Cookie Jars in Ceramic & Glass

cookie jarsCookie jars truly do come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what design you can picture in your mind, there’s probably a cookie jar that matches what you’ve imagined — everything from sleek, modern stainless steel jars to a piano-playing Elvis that belts out a tune whenever it’s opened.

Tips for Cookie Jar Shopping

Ask yourself: will the jar be used mostly for cookies, or will it likely hold multiple types of food storage as you see fit? If a basic approach will work best, search for a single jar or an unlabeled canister set. This way, you can do whatever you want with them. Store cookies, sugar, flour, pasta, or grains inside so they’ll be ready whenever you need a scoop or two for a recipe.

Do you have kids at home that’ll try to sneak their hands in the cookie jars when you’re not looking? Then search for a jar, or jar set, with lids that are hard to open. Some good terms to start your search are “locking lids” or “gasket.”

There aren’t many health concerns surrounding cookie storage, since most jars are made out of glass or ceramics (no plastic BPA to worry about here), but you will want to watch out for antique jars that may have been made with lead-based paint.

Before buying, examine the seal and make sure the lid fits snugly around the jar. It may look cute in the photo, but every jar serves a purpose beyond just sitting on the kitchen counter to look cute. A well-fitting lid will keep cookies fresher longer and keep unwanted things like dust and flies out, too.

Cookie Jar Collecting

There are hundreds of resources out there dedicated to perfecting the art of cookie jar collecting. Antique and vintage cookie jars can be a very worthwhile investment — brand names like McCoy and Hull are popular choices — but there are a lot of fakes out there, too. That’s why, if this is an area that piques your interest, it’s important to have some trustworthy guides to help you navigate the waters. Here are a few links to get you started.

Apothecary jars can also serve as cookie containers, and they’re rich with history as well. They date back to when people visited apothecary shops when they were ill (instead of a Walgreen’s drugstore chain), going back as far back as the Middle Ages. At the apothecary, chemists would store their ingredients in medicinal jars to keep them safe and organized. Modern replicas are widely manufactured, like this set from Terra Kitchen.

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Tramontina Stainless Steel Canister Set w/ Scoops

Kitchen Food Storage 8 Piece

Tramontina Stainless Steel Canister Set w/ Scoops | Kitchen Food Storage 8 Piece

Tramontina has produced a set of canisters and scoops from 0.8 mm gauge premium 18/10 stainless steel construction. Durable and easy to clean, the metal won't impart flavor to your food. The canisters have a satin finish with a mirror accent border. The satin finish helps resist fingerprints and debris.

The canisters ...





Gallon Cookie Jar

Kitchen Food Storage Glass Cover 85545RAH

Gallon Cookie Jar | Kitchen Food Storage Glass Cover 85545RAH

Here's what I love about glass. It's see-through. I'm all about recycling plastic containers -- they work especially well for leftovers. But unless you have some sort of special power, you cannot see through plastic. This means they're not so good for storing things like lentils, popcorn kernels, cotton ...





Terra Kitchen Apothecary Jars

Counter Storage Clear Glass Set of 4

Terra Kitchen Apothecary Jars | Counter Storage Clear Glass Set of 4

This collection of four glass apothecary jars would make an elegant addition to any kitchen. Or bathroom. Or living room. They're elegant and versatile. Ranging from 4.5 inches tall to 12 inches tall, these beautiful jars could house any number of treasures- candies, cookies, sugar, cotton balls, bubble ...





Kitchen Cookie Jar

Bakery Storage Container | Stainless Steel w/ Clear Glass

Kitchen Cookie Jar | Bakery Storage Container | Stainless Steel w/ Clear Glass

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

You just might be able to figure that out with this glass and stainless steel cookie jar. No, it's not bewitched. It's made of glass and it holds sweet goodies that could potentially be sticky or chocolatey, which sounds to me like a ...





Grandmas Giftware Apple Cookie Jar

Kitchen Bakery Storage Gradient 38211

Grandmas Giftware Apple Cookie Jar | Kitchen Bakery Storage Gradient 38211

Apples, apples, everywhere. Gravensteins, Honeycrisps, Pippins, Pink Ladies, Romes. The reds aren't the only delicious ones.

Apples are a symbol of fall. Reds and greens and golds. The all-American apple pie, apple crisp, apple strudel, apple butter. The possibilities are endless. Baked apples, apple sauce, apple ...





Kitchen Cookie Storage Jar

Black Honey Slurping Bear Statue

Kitchen Cookie Storage Jar | Black Honey Slurping Bear Statue

I'm not sure what it is about having animals in the kitchen. Maybe, maybe farm animals make sense. A dish towel with a goose applique. Little piggy salt and pepper shakers. Cow-shaped cream pitchers. Not that any one kitchen has all of these animals adorning the walls. ...





Antique Cookie Jar

Kitchen Storage Container Embossed Copper

Antique Cookie Jar | Kitchen Storage Container Embossed Copper

There's a reason why people register for gifts for their wedding. I just wish someone had told my aunt that before my wedding this summer. If you really know the couple well, you might venture away from the wedding registry. But don't assume you know the couple's taste. Everyone ...





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