Hello to all you lovely readers of BABF! Today’s a very very exciting day, because today’s the first day of December BAB Takeover Week and because today’s Baking with Berry.
As you probably noticed from the picture, however, I’m not Berry. I think I should introduce myself.
My name is Huggies Cuddles Pawbear, and I’m one of twenty stuffies who used to blog at Stuffie Adventures. The blog is currently shut down and probably will not reopen anytime soon, but the stuffies behind it (including me) are still thriving!
Berry kindly agreed to let me do a guest post on her blog; that’s why I’m here today. Are you happy? I’m happy.
As most of you are aware, the holiday season is coming up and with it, Christmas! That’s why I have a DIY gift idea for you today: miniature cookie mixes in a jar. None of these should take more than 10 minutes to put together, and they make absolutely perfect gifts for people who enjoy baking but perhaps don’t have enough time to do so. They are also perfect to place in Christmas packages for long-distance friends: who doesn’t want to receive a homemade cookie mix in the mail?
I think that’s enough chit chat. We will be making three flavors: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle. Let’s get started!
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
All credits for the recipe go to Robyn Stone from Add A Pinch. 🙂
You will need:
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
(Measurements are in human terms – if you’re doing this for stuffed animals, you will need to adapt accordingly).
Either whisk together the ingredients and add to the jar, or layer them.
The person receiving this gift will need instructions for how to turn this mix into actual cookies! Luckily for them, Add A Pinch has a printable for this which you can access here.
Screw on the lid and ring, and once you’ve printed out the tag, tape it to the jar. You could also tie a festive ribbon around the lid!
2. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix
Alright, on to our next flavor! If you prefer oatmeal raisin over chocolate chip cookies, it’s a good day for you.
This recipe comes from Taste of Home. It is not my own. I’m not quite there yet!
You will need:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
Whisk the first five ingredients in a separate bowl. Layer the rest of the ingredients and add the flour mixture on top.
Here is a printable I made detailing what your recipient will need to do to actually bake the cookies. Open it, print it, cut it out, and tape it to the jar!
Again, screw on the lid and add your personal touch of artistry.
3. Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
On to our final flavor: snickerdoodle! Snickerdoodle cookies are my personal favorite, so I had a lot of fun with this one.
This recipe is again not my own. Instead, it comes from Whole and Heavenly Oven: one of my favorite food blogs, in fact!
You will need:
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Combine first five ingredients and add to jar. Layer sugar on top and walnuts (if using).
Here is the printable I made for this recipe. Again, print it and attach it to your jar.
Screw on the lid, attach the label, and add a sticker or two to make it pretty. 🙂
That’s a wrap, guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed this miniature cookie mix tutorial. If you tried this idea, send pictures to Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get her to forward them to me.
I’ve really enjoyed taking over the blog today. (We should rename it Huggies Takeover Week. 😉 Just kidding). Thanks again to Berry for letting me write this, and thanks to all of you for reading to the end!
We’ve got a few more guest posts coming: my stuffie cousins Kenzie and Brookie (you may remember them if you’ve ever read the Stuffie Adventures blog) will actually be writing Wrapping Wednesday two days from now, so you’ll definitely be seeing a lot of us this month. It’s reasonably possible that you’ll tire of us quickly.
Remember to tune in tomorrow for the very exciting Mistletoe Monday, and talk to me in the comments below! What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?
Life is what you bake it,
~ Huggies Pawbear ~