Play It Again: Homemade Cookie Mix Gift

by Mrs. Moneysaver on December 3, 2009

I ran the following article last December, but still enjoy giving this gift so much that I think it is worthwhile to share again.

I’m pretty excited about how this homemade cookie mix gift turned out, so I think it might be useful to share with you. The cost was pretty minimal and hopefully it will be a nice treat for the family we’re giving it to!  I haven’t yet put the finishing touches on … just a simple ribbon bow and attached recipe card.

cookie mix jar

The jar above contains all the dry ingredients for butterscotch cookies.  All the family receiving the jar will have to do is add the wet ingredients and bake!  It’s a fun and thought gift.  Plus,  the cookie mix jar gift is incredibly easy to assemble!

To make, get a large jar with a sealed lid. 2 quarts or so, maybe?  Unfortunately, I’m not sure of the exact size, but make sure it’s large enough to fit all the ingredients listed below. I got my jar from Michael’s. The regular price was $6.99, but I was able to use a 40% off coupon, making the jar only $4.

Next, gather the following ingredients. (I was able to just dip into my stockpile of baking supplies in order to lower the cost.)

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 to 3 cups butterscotch chips  (Substitute semi-sweet morsels to make chocolate chip cookies instead.)

Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda well in bowl.

Using a funnel or rolled piece of paper, pour the flour mix into the bottom of clean jar. Pack flour down using ladle or turkey baster end. Next, layer the brown sugar on top of the flour. Pack tightly. Then layer the white sugar, followed by the butterscotch chips. Put lid on jar, and attach the following recipe card with a ribbon.

Butterscotch Cookies
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream 2 cups of unsalted butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Mix in cookie mix. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough, spaced well apart, onto a greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.

Voila! A delicious, inexpensive homemade gift!

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