Cookies on a Whole Notha’ Level.

Don’t you just love my grammar? Yep, seester is probably off banging her head against the wall somewhere. Incorrect grammar drives her absolutely insane. No biggie. Let’s talk about things that I am afraid of…heights, roller coasters, being drowned to death, but most of all…things exploding in the oven. 
Now, I have seen many recipes through pinterest using canning/mason jars in the oven. What? The first time I saw this I thought to myself, “this can’t be true, this must be some sort of sick joke…surely these things are bound to blow-up in the oven and leave a mess of shattered glass and pie crust, cupcake batter, etc. all over the inside of the oven.” 
You remember when I said that I am afraid of some things…well, I also like to take risks, especially in the kitchen. So, I held my breath, said a prayer, and went for it. 
Cookie dough 
baked in a jar

Not just any cookie, but Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies

This stuff is music to my ears
seriously…its all you ever wanted in a cookie with an ooey, gooey, center, and a slightly crispy top.

Cookies don’t scare me!
I  for see myself baking many thing in jars from now on…life changing!
Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies in a Jar (GF):
1 1/4 c. certified gluten-free rolled oats
1 1/4 c. oat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. coconut oil, at room temperature
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 c. sweetened, shredded coconut
1 c. raisins
1 c. dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60% cocoa)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray six 8-ounce canning jars with cooking spray.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil, both sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the flour mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
7. Fold in the coconut, raisins, and chocolate chips.
8. Fill the prepared jars 3/4 full with the cookie dough. Bake for 15-18 minutes. The cookies will be slightly under-baked and will have a lightly golden top, not a dark one.
9. Let the jars cool completely on the baking sheet. Then, you can dive in, preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or you can package these babies up and give them as gifts!
Makes 6 8-oz cookie jars.


  1. In the words of my favorite Ninja Turtle, “Cowabunga”……..was that Rafael ? Donatello, …..which ever little hard-shelled, Pizza-loving Dude ! those Cooks-in-a-jar are AWESOME, if i do say so myself !!!!!

    Thanks Chels,



  2. Valerie says:

    We don’t eat sugar, what natural substitute can be used (stevia)? Thanks

  3. Sonia says:

    Yum! Guess what – If you replace the dark chocolate with white chocolate (or just add more raisins) your wonderful jarred cookies are also safe for anyone on LOD (Low Oxalate Diet)!
    That’s a diet a lot of folks use to clear up chronic pain, autism and kidney stone issues.
    These look like so much fun to make in the jars too. Thank you so much!

    • melanie dion says:

      Can these just be dropped and baked as cookies and could an equal amount of applesauce be substituted for the coconut oil without changing flavor and texture? Would love to make but don’t want to purchase as many jars as I want to make. Looks delicious. If can be made as cookies, what would be baking temp and time?
      Thank you for taking time to answer.

      • Chelsy says:

        Melanie, I haven’t tried this with this recipe before. You could give it a shot and it should work. The coconut oil is added for moisture and fat, so because applesauce doesn’t have much fat in it, I’m sure it would change the texture. I would just watch the cookies, probably about 10-12 minutes which is standard for most cookie recipes 🙂 Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes. I love these cookie jars so if you are able to try them, please do 🙂

  4. OrahLee says:

    Try the thrift stores like Goodwill for extra real canning jars to bake in. These “cookies” turned out sooooo good! I am going to get more jars myself.

  5. Denise says:

    Would this work with any cookie recipe?

    • Chelsy says:

      Denise, it has for every cookie recipe that I have tried, although some are warmer and “gooier” than others but I think that is the idea 🙂

  6. could I make these in 4 oz. jars and cut down cooking time? 8 oz. of cookie is a lot to eat at once for me

  7. Can I eliminate coconut or can I add something in its place. Suggestions?

    • Chelsy says:

      Julie, of course you can eliminate it. I’m just a huge coconut fan. You could add chopped nuts in its place if you want. 🙂

  8. Joann says:

    Hi Chelsy, just saw the recipe for cookies in a jar. They look so gooooood I am going to try them but I will leave out the coconut and raisins not a fan of either (sorrrrry) 🙂 but I will do the chocolate and maybe some nuts :). Oh and by the way I love your grammer. 🙂 Thanks again

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