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gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix gift jar

Update: this giveaway has ended and the winner was Susan!

This year, I’m making many of the holiday gifts that I’ll be giving.  One of my favorite things to give, that you might also like to give to your friends and family, is this homemade cookie mix.

This high protein, gluten free cookie mix is quick and easy to make.  Further, you are giving a friend or loved one a very special present –the opportunity to have the smell of fresh baked cookies wafting through their home with minimal effort.  Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun DIY Christmas present.

Cookie Mix in a Jar


  1. Place dry ingredients in the 16 ounce mason jar
  2. Place chocolate chips on top of dry ingredients in mason jar
  3. Place wet ingredients in the 4 ounce mason jar
  4. Punch a small hole at the top of your tag
  5. Tie larger jar with ribbon and tag
  6. Give the gift of high protein yum to a friend
  7. Give them the link to this post so that they have the directions below

gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix gift jar

Cookie Baking Instructions
  1. Place dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix well to combine
  3. Roll cookies into 1-inch balls
  4. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Press balls to flatten
  6. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes and serve

I’m giving away the cookie mix you see in the photo above, along with a copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. To be entered just leave a comment below. This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere. I will pick the winner at random. The contest will end at midnight on December 12th, 2010.

Update: this giveaway has ended and the winner was Susan!

posted on December 7, 2010, 473 comments

  1. Oh, what a great gift idea…as well as giveaway idea! Would love to win this!

  2. Not just a perfect gift but also very quick :)
    If you have a friend to come and visit you in the last minute, you can prepare this very quickly.

  3. Peiwen

    That’s such a great idea! I have been making the chicken salad with almonds based on your recipe for 4 weeks in a row now! I just can’t get enough! :)

  4. Jess

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. batty @ batty.us

    oh, delicious! thanks for the idea. would love that book, too :)

  6. Jeannette

    simplicity at its best.

  7. Joanne

    What a fantastic idea — gifting the ingredients for your awesome cc cookies. I’ve already bought 3 of your books to give as holiday gifts to friends so this will be a nice addition. Keep the recipes coming Elana — I check daily to see what creations you’ve come up with :-)

  8. Eileen Vollmer @ eileenvollmer.com

    Like the idea of giving them everything they need!

  9. Jackie

    Love all your recipes and so does my family. thank you.

  10. Thanks Elana, I am new to your website but just love the beatiful recipes (nice and simple too!), and great photos (so i know what it should look like!), Thankyou!!! Will be checking in regularly and reccommending it to all my friends. J.

  11. Jackie Davis

    I love this idea especially to give to those just starting to eat gluten free and are diabetic. Mixing up a batch to give a plateful already baked along with the mix to use when they need more might add a little more to the gift.

  12. Toni

    my boy would love the cookie mix & I’d love your cookbook ( :

  13. Nancy

    What a great gift idea you created! I have baked several of your online recipes that my family has really enjoyed. I have to avoid grain carbs for my health. Thanks for creating recipes that have health benefits, are a good source of protein, and taste yummy. I have been eyeing your cookbook online for 8 months now and would love to win a copy.

  14. Ellen

    yummmm….my grandkids will love this!!

  15. julie siegele

    Because i love encouraging others to eat gluten free, this gift idea is the perfect way for me to put my words into action! Thank you so much for posting this! Julie

  16. Debbie

    Love this idea since it is so popular with sugar cookies this time of year. Anyonewould love the ez pre-packaged food right now! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Lisa S.

    I’m so excited to have found your website! I’m GF & Dairy free and love finding new recipes.


  18. Stacey

    This is a wonderful idea. So many people who would like to do some home baking feel intimidated about sources more esoteric ingredients. This takes all the stress out of it, as well as providing a more wholesome alternative to traditional baked goods. I’m impressed!

  19. Megan @ The Healing Fork @ thehealingfork.blogspot.com

    I always sub coconut oil for the grapeseed oil. Anyone have any idea about how that would store with the other wet ingredients?

    This is such a great stocking stuffer for my gluten intolerant family and friends! Thanks!

  20. phylis dillon

    great way to spread the love!

  21. Pamela Smith

    I am so thankful for your website, ideas . I finally feel like I am eating real food!! I thought my only choices were white rice, potato starch and tapioca… Ouch!! I am also looking forward to your next cookbook.

  22. Susan

    Thanks for this idea – it will be a great gift for my gluten free friends who otherwise might miss out of some of the holiday goodies.

  23. Gretchen (Mom) @ gfedge.wordpress.com

    Great gift idea for my gluten free friends! We like to share our special discoveries.

  24. Heidi Bateman

    What a fun idea!

  25. Paige

    I have several gluten-free friends that will love this gift! And I’m DIY this year, too, so it’s perfect. Thank you for the idea!

  26. sam

    I love this! It’s a great way to show people how easy (and tasty!) it can be to eat gluten-free. I’m definitely doing this!

  27. Helen

    I can’t wait to make these cookies with my granddaughter. I think I’ll use your gift idea and give the ingredients to her and her mother to make at home.

  28. Jennifer Stephenson

    What a great idea; how creative!

  29. Barbara B

    Our Pastor is gluten intolerant and I usually try to find gifts that reflect that. This recipe will work for my husband, who is also wheat intolerant. Usually, I substitute all or part of the flour w/other gluten-free properties, too. I don’t always have agave on hand. So, my subs for that are maple syrup(which I have tried in my gluten free chocolate chip cookies and my husband REALLY liked them), honey, or brown rice syrup. I stock up on whatever is on sale and the subs so far have worked out great! Also, I have started to use coconut oil almost exclusively in baking. Thanks for the great recipes!

  30. Tawnya

    Too yummy. Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite.

  31. Debbie Armitage

    What a great gift idea! I am going to make a batch for myself first. Enjoy your website.

  32. Patricia

    Yummy gift! Thanks for sharing.

  33. Lisa Vance

    Wow! This is the first I’ve seen one of these jar mixes for gluten free and I just love it! What a great gift for a gf friend… or me! :)

  34. What a great alternative to the carb-heavy cookie mixes. Sign me up!

  35. Tiffany Duncan @ calmspiritbodywork.com

    A very fun idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog!

  36. Love this idea … My hard to buy for niece is gluten free and you have now solved my dilemma ! Any other gift recipes to pass on?
    Love it!

  37. So clever! I love it! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  38. MIchelle

    Great idea – perfect host/ess gift for holiday parties! And thanks for the link to Nature’s Agave. I am glad to have access to a product that vouches for its growing and manufacturing process and has its glycemic index count measured by a third party. Thanks again!

  39. Dawn

    Thanks again Elana!
    I’ve been making “Gifts in a jar“ for a few years now, but this is the first gluten free one! Thank you!

  40. Nikki

    This recipe looks so simple and yummy! I would love getting this for Christmas!!!

  41. Sharon L S

    A good idea Gluten free gift. Would love your cookbook.

  42. JoJo

    Great gift! now I just need to order almond flour!

  43. Alice

    Thanks for the gift idea and the recipe!

  44. Lauren R

    Such a cute idea! Mason jars are always a great touch!

  45. Hazel

    I can’t wait to give this gift away! I love the idea of sharing your fabulous gf recipes with others. My friends and family are always amazed at how good everything tastes. Thank you for another wonderful idea.

  46. Arthi

    Thats a great idea and a great give away.

  47. marcia elwood

    I would love to win the cookbook and the cookie mix. I look forward to your email each day with such wonderful recipes. Thanks

  48. Elizabeth

    Wow! That is such a cute gift idea! I never thought about including the liquid ingredients.

  49. Trish Williams

    I haven’t made any but I just love all the receipies on your website and have a collection of them. Happy holidays to you and yours. Trish W. ..

  50. cindy

    What a great Ideal! I have made these cookies several times and they are delicious!

  51. Keri

    Last February, a friend told me about your site when our 14 year old son was diagnosed with T1D. Have downloaded and made many of your tasty recipes since then. Thanksgiving was the BEST ever this year! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  52. Hilary D

    yummmmy! what a great idea!

  53. I love this idea – perfect for everyone on my list!

  54. J. Tirin

    Great idea! I think I will also give one Gluten Free Cookie Mix Gift Jar to myself this year since it is my first holiday with a gluten free diet. I can’t wait to have homemade chocolate chip cookies again!

  55. This is so exciting! I’ve been wanting to add your cookbook to my collection ever since I went gluten free 2 months ago!! My brother inspired me to try this new lifestyle and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I feel like a new, happier and healthier me!!

  56. What a lovely Christmas gift idea!
    I’m definitely going to try and bake these, they sound too good to be just for Christmas.

