This past weekend we had our first big snowstorm of the winter season. Just a few hours after the snow started falling, I also got my first cold of the winter season. Lets just say that I haven't wanted to get out of bed since Saturday night. While I haven't done too much baking over the past few days, I did make a few of these DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Mixes. They only take a few minutes to assemble and make such a cute gift for the holidays.
Recently I have gotten really into making homemade gifts. A few months ago, I made a few bottles of Vanilla Extract that are now sitting in my cabinet and ready to give out. I also love making an assortment of cookies and packaging them up in boxes with ribbon. I know that these DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Mixes will be a great addition to my holiday packages this year. Since they are so easy to assemble, they also make a great last minute gift idea for all of the procrastinators out there- can you believe that there is only one week left until Christmas??
DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Recipe from The Baker Chick (originally adapted from Very Best Baking)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 wide-mouth quart-sized mason jar
To assemble each jar:
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Scoop the mixture into the bottom of the jar and tap to level out.
Gently pour the chocolate chips on top of the flour and smooth them out into an even layer.
Scoop the brown sugar into the jar, followed by the granulated sugar. Press down gently if all of the sugar does not fit into the jar.
Include the following instructions with the jar:
Cream 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter with 1 egg and 3/4 tsp vanilla extract. Add the contents of the jar and gently fold with a rubber spatula until fully incorporated. Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F until golden brown around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.