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??
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ½ 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 1½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter with 1 egg and ¾ 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.
Source: Recipe from The Baker Chick (originally adapted from Very Best Baking)