  57. Fantastic idea!
    I gave some of your candied nuts in a jar last year. They were a big hit.

  58. I love those baby size mason jars! So cute! And this is such eco-friendly packaging.
    This would make a nice gift anytime…especially for introducing people to almond flour that initially might not be inclined to seek out where to buy almond flour. Once they taste it though, they’ll be hooked! mwhahahah :)

  59. Virginia S.

    What a great gift idea! The cookies sound yummy! Happy Holidays everybody.

  60. Jane B.

    The perfect gift for a few special friends!

  61. Genius! I love it- maybe I’ll get my act together and send a few of these to my gf girlfriends!

  62. Sarah @ Celiac in the City @ celiaccity.com

    This is great, Elana! Will be giving some of these as gifts for sure! My Celiac sister would love your book, so it will be going to her if I win it. (loving mine and will be making more out of it this holiday season!)

  63. SunnyB @andloveittoo.com @ andloveittoo.com

    Simple, delicious and a great way to share the wonderful gift of gluten free living! What a great idea, thank you again Elana.

  64. Jessica

    You are so generous, thank you for the opportunity for your book! I am learning to cook from experimenting with your site. I appreciate your work more and more as I realize that in addition to providing GF, healthy whole food recipes, you give new recipes for side dishes and desserts that are manageable and familiar enough to round out weeknight meals.

  65. Rin

    What a great gift idea, thank you! And your cookbook as well? The holidays are here!

  66. jennifer moore @ indulgenthealth.com

    Pick me, oh please oh please pick me!

  67. dana markland

    Oh my…I’ve been looking for a wonderful gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe and this might be it…gathering up all ingredients today and doing some baking. My daughter will be coming in for xmas and will love these. Thank you for all of your great recipes! Dana

  68. Susan

    That is a wonderful idea for Christmas.

  69. Terri

    Can’t wait to give this great idea to my gluten free friends. Every recipe I’ve tried from your site has been wonderful. Would love to get your book.

  70. Kathryn Richards

    What a wonderful gift idea! I love it!

  71. Mary Hancock

    What a fabulous idea! My granddaughter will love making her own cookies herself with this mix. So hard to do things like this when you have to stay gluten free. Also, dairy free if you use dairy free choc chips!!

  72. Marsha

    What a great idea. I have given gifts of the dry mix with instructions on what to add for the wet ingredients. Never thought to include them in the gift. Thank you for ther chance to win your wonderful cookbook.

  73. I have been giving gifts in a jar for many years, but have never included the wet ingredients…tht realy is more thoughtful, and convenient for the recipient! lol Thanks for this great simple GF, DF recipe!

  74. I love this idea! Too bad I’ve been having the worst time trying to find almond flour here… boo!


  75. Chris & Kate @ JustLikeNone.com

    Perfect timing! Our pastor has just begun to eat gluten free, and I wasn’t sure what to tuck into their family’s Christmas basket for him…now I know!

  76. Kathryn

    Another beautiful idea. I hadn’t thought to do this for my gluten free friends. Heaven knows we don’t receive many food gifts that are safe and wonderful. Your spiced pecans make perfect gifts for everyone on my list – gluten free or not.

  77. I love this idea! I love giving homemade gifts to my family and friends. The idea of your vegan cookie mix in jars is brilliant!

  78. Terri Gill

    Wonderful gift idea. I’m so thankful for you and your website and your generous spirit. God Bless.

  79. Oh wow! Elana, this is a brilliant idea! Too late for this X’mas but I’ll definitely keep this in mind for next year :)

  80. Theresa Woodward @ ElanasPantry

    My husband and I have Lyme and we came accross your site. The cookbook and web site are a rainbow to our world!!!!! We thank you SO much. One must have something sweet to really have a richer life, you make that possible.

  81. Melissa

    I am planning on having 2 of my grandsons over for a Christmas cookie baking day. This recipe would be perfect for them to do to make cookies. Thanks for posting the recipe. Would love to win your cookbook, so far all of your recipes I have tried have turned out great. Keep up the good work!

  82. Elana – thanks for sharing such a great idea. We are also making Christmas gifts this year, and I had not thought of sharing in this way. Love it!

  83. Micaela M

    I love cookies :). Great idea!

  84. Erin

    I love this idea! I now know what I’m going to do for my hard to buy for Aunties!!! Thx for sharing!

  85. Jen

    You’ve done it again….bringing cookies in a jar to those of us who are gluten free. Thanks for all the great ideas and this giveaway!
    Take extra good care~

  86. Erin

    Great Idea! I now know what I’m going to do for my hard to buy for friends and family!!! Thx for sharing!

  87. Amy McCoy @ doodlebuckets.com

    What a great idea for my gluten free friends! So yummy too :)

  88. Jill

    What a great idea for my friends and neighbors!

  89. melanie brenner

    The cookies sound incredible and healthy.. Cant go wrong with that, Cant wait to try these my daughter is going to be sooo excited.

  90. Monica Pelletier

    Fun idea! I have a few friends that will be getting this for the holidays!

  91. Audrey Jensen

    This is great. I even have everything to do this! Thanks!

  92. Ruth

    I am excited to make these for Christmas gifts. They are very personal gifts and I like to give thoughtful gifts :) My daughter was diagnosed with candida disease a while back after having stomach problems throughout college, and my daughter in law was very recently diagnosed with gluten intolerances as well, so as you can imagine, it has been tough to cook ANYTHING in my house lately. Your website has been a blessing, and we have tried many of your recipes. They are all good! I know the cookie mix will be something they will appreciate. THANK YOU!

  93. Stephanie

    Your chocolate chip cookies are the best Elana! I am gluten free and only bake gluten free. My college age kids only eat gluten free at home because they have to :) My oldest is a weight lifter and doesn’t eat sweets, etc. but he will eat your cookies, because they are high in protein and sugar free (except for the choc chips). I made them last week and put them in care packages that I sent to both boys for exam study week. As always, thanks for the great recipes and great ideas!

  94. Fantastic idea! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

  95. Stephanie

    oh good! Not only that but it’s vegan! Always looking for something to give the vegans in my life.

  96. Allison

    Yay! I LOVE your cookies!! :-D

  97. Beth

    As the world becomes more gluten-free friendly, I have found more and more fun recipes. Elana, this is a GREAT idea and a wonderful gift! Thanks for your site!

  98. Stacy

    Wonderful idea! I love homemade gifts the best. Thanks for sharing!

  99. Gail Radke

    Please enter me in the drawing of the giving away of the cookie mix you see in the photo above, along with a copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

    My brother just married and his wife has to eat gluten and dairy free recipes. I’m thankful I found your website and look forward to your emails. I have much to learn and you are helping me understand how to cook and bake with her in mind. Again, I say thank you.

  100. Hallie @ Daily Bites @ dailybitesblog.com

    What a lovely gift idea! Nothing better than giving the gift of delicious food, right? :)

  101. Healing Cuisine by Elise @ healingcuisinebyelise.com

    Oh my gosh! This is exactly what we are doing for gifts this year! Fabulous! I love homemade gifts, and I think it really extends that warm, loving feeling onto the recipient. Thanks for sharing!

  102. Elyse Early

    Such a great idea! Your truffles are so popular with my family that I no longer buy gifts during the holidays–I just restock everyone’s chocolate supply! Even my 18 year old niece, who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, always asks, “When is Aunt Lyse going to bring us more truffles?” The cookies are also in big demand, so this is a perfect way to supply them! In only two years, your recipes have become my family’s holiday tradition.

  103. darkhorse

    Great idea! Thanks Elana!

  104. Cheryl @ gfgoodness.com

    way to make it easy! your friends and family are very lucky.
    have a beautiful holiday, and thank you for spreading cookies (AKA joy) to so many people.

  105. Susan M.

    Mmmm, this recipe sounds sooo yummy! Can’t wait to make them. And, now I know what to give my vegan friend, since these cookies are gluten-free and vegan! Thanks for the great gift idea :)

  106. Julie

    Another great recipe! I love checking out your recipes daily, I am not gluten free but enjoy cooking gluten free, and vegan options. I like to be creative. And all your recipes are just that, very unique and just delicious when prepared. Thanks for all the tips and recipes. Happy to be a fan :)

  107. debra

    cooooookies! this looks so yummy! would love to win this!

  108. Victoria

    I love your website and I visit it often for healthy and yummy recipes. Thank you!

  109. Concetta27

    lovely idea, I would love to win your cookbook

  110. emily loiselle

    Thank you for the gift idea! I will definitely be using it (gotta try the cookies first though!)

