Vegan Cookies in a Jar

Vegan Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar w/ Free Printable Labels

  • Author: Vegan Vigilante
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


These inexpensive DIY Vegan Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies in a Jar are the perfect, thoughtful gift to give friends and loved ones this holiday season. You’ll find instructions for the gift-giver as well as the recipients and free, printable recipe cards to make this homemade Christmas gift as easy as possible to give and to make.



Items Needed for Gift-Giver

  • Quart-size mason jars
  • Ribbon
  • Small ornament (optional)
  • Twist tie or string

Ingredients for Jar

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips

Ingredients for Gift Recipient

  • 3/4 cup softened vegan butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 + cupĀ  plant-based milk (add more or less so dough is sticky, not crumbly)


Instructions for Gift Giver

  1. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Using a funnel, add mixture to bottom of jar. This is your first layer. Avoid packing down until later. Give it a bit of a shake to ensure the layer appears even.
  2. Next, create your second layer by pouring the vegan sugar on top of the first layer as evenly as possible. Again, give it a gentle shake so the layer appears even.
  3. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on top of the first two layers and gently press down with back of spoon.
  4. Spill in the next layer of rolled oats.
  5. Finish with a layer of cranberries and vegan white chocolate chips.
  6. Close the lid and decorate with ribbon. If you’d like you can print my free printable labels. See below.

Instructions for Gift Recipient

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper of a silpat mat
  • Into a large bowl, pour the contents of the jar. Combine well and set aside.
  • Cream the vegan butter, vanilla extract and plant milk until smooth. I used a stand mixer but a hand mixer or fork will do as well.
  • Add the butter mixture to the ingredients in the large bowl. Combine well until a dough is formed. The dough should be a little sticky. If it’s too dry, add a bit more plant milk and stir well.
  • With a spoon, place a 1.5 inch blob on your baking sheet. I rolled mine in balls, however I didn’t like how uniform they turned out. I think they look better a little jagged if that makes sense??
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes, depending on your oven. You’ll know they’re done when the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!


  • When cookies are ready to be removed from oven, they will appear a bit under-cooked. This is normal. Don’t freak out!
  • Avoid overcooking by setting your timer to 9 minutes and adding more time as needed.
  • Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.
  • Recipe yields 2 dozen cookies.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

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