I'm super excited to share my many recipes that have saved me a ton each Christmas. Each year I try to have a theme. One year it was homemade candles, then spa items, and one year I even did a baking theme. Baking theme was my favorite. I found vintage aprons all year and saved them to put in baskets with my favorite pancake mix, wooden spoon, and vintage Tupperware. It was a hit! Try to make one thing for several people. This will save you the hassle of figuring out what to get each person, plus save you money in the long run.
So here we go and I hope you all get inspiration from all of them.
Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup chopped pecans or nut of choice
Bland together flour, baking soda and salt. Spoon into bottom of wide mouth 1 qt jar, pressing down well. Layer on the remaining ingredients in the order given, packing down tightly between each later.
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2/3 cup butter, softened
1 tsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream together butter, egg, water and vanilla. Add cookie mix from jar and blend well. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Note: You can use any type of container you want but try to make it a clear one. This way people can see the beautiful layers of ingredients.