  111. domestic diva

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  112. kari

    What a fantastic idea! And your cookbook would make a great gift.

  113. karla atwood

    I think this is a wonderful idea for Christmas!!! Thank you so much!! ~~ Karla merry Christmas!

  114. Faye Gannon

    What a tasty gift! In today’s economy – it’s a perfect gift! And the instructions could be on the backside of the gift card in case someone does not have a computer.

  115. Lori

    My daughter, who is 10, is now gluten free and your cookbook would be an immense help in my finding recipes that she’ll love. Thanks for the opportunity!

  116. Eileen

    After years of eating flour in various foods, my husband and I suddenly became intolerant of gluten. Your website has been a tremendous help to me in preparing gluten free foods. Thank you so much!!

  117. great idea! thanks, i am going to make some of these with my daughter this weekend. she is getting into playing in the kitchen more and more these days. what a great way to teach healthy habits!

  118. Gina

    I have so many gf friends who would love to get this as a gift! You have inspired me :) I’m gonna do it! Thanks for helping us all to live and love healthier…..

  119. Kristine

    I’m not waiting to win to make these cookies! These cookies look great. I have 2 boys, one is gluten/soy free and the other is not, I believe that both boys will LOVE these. And I love that they come together in a SNAP. I sure would like to win the book. Thanks for a great giveaway. And thanks for sharing all your hard work with us. It sure makes it easier for those of us who have to learn how to cook all over again — AND make it taste good!

  120. Anna Fargo

    What a great cookie idea. I love the fact that the wet ingredients are included. This will be great to try on my non-GF friends and family as well as those that are GF.

  121. Denise

    My son was just talking about wanting to do this for Christmas, so this is perfect. Thanks, Elana!


    I have friends that can hardly believe that gluten free cookies are so good!!! I may even do the chocolate/cherry cookies too. thank you for all your work and testing.

  123. Sarah

    Can’t wait to try these!

  124. Ada

    What a great, creative idea! I love it and thank you for the inspiration.

  125. I love these kind of gifts! So much more thoughtful and who doesn’t love a good cookie?

  126. Seana

    Awesome idea, Elana! I was just looking with regret at a “Gift in a Cup” cookbook that my kids got me before we knew we were gluten and dairy sensitive and wishing that I could make the recipes work for us. You’ve done it for me! Thanks!

  127. barbara

    Wonderful idea! What a way to share our passion with loved ones. Thank you so much. I’m off to buy mason jars.

  128. Amanda

    Such a great gift idea!

  129. Allison Waken @ allisonwaken.com

    I LOVE this idea and I really need to make those cookies! I have really enjoyed and treasured your blog over the last month since starting my new life out gluten free.

  130. Anina

    Dear Elana, thank you so much for all the amazing recipes, advice and inspiration. I wish you and your family a lovely festive season. I made your truffles a few times as gifts, it is so special to receive something homemade.

  131. Jennifer

    What a wonderful, budget friendly gift idea!

  132. Bettie@wineablegifts @ wineablegifts.com

    Thanks for the idea. I am going to bake some today. When I asked my son what kind of Christmas cookies he wanted he said “Chocolate Chip”, so chocolate chip it is! Happy Holidays!

  133. Jenna

    What a great gift. I wish someone would give it to me :)

  134. Arlene Hubbard @ hubbardfoundation.org

    Hi Elana,
    When my son was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis I searched for the best diet for people with MS. The Gluten/Dairy free seemed to make a lot of sense. In order to get him to try the diet I decided to bake some “goodies” to prove to him that going gluten free was going to be horrible. I found your site and now our entire family loves gluten free. I list your website on our “supplement” list on our web site as the place to go for great recipes.
    Thanks so much for all your information.
    By the way, after being gluten free for 2 months my son was tested with my husbands fMRI machine and we noticed the sluggish brain venous flow had improved. Diet is going to be part of the answer to MS.
    Happy Holidays,

  135. Paula Glenn

    Thanks for sharing a fun, affordable gift idea.

  136. Theresa Picoriello

    Love the idea and the cookies too delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and your right making chocolate chip cookies have never been easier. plus all the way around. love the giveaway too. Happy Holidays

  137. Julia

    Thanks! This is a great gift idea.

  138. patty mccormick @ pattymccormick.com

    a Great gift idea! I’m also looking for suggestions on how to convert my old white flour recipes to coconut flour or almond flour. Any ideas?


  139. Natane

    I have a friend who would love to receive this cookie mix as a gift!

  140. Heather

    This is a fantastic Gift idea! I cannot wait to make some up. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  141. Lisa M @ gumshoenick.com

    That looks wonderful! I’m going to do this. I have some relatives and myself that are gluten free. I have other allergies as well and love your blog because I don’t seem to be able to eat much of anything without feeling sick and your website has given me so many more options. Thank you so much for doing this.


  142. Sharon

    Looks great! What a fun gift idea!!

  143. Jennifer Warnick

    I never thought of including the wet ingredients when I gift a jar for baking. This is even better because it is gluten free!

  144. Liz Forman @ Ironsideathletics.com

    This is a great idea that my gluten free as well as vegans friends usually miss out on. Nice!!!

  145. Marae

    What a great gift! and I’d love to win…

  146. April

    Great gift idea! And so much easier than baking cookies for each person

  147. What a great gift (and giveaway) idea! Thanks for sharing!

  148. I absolutely love this idea Elana! I think I will try this! I think that even my non-gluten-free friends will appreciate this. Would this work with any other cookie recipe? I’m thinking of a cashew butter choc chip cookie…would it work? It does have 2 eggs though, which maybe they could just add the the batter.


  149. Jennifer Pfeiffer

    Thanks as always for the great ideas. I’d love to give that as a gift.

  150. Maria Greene

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this.
    Maria :)

  151. Lisa

    This is a great idea. What I love the most is that it makes GF baking stress-free for the recipient. They don’t have to stress themselves to hunt and find the “exotic” ingredients. Well these ingredients are ordinary in my kitchen, but my mother-in-law wouldn’t know where to begin looking for them in any store.

  152. Linda Lamers

    Great idea! Looking forward to trying it myself, too!

  153. Jo Stanley


    I have really enjoyed your blog. I self diaganosed myself almost 2 years ago. I have nver felt better then now. I have learned so much about Gluteen free items from your website. Thanks for such a good job.


  154. Andrea

    but if we don’t bake them, we can’t EAT THEM!!! :~(0)

  155. I love your cookbook and it would make such a great gift this Christmas! I don’t know anyone who eats gluten-free, but even swapping out some almond flour baked goods for regular ones is a good change.

  156. Great idea! If you aren’t a chocolate fan you can substitute with raisins or dried cranberries and nuts!

  157. Brenda Perkins

    Awesome idea! Thanks!

  158. Natalie McAvoy

    Thanks so much for the idea. Homemade gifts are the best!!

  159. Laura T

    ew—pick me–what a cute idea–I am so going to make this!!! thank you!

  160. Nikki Burklow-Rogers

    This is a great idea!!! I can’t wait to try it out!

  161. Halie Casey @ chefhalie.blogspot.com

    This is such a great idea! I am a Private Chef that cooks only Gluten Free and Paleo, this will be a great gift for some of the people I cook for!

    Thanks as always for your wonderful ideas!
    Halie Casey

  162. Tracy

    What a great idea for a gift- it also helps to show people who don’t have to eat gluten-free just how tasty gluten free goodies can be!

  163. Suzi Miles-Lilly/Farm to Family @ thefarmbus.com

    Again Elana is right on point with something fabulous, creative and timely. I can’t wait to make these for my GF friends, and for my GF baker and of course, for myself (-:

  164. Catherine

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!! :) Love your recipes!

  165. Laura Dickinson

    I love the cookie idea!

  166. Barbara

    Handmade gifts are the best!

  167. Kim

    That cookie mix sounds SO good!

  168. Donna Grady

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing all of your creative ideas with us. My gluten free girls and I would love to win this. :)

  169. edith roberts @ wildgoo.com/estore

    Sounds awesome!! Thank you so much for this recipe–it will be a perfect gift for my Mom this year.

  170. VLM

    Thanks, Elana, for another great idea and giveaway!

  171. nicole

    Would love to get this from a friend! What a great idea!

  172. jessica

    I have already baked these cookies twice! used the butter version instead of grapeseed oil and they are SOOO yummy . i feel much better devouring 3 or 4 knowing it’s a far healthier version than traditional choc chip cookies. thanks Elana for providing your recipes on your site you are so generous :)

  173. Rita Eakes

    This is the best idea for celiac patients who work and have children and just don’t have the time to bake something homemade and delicious. I have recently gone gluten free and it has made a world of difference in my digestion. Wheat, over the years, has cause me to be near osteoporosis level so I have no choice but to be gluten free, however, it has been a godsend to have your recipes so I can enjoy homemade cookies and brownies for a treat. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. They have been a lifesaver.

