Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Cookie Bonanza: Holiday Cookie Jar Gifts

Cookie mix gifts are great. Not only are they easy, but for your friends who don't love to bake, it's a great way for them to have homemade cookies with a little less muss and fuss. That, and they really do taste good. If you've got someone on your Christmas list this year that you know has been good all year, they definitely deserve a nice cookie jar gift.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (9 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Place flour mixture in 1-quart jar. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed above, pressing firmly after each layer. Seal with lid and decorate with fabric and ribbon.

Preheat oven to 375° F. Beat 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter or margarine, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended. Add cookie mix and 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional); mix well, breaking up any clumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Finding Normal said...

Stopping by from SITS.
I tried these one year. I'm not sure if the cookies turned out good or not, but they were very pretty!
Have a happy Thursday!

Caution Flag said...

I love cookies in a jar. Fun little hostess gifts :) Happy Thursday.

Eleanor said...

Everyone loves a food gift you are absolutely right! As long as it isn't fruitcake,right?

I've been enjoying your cookie recipes...

Erin said...

Just found your blog from SITS. I wish I could be a little more Type A. Maybe reading your blog will do me some good!

Have a great Thursday!!

lemonologie said...

I used a similar recipe last year and they turned out great! Especially for decorating!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day the other week. I've been sick, so I'm just now getting around to returning visits!

Kathryn said...

Stopping by from SITS, you have a very cute blog! Have a wonderful day!

Toni said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!!

Have a great weekend! I love the cookie recipes, thanks!!!

Kristin said...

I am making cookies in a jar for a bunch of my friends this year! And I added this idea to my blog under my "Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas!" Great minds think alike!! :) Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest!

Somewhere In Between said...

Oh, this is what I'm doing with my famous Christmas Cookie recipe this year!! Nothing is better than Christmas Cookies - I love your Cookie Bonanza!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

FranticMommy said...

Happy SITS Sharefest. Thanks for the cookie mix recipe. I was just telling hubs I'd like to do that as gifts this year.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day it is nice to meet you. Have a wonderful holiday season :)

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