DIY Gift Jar: Gluten-Free Double Chocolate-Mint Cookies

15 min.
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For inexpensive gift ideas that impress, try DIY gift jars. They’re easy to assemble and make thoughtful gift ideas for family and friends.


  • 8 wrapped plus 1 cup chopped chocolate crème de menthe thins
  • Small cellophane bag
  • 1-quart (32-ounce) wide-mouth glass
  • 2½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • Index card
  • Festive ribbon
  • Festive bow (optional)


  Prep Time: 15 min.

Gift Jar: Place 8 crème de menthe thins in cellophane bag. Into glass jar, layer 1 cup chopped crème de menthe thins and remaining ingredients in the order listed, packing as necessary; seal jar.

Recipe Card Information:
½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Card: Write above Recipe Card ingredients and the following directions on an index card:

Preheat oven to 350°F; chop crème de menthe thins in cellophane bag. In large microwave-safe bowl, heat butter in microwave oven on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds; whisk in eggs and vanilla extract. Add contents of jar; stir until dough is moist and well blended. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until edges are set, sprinkling tops of cookies with chopped crème de menthe thins during last 1 minute of baking. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Makes about 24 cookies.

Attach filled cellophane bag and Recipe Card to jar with festive ribbon; add bow, if desired.

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