  174. Vanesza

    This is such a great idea! I love homemade gifts. Winning your book would be so sweet! Oh, and I have been a little too addicted to your chocolate chip cookie recipe, good thing I love to workout! :)

  175. JQBancroft

    I love the idea of giving baked goods away, but it can be hard when family is far away. Making a mix is the perfect solution. And a grain-free one is perfect for my low carb family members and my sister who is allergic to wheat!

  176. JQBancroft

    Oh, I forgot–approximately how many cookies does this recipe yield?

  177. Heather

    As a stocking stuffer, a certificate good for the labor to bake them!

  178. Jessica K

    I’d love to have your cook book! Any suggestion on how long the cookie mix will last? Bake it right away? Keep for a couple weeks?

  179. Claudette Woods

    Elana you have just solved a great promblem for me thank you.

  180. Debi Knight Kennedy @ debiknightkennedy.com

    Thanks for this new twist on an old favorite gift giving idea. I plan to give a few to some like minded friends.

  181. kelly alice.

    love this idea! and would love to win!!!


  182. Kaitlin Ganoung

    Thank you Elana! You have changed our lives!
    4 Months ago my husband and I decided to go on the phase 1 diet for weight loss and health reasons. The first few weeks were a difficult adjustment, but after a friend passed onto me your web site, our food lives became ever more so exciting. I think I use a new recipe twice a week from your page. Our health has improved and my husband has lost over 15 pounds!
    We love your quick bread, your pancakes are a regular on our table, sometimes with bananas! Everyone that comes over raids our granola bucket, and request your apple rosemary chicken.
    I don’t necessarily need to win anything, but sure would love it!

    Again thank you for the culinary enlightenment!

    The Ganoung Family

  183. Jackie H

    This is such a treat! I have a few friends that would totally enjoy this mix – thanks!

  184. Mia

    Thank you for a delightfully creative gift idea!

  185. Megan Lieder

    Never commented but would love a chance to win. My husband, four kids and I live in Germany and use only almond flour, which is easy to find and not too expensive. I LOVE your blog and your recipes and use them almost exclusively. Thank you for what you do! :) Blessings, Megan

  186. cindy

    Yummy what a fun way to help a friend learn to bake gluten free

  187. Karin

    I am new to GF baking and your blog has been very inspiring. This is an excellent gift idea – great for my friends who are dabbling with GF baking too. Thanks!!

  188. Vee

    I made these cookies a few days ago. Great cookies!! I will definitely share the recipe with my cousins wife who has celiac’s
    Yum Yum!!

  189. I’m new to the gf world and loving it so far!

  190. This mix looks great! I like the idea of including the liquids too since some friends/family would probably not have those ingredients on their own…

  191. Kelly

    I really like your website. You’re very passionated about food, and it’s very inspiring. Keep up the good work. Nice holidays!

  192. Lynette

    Thanks Elana!
    My roomate introduced me to your site (and uses your recipes often) and I have been following ever since. Thanks for the great idea!

  193. Emily

    Elana this idea is soooo cute! I love it!

  194. Diane - your wedding reception planning guide @ my-wedding-reception-planning.com

    What a great idea! It would make a wonderful wedding favor for guests at a reception also!

  195. What a great idea! I have a few friends who are trying to go gluten free right now and struggling. Can’t wait to share this with them!
    Thanks again!

  196. Great idea for a gift, I’ve been making alot of homemade gifts too this year.

  197. Frances Brooks

    I keep coming back to your site for inspiration. I recently started on the entrees and can’t get enough of the chicken with prunes and olives. So good. Would love to win the book!

  198. anastasia

    What I love about this is that all the ingredients are included. So often, they are not, which is not quite a thoughtful, and often requires shopping by the recipient before they can use it. Instant gratification makes this gift a winner!

  199. What a WONDERFUL idea. So practical and straight from the heart. Just what I’d like to receive as a gift for the holidays.
    Thank you for your lovely idea.
    Lisa Marie

  200. YUM!! I was thinking about making homemade chocolate for the holidays, but this looks like a great idea as well!

  201. Michele

    I already have your cookbook (and love it!) but I’d love to win this book and the mix for a gift!

  202. Kelly Penland

    I found this while looking for something to make for the Christmas Party at my Crossfit club, Graham Crossfit. We call it the BOX. This will be a perfect treat to bring for everyone to try and I’m going to make copies of the recipe for guests as well. When we all get together sharing recipes and Paleo Ideas is a big Highlight! Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    P.S. Crossfit and paleo has changed my life….

  203. roobaroo

    great idea! i want to make jars for myself and store them for the coming busy year!

  204. Ariel Laman

    Hi Elana,

    I have using your recipes for the past 6 months, and have found them to be delicious. I have been looking for recipes for gluten breads and cookies and have tried a few I have found in the store. I love the aroma of fresh baked bread, and have tried Bob’s Red Mill pizza mix. I’m hoping to have better recipes for breads and cookies.

    Thank you for your true dedication to providing all of us with the best, tried & tested recipes you provide reguarly.

    Ariel Laman

  205. Stephanie

    YUM! I want some. If I don’t win, I’ll probably make them anyway.

  206. Kathleen

    WOW, great idea! As a gift for celiac kids, this is better than making the cookies for them – the kids can make the cookies themselves. Thanks, Elana!

  207. Melody

    Love it! I’m going to run stir this up right now! I’ll give several away tonight to some ladies at our home school meeting! Thanks so much! … And thanks for the chance to win these items! Blessings!

  208. Leah

    This is exactly what I needed! I’ve been sending so many people to your website lately. More and more people are becoming gluten free and trying to reduce carbs. People are much more motivated when they try the things I make from your recipes! I have several people in mind for the cookie jar gift!

  209. Rebecca

    My husband made these cookies for me last week and I nearly ate them ALL for dinner. An instant new favorite! And maybe by giving GF mixes to family and friends, they won’t be so intimidated to cook for us gluten free-ers!

  210. Thank you for the gluten-free cookie mix gift idea! Your recipes here always look so good.

  211. Christine helms

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing and happy Holy days!!

  212. Stephanie

    For the holidays I usually gift baked goodies or hand crafted items. The cookie mix in a jar along with the recipe is a great alternative and worthy of consideration.

    I tried your pumpkin muffins and now won’t use any other recipe. My Thanksgiving guests devoured them. Your Almond Flour Cookbook is on my wish list.

  213. Stephanie

    Thank you for the inspiration Elana. I would love to win the giveaway :)

  214. Dina Contenti

    Keeping my fingers crossed for a G-Free treat for me! Love this idea Elana!

  215. Laurie

    This is a really great idea! I’d love to win your book.

  216. Cherie

    I’d love this treat!

  217. Gail

    Elana, what a great gift idea and another awesome giveaway. I am giving my family members a gift to a charitable organization of their choice in their name, and this would be the perfect complement to go along with a card acknowledging their donation.

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

  218. Lenci

    I love this idea! My mom’s side of the family is working on eating GF, this would make a sweet gift.

  219. Barbara Bakie

    Cookies AND gluten free = super combination.
    Very neat idea to give!

  220. Nancy Hawthorne

    I have a friend that was just diagnosed with Celiac and she’d love a copy of your book!

  221. Jenna

    Spreading pain free joy, yay

  222. Tina Chalfant

    This is such a GREAT idea! Thanks for making it so easy!

  223. Josie

    I gasped when I read your giveaway! Your books are on my wish list. Can’t wait to start baking gluten free!

  224. I love the idea of cookie mixes – I’m going to do something similar for my mom this Christmas – but maybe omitting the wet ingredients – her biggest issue is the different flours

  225. Christina Cieslik

    Blessings Elana for your website. Homemade creations are “sweet” treats that say we hold that person dear. I am always touched when someone gifts the gift of their time and talent. Thanks for another yummy recipe.

  226. Tami Jo Eaton

    What a great idea!! I have never seen someone also do a wet ingredient jar and then it becomes something additional that the receiver has to have on hand. I would love to get your cookbook. Thanks

  227. What a great idea! I love these gift jars, but had never thought of making healthy ones we could actually eat.

  228. Molly

    Homemade gifts are the best kind out there! Especially ones you can eat! :)

  229. Helen

    Love you Star Cookie recipe for my Drediel sugar like cookies for Hanukkah. Thanks for all your great recipes and idea.

