Monday, December 14, 2009

Super-Chunky Christmas Cookies

We get together with friends every Christmas and usually there are homemade gifts for everyone. This year, I made jars of cookie mix. I filled glass jars and topped them with candycane striped fabric, tied with a ribbon. These make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts or something to take to your boss! And when you are done here, stop over to see Jen at her Homemade Gift Ideas party with a beautiful giveaway!

Super-Chunky Christmas Cookies
Using a 1-1/2 liter glass jar, layer as follows:
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
3/4 cup red M&M's
1 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped cashews
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup toasted coconut

Here are the directions for the gift tag:

Beat 1 1/4 cups sugar and 1 stick butter with a mixer until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add the Super-Chunky Christmas Cookie mix and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Scoop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until set, about 12 minutes. Cool on a rack.


  1. What a fun recipe Linda! That jar is so pretty with the layers. I love this idea!

    Thanks for linking up my friend - you are awesome!


  2. What a cute Idea, Linda! Who wouldn't love to recive this as a gift.And they look delicious.

  3. Linda, what a super cookie mix! A little of this and a little of that ~ all my favorite things. Great giving idea, also. Many thanks...

  4. Linda, this is such a great idea. I'd love to receive something like this from my friends. Your friends will be most appreciative, I'm sure.

  5. The ingredients in that jar look so appealing. ;o)

  6. This is very very clever indeed, and a gift that can be enjoyed at one's leisure and pleasure. Love this!!


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