need a few ingredients too!


Shortbread Cookie Mix

For the mix, you will need:

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
1 mason jar and lid

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl, and pour into a mason jar. Attach the recipe below, add a cute gift tag, and you’re done!

This shortbread cookie mix is such an easy mason jar gift idea! You just need a few ingredients too!

Write or type this recipe out on a card to attach to the mason jar:

Shortbread Cookies

You will need:

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tablespoons cream

Pour mason jar ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Mix in egg, vanilla, and cream, and mix until dough forms. Shape dough into a ball and refrigerate for one hour.

With floured cookie cutters, cut into shapes and place on a slightly greased cookie sheet. Place in freezer until oven heats to 400F (204C.) Bake for 8 minutes until lightly browned. (Cooking time varies, depending on the size of the cookie.)

If desired, sprinkle cookies with attached fruit sugar before baking. These are the perfect cookies with tea or coffee. Enjoy!


I’ll be wrapping the jar itself in a polka dot towel that I shared last week on the blog.

See you tomorrow for the fruit sugar recipe I promised you.

And I hope you have a lovely {and creative} day!

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