  230. Charlotte Sanchez

    Thank you for posting this. This is exactly what I was looking for this year! We have recently gone gluten free as a family. My mom, daughter, cousin, and I cannot tolerate gluten. Your web-site has helped me learn how to do this easy and healthy. Thank you for all you do!

  231. Joy

    I enjoy your site so much. There are so many great recipes to try out. The brownies are always my favorite!

  232. Ellen

    i was planning on doing this very thing for a friend of mine that has a very limited diet but doesn’t have time to make herself special treats. you beat me to it!

  233. Hi Elana…thanks for this yummy, easy cookie recipe! Can’t wait to try it! And I’d LOVE a copy of your book! KarenO

  234. Jordan

    We have tried a few of your recipes and enjoyed them all! Would love to have your cookbook!

  235. wendy lehne

    Can’t wait to try this…just met a new GF friend who wants to learn some recipes…this is perfect!

  236. stephanie

    Thank you for such a great idea; I love your site — you make GF and Kosher very simple! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new cookbook!

  237. Heartsong

    Great idea! Thanks!

  238. Rita

    Thanks for posting this; can’t wait to try it. Great idea! Thanks!

  239. Kathy

    What a great gift idea! I have a lot of friends who would enjoy this healthy treat. Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Thanks Elana.

  240. Tammy Bybee

    I love this idea, and this is my very very favorite cookie recipe:)

  241. Kathy Warren

    Elana, just READING your recipes makes me happy! And eating the creations is a enough to cause a happy dance! I can’t believe my good fortune to have found your website. I will be making this and giving it away to some wonderful friends.

  242. Pick me! My sister is allergic to wheat, oats, rice, and corn (among many other things) so your almond-flour based recipes are about all she can eat. We would love a copy of your cookbook!

  243. Cindy W.

    Fantastic gift idea!

  244. Love your recipes! Always soooo good! Thanks for sharing them!

  245. Ginger

    What a great idea! Love your gluten-free recipes!

  246. Cheryl

    Cannot believe how yummy this recipe is! I am going to try more of your gluten free recipes now that the chocolate chip cookies were better than my mothers!

  247. Brilliant! I am a huge fan of mason jars but then to turn them into a gift for someone else- brilliant! Thanks for idea, Elana!

  248. MaryBeth Matthews

    What a wonderful way to introduce someone to the joys of cooking gluten free and with one of Elana’s wonderful recipes!

  249. Great idea. Simplistic, enjoyable, creative and YUM!

  250. Brea

    I love it!! I will definitely be giving some of these away this year!!! Thanks(:

  251. Corinne

    How pretty those jars look and a great way to introduce extended family to gluten-free eating.

  252. Tina

    I love your recipes! My inability to consume gluten or sugar (I substitute pureed dates and water for the agave) has really put a strain on my reign as the “dessert queen” around here. Thank heavens I found your site! I have been slowly working my way through the sweets recipes and every one has been a hit with my teenagers! I must confess. I ran out of your wonderful chocolate cupcakes that I keep stocked in the freezer, and I gave in temptation when my daughter brought home leftover brownies with cream cheese frosting from a Christmas party. Needless to say, I can barely move today and spent the afternoon napping off the side effects. So I had to get back in the kitchen to try your Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes. Awesome! Couldn’t wait for them to cool; we ate them fresh from the oven! Well, the timer is going off now for the chocolate cupcakes in the oven, so I must return to my royal subjects to provide for their sustenance from the bounty of your wonderful recipes. Let them eat Elana’s cupcakes!

  253. Scarlet

    YUM! this is a GREAT idea! Takes “homemade” to a whole new level!

  254. Chrisitna

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! I make this recipe at least twice a month for myself and all my friends! christinavagi@aol.com : )

  255. Karen@Cook4Seasons @ cook4seasons.com

    Wow – I’ll add my two cents to the line-up here…becuz this is absolutely perfect timing…and…YOUR RECIPES ARE FANTASTIC (but you already knew that;-)
    Can’t wait to share more of your delicious GF goodness with family and friends.

  256. Monica

    Would love to give this for a Christmas gift!

  257. KellyBelly

    I love the 2 jar idea, so the receiver doesn’t need anything out of their pantry. The gift of food is great for everyone- no one will return that! Thank you again

  258. Rose Sogge

    Haven’t yet tried the almond flour as the main ingredient, but look forward to winning the book and/or buying another sack.

  259. Judy H.

    Great idea! I just bought a copy of your book to give to my brother, who went GF a few months ago. Giving him a mix or two will round that out nicely! I’ll have to look for recipes in the book that will work by this method–thanks for rounding out my gift! Hmmm, maybe my dad too…

  260. Tiffany

    I love your recipes! They are so yummy :) I would love to have your book to give to a friend for Christmas!

  261. Denise

    I am so hoping to get your cookbook for Hanukkah this year, there are a couple of days left. :)

  262. Sherry Whittemore

    This cookie recipe is a God send for my family and a true gift! Thanks to you, my very food allergic 2 year old son can have yummy cookies for Christmas. Would love to win your book to give to a friend!

  263. Mary Bischoff

    This sounds really good! I’ll have to try doing this. Thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes!

  264. Bonnie Blomeyer

    Thank you for sharing this cute idea!!! I love referring to your site. I am gluten free by choice because of how much better I feel while eating this way. I try to sell my friends and family on it also. Although they are a little skeptical, once they try your recipes and other goodies like on my birthday… they change their mind quickly. One good friend said the following day after a huge gluten free cupcake…” I think I want to try going gluten free, I feel FANTASTIC!” The flavors you use in your recipes are BETTER than the gluten FULL stuff you get anywhere:). Have a great week! Thanks for entering my name for the drawing.

  265. Michelle

    Yum! A lovely gift idea. Thanks!

  266. You have enlightened my mind with innovative ways to bake gluten-free. Thank you so much!

  267. Paula

    Looks great! Thank you so much!

  268. This is such a charming idea. I love it! And if I win I’ll have it sent directly to a gluten-free friend of mine. (If I don’t win I guess I’ll have to make her some myself.)

  269. Karen H.

    What a fabulous idea! Oh, and how fun it would be to get such a great gift from you. I was just wondering today if you had any recipes for jar gifts and you posted this. Talk about great timing.

  270. Joyce Mosby

    This looks like a great recipe. I have a student that needs gluten free as well as a young family at church. I have been trying to include a free gluten free items in my cooking curriculum. I love almond and make a nut patty with almond.

  271. aziza

    What a great idea!I used to bake your chocolate cookies and give them as gift. Now they can bake them in their home.

    Thanks a lot!!!

  272. Marjorie Faisst

    My family is newly committed to a vegan, gluten free diet and I would love to receive your book. I am looking forward to the good health and well-being that this type of eating will bring me and my family. Thank you!

  273. Lorraine

    I have a family with coeliacs who will appreciate a gluten free gift.

  274. Karina

    i love this idea, so quick and easy! yay cant wait to give them out to all my friends and family

  275. Stacey

    Those cookies sound wonderful. What a great idea for gifts, I must do this.

  276. Bobbi

    This is a great idea for a friend of mine. For me to make and give to them. Thank you. And the book would be a bonus.

  277. Tasha

    You are a genius! What a great gift.

  278. Amber

    What a great idea, and a more creative gift than what you can buy in the store. Would be nice to stock the shelves with a few of these too just for quick and easy preparation, I know my husband would bake cookies if it followed just a few steps of opening two jars, mixing, and baking. :) Thanks.

  279. Shaena F.

    I love this idea! I also LOVE that it is Gluten Free AND Sugar Free!!! Thank you!!! :)

  280. Elizabeth

    BETTER gift idea… I win the cookbook, give it to my gluten free friends for Christmas and then they can make cookies AND other fabulous things (seriously, I could live on your chocolate cake. I have to hide it from my brothers.)I mean, hypothetically, of course! =)

  281. Joelle

    Oh so simple. Just what we need this time of year!

  282. Heidi

    My two year old daughter os allergic to wheat, so I cook gluten free. This gift looks like a wonderful idea….especially for my family members who equate gluten-free with taste-free. This is also a gift my two year old can get involved with. Thanks for the recipie.

  283. Diane Walker

    This is a great idea. I can’t wait to try it!

  284. Carolyn

    Great way to show everyone how yummy gluten free treats can be.
    Fun for the kids as they can “do it themselves.”
    sharing food is sharing love

    the cookbook is on my wish list. wonder if my wish will come true?

  285. Annette

    Just what I needed..thank you so much!

