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The popularity of Mason jar mixes is taking the country by storm! These beautifully decorated jars are filled with  attractive layers of ingredients for making a variety of scrumptious kitchen creations. Topped with an eye-catching square of fabric that is tied on with decorative twine or ribbon, these jars are a pleasure to give and a joy to receive.

If you’ve ever wanted to create beautiful Mason gift jars in your own home, or try your hand at making the recipes yourself, here’s the good news: You don’t have to be a craft expert to assemble the containers, nor do you have to be a culinary school graduate to prepare the recipes in your own kitchen. Best-selling writer Lonnette Parks shows you just how easy it is. In her first book, The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook, Lonnette shares fifty of her favorite cookie recipes. In her second book, The Mason Jar Soup-to-Nuts Cookbook, she presents fifty fantastic recipes for soups, muffins, breads, beverages, cakes, and more. Finally, in The Mason Jar Dessert Cookbook, Lonnette offers fifty delectable dessert recipes guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Just like the other books in the series, this one is designed for both the cook and the crafter. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow directions for creating the jarred mix. You’ll learn what size jar to use and how to make neat ingredient layers. Then Lonnette will show you how to add those finishing touches that turn the jar into a beautiful gift.

Whether you want to prepare the Mason jar recipes yourself or create impressive gift jars for family and friends, The Mason Jar Cookbook Series is all you need. Enjoy the experience! 

Lonnette Parks
Author Bio

Lonnette Parks has been cooking and baking since she was seven years old, and is an awardwinning pie maker and cake decorator. She is constantly honing her craft and adding to

her repertoire of Mason jar treats. Ms. Parks currently resides with her family in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a highly

sought-after speaker and cooking demonstrator at local clubs, schools, and organizations.

Table of contents



The Basics      

Cookie Recipes

1. Applesauce Cookies       

2. Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies       

3. Brown and White Crispies       

4. Brown Sugar Nut Cookies      

5. Butterscotch Chip Cookies       

6. Chocolate Chewbaccas       

7. Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies      

8. Coconut Raisin Cookies       

9. Corn Flake Cookies       

10. Country Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies       

11. Cowboy Cookies       

12. Cranberry Cream Drops       

13. Crunchy Chunky Cookies      

14. Death by Chocolate Cookies       

15. Dreamsicle Cookies      

16. Gingerbread Cookies       

17. GORP Cookies       

18. Jelly Bean Gems       

19. Lemon Thyme Cookies       

20. Million Bucks Cookies      

21. Mocha Rum Balls       

22. Monster Cookies       

23. Oatmeal Fruit Cookies       

24. Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies      

25. Orange Burst Cookies       

26. Orange Slice Cookies       

27. Paradise Cookies       

28. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies       

29. Peanut Butter Cookies      

30. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies       

31. Pecan Chocolate Cookies       

32. Pecan Cookies       

33. Potato Chip Cookies       

34. Rainbow Kids Cookies       

35. Snickerdoodles      

36. Snowballs       

37. Trail Mix Cookies       

38. Ultimate Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies      

39. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies       

Brownie and Bar Recipes

40. Blondies       

41. Butter Nut Chewy Bars       

42. Chocolate Orange Oat Finger Bars      

43. Gooey Turtle Bars      

44. Magic Cookie Bars       

45. Mom’s Breakfast Bars       

46. Pure Joy Almond Brownies      

47. Sandcastle Brownies       

48. S’More Bars       

49. Toffee Crunch Bars       

50. Tropical Delight Bars       

Metric Conversion Tables       



Review Quote - Booklist

"Demonstrates that a cook can prepare personalized combinations of ingredients at home and thus enjoy the mixes' advantages without their drawbacks." 

Introduction or preface


Have you ever walked into a country store and been delighted by rows of beautiful Mason jar mixes? Decorated with a square of fabric and a brightly colored ribbon, each container holds the nonperishable ingredients—flour, sugar, and the like—needed to bake a batch of luscious cookies. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions on the attached card, and you have a batch of home-baked treats. No fuss. No bother. Just delicious cookies.

            If you have wished that you could make these Mason jar mixes in your own home, or if you have tasted Mason jar cookies and wished you could bake them yourself, I have wonderful news: You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to create these charming, practical gifts. Nor do you have to be an expert to bake treats that will delight adult and child alike. In fact, The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook was designed specifically to bring the pleasures of home-baked cookies not only into your home, but also into the homes of friends and family. In these pages, you’ll find fifty recipes for truly delectable cookies—treats like Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gooey Turtle Bars, and Mocha Rum Balls. These cookies are easy to make for even the novice cook, and are guaranteed to please the most demanding of cookie monsters. Better yet, this book will show you how to assemble beautiful Mason jar cookie mixes so that you can give the gift of home baking to everyone on your list, from your child’s teacher to your next-door neighbor to your favorite hostess. I have been making Mason jar cookie mixes for years, and I can tell you that everyone’s face lights up when they see these mixes. That’s why they’re not just perfect gifts, but also fund-raising favorites. Who can resist a beautifully arranged container that holds nearly everything needed to bake rich, chocolatey brownies or old-fashioned sugar cookies? All the lucky recipient has to do is pour the contents of the jar into a bowl, add a few basic ingredients like ­butter and eggs, and follow a handful of easy instructions. The result? Wonderful homemade cookies in minutes!

            The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook begins by discussing cookie basics. The first part of the “Basics” chapter guides you in buying the best ingredients and equipment for your baking adventures, and provides tips for mixing, forming, and baking scrumptious cookies. Here, you’ll find invaluable advice that will help you turn out perfect cookies every time. The second part of the chapter covers all the ins and outs of creating the jars. What size jar should you use? How can you make neat, even layers of ingredients? And how can you add those finishing touches that turn the jar into a beautiful gift? This chapter tells all.

            Following the “Basics” chapter are fifty recipes for luscious cookies, brownies, and bars. Because this book is designed for both the baker and the crafter, you’ll find that each recipe has been presented in a unique two-page spread. Intended for the home baker, the left-hand page contains the recipe itself. Kitchen-tested, each recipe is simple to follow and yields simply scrumptious results. Intended for the crafter, the right-hand page provides directions for creating the jarred mix. In each case, a diagram shows you how to layer the ingredients for attractive results, and a box neatly displays the baking instructions you’ll want to include on your gift tag.

            So take out your mixing bowl and get ready to experience the joys of Mason jar cookies. Whether you want to fill your kitchen with the aroma of homemade cookies, you’d like to give distinctive Mason jar mixes to cookie-loving friends and family, or you’re searching for a unique fund-raising idea, you’re sure to find what you want within these pages. Who knows? You may even bring home-baked cookies back in style.