  286. bridget

    yummm… that looks soo good… I love how you have vegan friendly recipes

  287. Hannah Holistic @ HannahHolistic.blogspot.com

    Great idea, Elana! I should do this. I love doing DIY gifts and with many family members including ourselves with varying dietary restrictions this is a great option.

  288. Rosanne

    Gift jars make great gifts, how cool to be able to give one to someone who might not have received one before!

  289. Lucinda

    I just checked out this book at the library and would love to have my own copy!

  290. Suzie Carlson

    I actually have the book, but my daughter wants a copy so badly. I would LOVE to win it and be able to give it to her for Christmas! What a great, healthy present to give!!

  291. Sarah L.

    I love this gift idea and I know the perfect person to make it for!

    Would love to win a copy of your cookbook. I just started baking with GF flours about a month ago and am hungry to learn more.

  292. Sarah L.

    How long will these keep after they’ve been assembled? Sorry for the second comment, please don’t count in the contest… I just didn’t think to ask at first.

  293. Elaina Harman

    What a fantastic idea for those friends who we would like to give something but not spend an arm or leg for a gift.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Would love to receive this for a special sample of this idea.
    Thanks for all you do.

  294. Clever idea! You save them time to measure the ingredients and you give them the opportunity to bake one of the most delicious and healthy cookies! I’ll have them all ready! Ho ho ho!

  295. Kelly J

    Is there a discernible difference between blanched almond flour and unblanched almond flour? I can much more easily find the unblanched version.

  296. Kristi Isak

    Thank you for this wonderful offer. I have made cookie in a jar mix before to give away and it’s always a hit. Great idea to make it a much healthier version!

  297. Sally Brown

    Oh, I’ve wanted your cookbook since you first went to print! And thank you for sharing this gift idea. We used to give these sort of do it yourself gifts, until we had to go gluten free. Now, we can do it again! Thank you!

  298. Vicki Bradley

    Superb idea. An easy recipe to do with the young grandchildren. And really good ingredients that would be good for everyone (even if not concerned about gluten free baking.

  299. Elisabeth @ elisabeth-sarah.com

    Such a lovely idea – I might have to steal it this year! :)

  300. What a terrific gift idea! I only just found out that Number Three Son is gluten-sensitive. Finding recipes at this time of year is challenging. He’s also chocolate sensitive, but we can get around that with carob. :)

  301. I have this in mind for a while, but never got to try doing it. Now with this recipe I’ll do it for sure.
    Would it make any difference if I swap the agave syrup for honey? Thanks!

  302. Jen Ugarte

    What a lovely idea, it is folks like you who have made my son’s multiple allergies more managable -10 years ago I think we would have been screwed, frankly..

  303. Shelly Thomas

    I have never thought to include the liquid ingredients when giving a jar of cookie mix. What a treat for the receiver to just mix all the ingredients and pop them in the oven. Talk about fast food!

  304. Tara Dixon

    this is great! i wanna win! :-)

  305. Lindsay

    I had given up on gluten-free baked goods until I discovered your site. Thank you for sharing!

  306. Abbie H

    Thank you for this idea! I have a couple of friends who are gluten intolerant and this will be such a great and unique gift. :)

  307. Cheri Horning

    I have made gifts of cookie mixes in jars but having the wet ingredients along with the dry ingredients makes the gift special. I was glad to find your website. It looks like it will be a good source for gluten free recipes.

  308. Shari F.

    What a delightful way to share the delicious taste and smells of freshly baked cookies with people who eat gluten-free food! Thank you so much for sharing! This is also a great way to introduce our friends to your website; we have been enjoying your recipes for the last 3 or so years. Thanks for experimenting and sharing your creations, Elana!

  309. Bob Payne

    Sounds delicious, what a wonderful idea!

  310. chrissy ciaccio

    these cookies are what originally drew me in for a closer look- I’m a sucker for chocolate chip cookies above all other sweet treats. And they are the bomb! almond flour has been a wonderful savior in my GF culinary endeavors (finally!) and I love the added protein to boot, especially for teens who choose a diet that strictly revolves around breads and sweets (guh) – serendipity! And I’m all over the holiday cookie mix giftys… Thanks mama!

  311. Margaret

    This cookbook would be great for healing my son’s leaky gut.

  312. Giuliana Hazelwood @ lovelyhealthylife.wordpress.com

    Elana, you are one of MY food heroes!

  313. Louise Thomas

    I’ve just found out that I can’t eat gluten, and am finding it hard to replace all my favorite foods to gluten free, will be deffinatly trying this cookie mix, thank you soooo much for sharing xxx

  314. Clicked over from Food In Jars on FB – adding you to my faves!

  315. Serene in Singapore @ buildingupmoms.wrodpress.com

    Must it be BLANCHED almond flour? OR can I just use almond flour? I don’t think I can get blanched almond flour here in Singapore. Thanks!

  316. Kristin

    What a lovely yummy idea! I save all my glass jars so I shall definitely make this for my family :)

  317. Kelly- 18 Hour Kitchen @ 18hourkitchen.blogspot.com

    Great idea! I did this a few years ago before going GF; what a great way to introduce people to delicious GF cookies!

  318. What a fun idea! So chic and personal :) I love it as a giveaway too!

  319. This is the holiday I convince my mom she doesn’t need to bake the traditional cookies – she can do it in a more healthy way. Wish me luck!

  320. Emily


    I just wanted to thank you for your awesome cookbook. It has been 3 months since my 2 and 3 year old, along with me, were diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without your blog and book. I have made practically everything in your book. In the meantime, my 30 year battle with asthma….gone. You are a blessing to so many. Thank you.

  321. Tara

    Great gift idea, and super easy – and I’m sure all my gluten-free buddies will be happy to remembered in this season of food!

  322. ana

    Hi Elana I love all your food Ideas. I hope to win the book.
    thanks for all your great ideas.

  323. Ali

    What a great idea! Thank you!

  324. lindsay

    I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook! Cookie mixes are great presents!

  325. KarenLana

    Your recipes and especially this cookie recipe are life savers! I love your gift idea – thank you for the wonderful giveaway! =D

  326. I have many gluten free & dairy free friends (and I love to give home-made gifts the most) so I went out & bought a box of each mason jar & I will be giving these to all my GF/DF friends for the holidays! I actually placed the two mason jars one on top of the other & then placed the “set” in a pretty gossmer gift bag with the label on the outside. SUPER GREAT idea Elana, YOU ROCK!!! THANK YOU – Quick, easy & will be SO appreciated! I also varied the reciepe & added 1/8 cup chopped hazelnuts to the mix in some of the jars.

  327. Diane Gallegos @ gingerodie@yahoo.com

    What a great gift for my GF friends!! And it’s so easy! Thanks!

  328. Kim

    What a great recipe! We’ll try some at home and share some. We’d love to have your cookbook. 2 of my kids are gluten free, one is doing SCD and you are our “go-to woman” for ideas and recipes! Thanks so much.

  329. Vikki Green

    Such an awesome treat! I love it.

  330. Elizabeth Mullins

    Thank you for the great gift idea! My daughter (age 6) and I will get to work on it soon, I’m sure.

  331. Lara DeHaven @ texashomesteader.com

    Love your recipes. Would love to win these prizes? Thanks, Lara

  332. This is such a fabulous idea. Almost makes me want to give gifts this year ;)

  333. Very cool! I hadn’t considered also giving the wet ingredients to the person as part of the gift – but it makes perfect sense!

  334. Dana Goodson

    What a wonderful idea and a great way to share a healthier alternative! I recently discovered your site and love your recipes and look forward to check your posts! I made the Acorn Squash with apple/cranberry stuffing two days ago and it was an amazing hit!

  335. Kirsta

    What a wonderful, healthy idea! I can’t wait to give these out!

  336. Kirsta

    What a wonderful, healthy idea! I can’t wait to give these out! I can make them as simple or pretty as I like. Fantastic!

  337. Kate

    I love these mixes, they look so pretty in the jar!

  338. grandmajan

    Sounds good! Can regular raw almonds be used instead of blanched? I would like to grind my own.

  339. Charlene

    You’ve done it again! Now I have the perfect gift for my son’s teacher who has a celiac spouse. :-) Thank you Elana!

  340. Pearl Laroff

    Looks like a very interesting gift. Thank you, I really enjoy your recipes.

  341. Shannon

    What a great gift idea. I love the idea of making these cookies for gluten eating kids as the get so much extra protein.

  342. Rachael P @ rachaeltaron.com

    finally a cookie mix that wont kill me….or at least all the hard work i’ve been doing at the gym! :) Thanks a million!

  343. Amanda Johnson

    What will you come up with next! What a great idea.

  344. Amanda

    What a great idea!!! I was thinking how nice it would be to be able to give cookies or something like this cookie in a jar to friends and co-workers but hadn’t thought of doing it this way! :)

  345. Sharon

    It’s great to have a GF adaptation of the cookie-mix-in-a-jar gift idea!!

  346. Heather

    Perfect gift for my gluten-free friends and family! Love it!

  347. What a terrific idea! I used almond flour for years while healing from ulcerative colitis and what a special gift that would have been to receive or give.

  348. Casey Hughes

    What a great gift idea! I was looking for something new and different to do this year. Thank you so much for your website. I just love it, and all my friends don’t even know the food is gluten free! They enjoy it so much, they are baking gluten free:)

  349. I love this idea Elana. And I love this cookie recipe! I just made some on the weekend and the almond flour wasn’t fine enough. So I added some gf oats and they turned out delicious! It’s a great recipe!

  350. Matt

    Your recipes are amazing!

  351. Mary

    Ooooh I have wanted your book since it came out, and now I want BOTH your books! And the cookie mix!


    I hope I win!

  352. Mary

    P.S. Today is my birthday, so your book would be extra special to me if I happened to win!

  353. Laura C

    I made these at 6 this morning! They are favorites of my kids and they are so good that even our non-gluten friends like them.

    The only change we make is I add one egg to the recipe. It lightens up the cookies. I was wondering why you chose not to include eggs in the recipe as you do in the scone recipe for example.

    Thanks for the fabulous recipes!

  354. Jon

    After going paleo, I’ve been looking for gluten free recipes for the times I really want a baked good. Your almond flour cookbook is the best! It is my go to baking book. I’ve made the bread, muffins, multiple batches of the scone recipe (blueberries work great) and even used your pie crust for a pumpkin pie on thanksgiving. I appreciate that your recipes are easy to make and have a few ingredients, rather than the multitude of starches, flours, xanthan gum, etc in other books. I’m a cookie fiend and will try this recipe next.

    Keep up the good work.

  355. Trena Sullivan

    This is awesome! I have a young nephew that has been newly diagnosed with celiac disease.This will be wonderful for him to know that he can still have sweets and be as normal as possible.

  356. Janice A

    When I discovered your webpage I thanked God for the gift of you. I have struggled with weight issue however I like to bake and that did not help. Thanks to you , I can now engage in healthy baked goods for myself and to share with family. I have alreeady told friends and family about your webpage. This christmas I will be baking some of your recipes and invite family and friends over.

    Thanks and Happy Holidays

  357. Sheryl

    Looks yummy…will have to try these out! Thanks!

  358. Valinda

    This sounds wonderful. I am going to make these and comment on the results. The idea of high protein is so much better than sugar and high carbs.

  359. Michelle

    What a great gift idea!

  360. Bree

    Hooray! What a good idea!

  361. I think sending people a cookie mix in a jar is a great gift, especially for the holidays. Do you have any other cookie recipes that would fit and look nice in a jar or two? I would love to win a copy of your book, too.
    Do you have a favorite ice cream maker? I need to buy one but I don’t want to waste my time or money if there is an exceptional one on the market. I think a scoop of chocolate sorbet would be a nice addition to any meal. If you have time, please post an answer so that I will have time to do a test run before the holidays. I think ice cream should be eaten all year not just in the summer.
    Do you have a great recipe for gelato? There is a gelato machine in the Whole Foods? in Chattanooga. That gelato is to die for. I’m sure it’s gluten-free, too.

  362. kerry

    i’ve missed these kind of gifts since going GF.
    thanks! : )

  363. Rise Gluck

    What a great idea. So easy too!

  364. Dianne Boffetti

    I just found this Web site yesterday and am very excited to try your recipes. I am diabetic and have a sensitivity to gluten, so I am trying to find a way to make delicious food–especially baked goods–for my reluctant husband that will be very tasty and healthy for both of us. Thanks so much for sharing what you’ve learned!

  365. meghan

    i’m making this gift for all the women in my family! love. thanks.

  366. Rebekah

    I’ve always loved the “cookie in a jar” idea and including the wet ingredients in a separate jar is a fantastic idea. Thanks, Elana!

  367. I’ve recently become a fan of gluten free baking, not just because my wife is gluten-free either. This would make a wonderful gift to her.

  368. Susan

    My 6 yr old grand daughter is on a gluten free, vegan and egg free diet. She loves your chocolate chip cookies! Wanted to try your blueberry muffins…have you a suggestion for a substitute for eggs?

    Your book would be great to have!

    Thanks for the help!

  369. Elen

    Oh, what a great gift idea…as well as giveaway idea! Would love to win this!

  370. Ellenberry

    These cookies are great. My son, who has many food allergies, says he has friends that like “his cookies” better than their own. Thank you!

  371. Cookie Jar @ davidscookies.com

    This is such a great idea! I am going to give these to my girlfriend to bake. She loves to bake and she is totally into the gluten-free craze. Thanks!

  372. Karin

    Thank you for the inspiration to cook GF.

  373. Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free @ elegantlyglutenfree.com

    What a beautiful gift this is — sounds tasty, too!

  374. Christa

    Awesome idea! I have a bunch of 4 year olds on my list with celiac disease!

  375. Cat

    Oh, Elana!
    Thanks in large part to you and your wonderful forum here, my family not only survived, but very much enjoyed our first gluten-free Thanksgiving! Now, once again, I’m grateful for your inspirational holiday ideas. Blessings to you and yours the whole year through!

  376. Nora Elsberry

    Looks SUPER yummy! Just started cooking a gluten-free, casein-free diet for my youngest with autism. Lots of work, but it’ll be worth it. Would be nice to have some delish cookies to savor the Christmas season with! Best wishes and holiday cheer! Love the website! Nora

  377. Anita Runions

    Dear Elana,

    I recently discovered baking with almond flour due to your website.

    I haven’t yet acquired a copy of “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.” The recipes sound delicious! Since I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2006, I have not found a great-tasting gluten-free home-baked product.
    I made some muffins using almond flour the other day (using another recipe and some improvisation), and they actually ROSE, and tasted Heavenly.
    Bless you for bringing almond flour’s attention to those of us who have been doing without great-tasting baking due to gluten allergies.
    P.S. As well, I am eagerly awaiting the release of your upcoming “Gluten-Free Cupcakes” cookbook.

    Kind Regards,
    Anita from Alberta, Canada

  378. Anita W

    What a clever cookie you are! Fabulous gift idea.

  379. Joan Seliger Sidney

    Hi Elana,
    I just read a very distressing post on a website called “Food-Renegade.” discussing whether agave nectar’s good or bad, concluding it’s higher fructose than high-fructose corn syrup, it’s very processed & very unnatural.
    What’s your information on this?
    Regards, Joan

  380. Kristen M.

    My family is not gluten-free (no medical reasons, etc). However, I’ve been trying to incorporate more gluten-free recipes into our meal cycles. I love browsing cookbooks of all kinds and look forward to discovering the Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

  381. Kim Brown

    I am still learning how to use almond flour and everything just tastes so much better with it.

  382. Karen F

    What a lovely gift idea! I’d love to win a copy of your beautiful book, too!

  383. wendy

    Great idea – I might have to make this for my mother in law!

  384. Janel

    Great idea!! We are making quite a few of our Christmas gifts this year as well since we are on a tight budget this holiday season! Would love to win the book to give as a gift to a friend who wants a copy—-I already own a copy, and the cookie mix would be an awesome treat for me!!!!

  385. A dear friend who doesn’t bake much has found out this summer that she can not have gluten anymore. This is such a great gift idea. Happy I found you on ‘Tasty Kitchen.”

  386. Kelli Borel

    Brillant idea – just one more thoughtful and EASY way to introduce more people to gluten-free cooking. I keep telling people it’s not that hard and it’s not that weird.

  387. Viktoria

    I keep returning to your site for more and more gluten free ideas since first visiting on a recommendation, looking for almond milk info. Thanks for the chance!

  388. danae javier

    hi elana!!
    i just wanted to say thank you very much for your website i stumbled upon, i have recently been dealing with candida and alot of food intolerances. i have been searching and searching for ANY dessert that i could have on my special diet, and to find on one site EVERYTHING i need, the wonderful tried and true recipes, and not just one or two but tons!! the best products to get and where to get them, even how to store the delicate products!! i am so excited! im already sharing recipes with my friend who is gluten, dairy, and wheat intolerant. and now i can help my sister who was just diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes! thank you very much for all your knowledge in helping those of us who are new at this and just learning!

    thank you thank you!! *danae

  389. That is a wonderful idea! I’ve been wanting to try agave nectar, and almond flour is something I’ve never heard of! Sounds like a yummy treat Elana! Make one for me ;-)

  390. OOOoooooh, I’m just in time (I think)! Just discovered your website from Edible, in the desperate search for hidden-paleo whole-family-food (or HPWFF) :D

  391. Robin Lutsky @ thenestdesigns.com

    My daughter is coming to visit me over the holiday’s and she also is a celiac. This would be a great gift for her since she is very busy
    running her on Jewelry design company. NATANYA ELKA on etsy.com and
    she loves choc chip cookies.

  392. Bonnie K. Hall

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great cookbook – my daughter and I would love trying these recipes!

  393. Denise

    This holiday my husband and I are in different places :-( He’s been trying to improve his cooking skills and has been timid about baking, but this would be a GREAT way for him to be able to practice new skills he really wants to learn and be rewarded with sweet treats for his efforts and even be able to show them off to his co-workers.

  394. Your recipes and tips i get from your blog are slowly integrating to my lifestyle. the gf cookie idea is a fresh idea to introduce how easy and tasty gf foods can be. i could and would make full use of your cookbook into my lifestyle as well encouraging others, particular parents with young children. as a teacher i could refer to your cookbok to introduce a few starting recipes for dietary changes in their young child.

    thank you for the work that you do. we benefit well – no doubt. :)

  395. Louisa F

    I would love to win this! I’ve loved the recipes that I’ve made from your website. Also, I may have to buy stock in a company that makes almond flour… ;-) Thanks Elana!

  396. Niki Kritikos

    Just put your cookbook on my Christmas wish list, look forward to trying more of your recipes!

    I am gluten-free although not allergic, but have several friends who will enjoy this, and other, recipes.

  397. I’ve given my family homemade feasts before in jars (ketchup, chutney, pickles) and was planning on cookie mixes this Christmas. My only issue was to find a tasty and simple recipe and I think I just did!

  398. eryn harding

    This is an amazing idea! With cash being tight this Christmas I am definitely using this as a gift idea! Thanks Elana!

  399. Jamie S.

    What a fun idea for the holidays! I may make some of these to give out at work!

  400. Stephanie

    Thanks Elana! Great way to introduce friends and family to gluten free cooking!

  401. Jessica

    i love this idea! i’m making it for my gluten-free buddy!

  402. Angela Eck

    What an awesome gift idea! I love it. I will be trying to make this gift for at least a couple of people on my gift list. Thanks for another chance to win an awesome giveaway!

  403. Mary

    I love the idea of cookie mixes in a jar!

  404. Juli

    Elana – I have visited your site a few times now, and am always inspired and entertained! I recently discovered that I, like my 9-yr-old daughter, am gluten-intolerant…was bummed at first, and still am occasionally, but i am having fun learning to cook and bake (and think) differently, and of course I’m now enjoying being pain-free after eating a meal sans GLUTEN! Food now for me is requiring research (I love a good mystery!) and i am finding that reading ingredients labels can be very enlightening…and often times quite horrifying!! My family is eating healthier now, and we are finding that we only eat what we really enjoy – no munching on “whatever we find” when we are hungry…and i have even dropped a few pounds!! Thank you SO much for sharing yourself and your family with all of us who so desperately need nutritional help. You are such a blessing! Have a wonderful holiday!! ps – I recently purchased my first bag of almond flour, and will now try out some of your yummy-sounding recipes using this ingredient!! :)

  405. Jenn Strilchuk

    What a wonderful gift idea! Thank you. I would love to win the giveaway. The cookbook looks absolutely devine!

  406. Megan Boyeas

    I have a family at my school whose child is gluten free- I plan on making this for them so their adorable son can enjoy some cookies this Christmas!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  407. victoria

    I love the cookies in a jar mix it’s fun and healthier than some of the other cookies and sweets being offered.

  408. MARIA

    Yummy! the Chocolate Bark is my Fav!!

  409. Sherry

    I love your website. Your recipes have never let me down! I keep coming back for more. Every time I need a new recipe I count on Elana. Thanks!

  410. such a fantabulous idea and love that the wet ingredients go in a separate little jar! I’ve also just linked this recipe up in the Top Ten Favorites for Christmas Gifting!

  411. Sivan Harlap

    darn! missed the deadline :( Either way, what a great idea!! Love it! The bark looks killer, too!

  412. Britt Stetson

    would these also be considered dairy free if you use high quality dark chocolate without any dairy-derived ingredients?

  413. Athena

    Love your recipes! I’m giving my mother some of your baked yummies as gifts :).

  414. Stephanie

    this website is so awesome. its not easy to find good, gluten-free, recipes. now i can bake treats for my cousin and she can have her own without worring about if she will get sick or not

  415. Sherry

    Oh my goodness. This I would love to win.. This is a great idea for gift giving and for my own family. I’m diabetic and newly diagonised with Gluten allergies. New to your site and enjoying all the recipes. You are an inspiration to all who must take this journey and it is so wonderful that you share your time and recipes. Thank you, you inspire me, I CAN DO THIS! Have a great day.. Sherry

  416. Sarah

    Hi, I scanned the comments and couldn’t find the answer, but I’m sorry if I’m asking something that was previously asked: just wondering how long the items will keep in the jars before they have to used? Can I start making my Christmas jars now and save them for the holidays? Thanks!

    • Michelle N

      I had the same question about storage. If I’m giving as a gift, I’d like to make a note of a “use by” date. Would it safe to tell them to keep in the fridge and use within 6 months?


  417. Is almond flour the same as ground almonds? Thanks in advance Sandra

  418. Eve Ilsen

    What an elegant gift! Just the kind thata makes you go “Oooh!”

  419. Amalia

    will be making these this Christmas! Thanks!

  420. Marikay Achen

    Simple, delicious food – can’t go wrong with that! Love all your sweets.

  421. What a find on this crazy Cyber Monday! Thanks for the great recipes, I am newly GF after years of painful hands/joints…so glad I found you!

  422. Heather

    I have seen this before but love the idea! And of course who doesn’t want to win one of your fabulous cookbooks!

  423. Sal Erskine

    Just what I was looking for! Thank you.

  424. Audra

    That’s such a creative idea!

  425. Margaret Harris

    I remember back 30 years when we’d make these cookies in a jar – but NOT so healthy!
    How great to have the GF variety! M

  426. Vanesa

    Would love to win this! Love all your recipes! ;)

  427. Stephanie

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  428. Nancy

    OH MY WORD! I just made your apple cinnamon muffins–amazing! I can’t stop eating them! Thanks for also helping me see the light and buying almond flour online. Thank you Honeyville–worlds of difference.

  429. Joanna

    What a wonderful idea.. This will be going into my family’s gift box.

  430. Jame

    Such a fun idea. Love things like that

  431. Lois Kaufman

    Just found your totally fabulous site today ~ I’ve been on Atkins for many years and your almond flour recipes are on my diet AND the BEST!! I’m thrilled I found you ~!

  432. Genevieve

    Thanks so much for this — looks easy — I think I will make myself a gift this year :)

  433. Kate

    What a great gift idea!! Thank you for the chance to win the prize!!

  434. Barb

    Elana, thank you for the great recipes for myself and one of my brothers-in-law…the gifts that keeping on giving!

  435. Katie rayburn

    This looks awesome! I look forward to making these cookies

  436. Great post. I love sweets and cookies seem to be the perfect base for creativity. When you want to add something to cookies you can go sweet, or bitter and still have an incredible feast.

    Nice blog, glad I found it by accident now.

  437. Heather

    Hi Elana,

    My husband and I are a month into paleo and doing ok but struggling for a sweet treat then I found your pantry. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes they are delicious. It is my husbands 50th birthday today and I am making him your chocolate brownies instead of the usual carb loaded cake , going to need to make quite a few to get 50 candles on top of them ! I am trying to get my children on board with the Paleo lifestyle also so will be adding this wonderful cookie gift to the food baskets I am giving this year to inspire them . I would love a copy of your book to start my Paleo cook book collection.

    best wishes

  438. Heather

    I’m going to make these!

  439. Emma pollard

    Thank you so much for this, I am definitely gonna try this for some Christmas pressies!

  440. carrie

    How long will this be shelf stable?

  441. Sara

    I love your gift ideas and recipes!

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  443. Julie Rose @ sweetsforu.co.uk

    Great idea. Makes a lovely Christmas present. It is lovely to recive a present that someone has gone to the trouble to make

  444. Ruthie

    My grandsons and family are all GF and this would be a great idea for them!!

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