How to Make Sugar Cookie Mix for Gifts


Christmas High Altitude | Published December 18, 2023 by Mimi Council

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Learn how to make Sugar Cookie Mix for gifts! This easy recipe is a fun and festive gift for the holiday season, especially for families with kids.

If you are looking for more holiday gift ideas, check out some of my other favorites like Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix for Gifts, or my Cinnamon Honey Butter.

how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts
how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy: This homemade gift is incredibly easy to make! Even if you are not a baker and want to give a homemade gift, this is so easy! Plus, it will impress all the bakers in your life as they can then enjoy themselves and make cookies!

Festive: This cute Sugar Cookie Mix is incredibly festive! When you attach a holiday cookie cutter like a Christmas tree or candy cane, it makes this gift scream Christmas!

Kids Can Help: This is a great DIY Christmas gift for kids to help with. They can help measure out ingredients, whisk up the mix, fill the jars, or even cut out the cards.

Great Gift for Families: This is Sugar Cookie Mix is such a fun gift for families with kids. During the holidays, cookies are an important thing, so giving the gift of quality time making cookies with your family is truly special.

how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Ingredients

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Mixing Bowl

Whisk

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how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Gifting Supplies

17 oz Glass Jars (You could use any size between 16 oz and 17 oz)

Holiday Ribbon

Instruction Card (free download it by clicking the link!)

Holiday Cookie Cutters (I used 360 Cookware cutters)

how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a medium bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and fine sea salt and whisk together.

Step 2

Transfer to the glass jar.

Step 3

Download and print out the Instructions Card and cut along the dotted lines. (You get 4 cards per sheet.) Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the corner of each card.

Step 4

Tie a ribbon around the jar and through the hole of the card and a cookie cutter. (If you have a larger ribbon, like I did here in the photos, I put the cookie cutter on top of the jar and just gave the instruction card inside the holiday card I put with it.)

how to make sugar cookie mix for gifts

Tips

  • This recipe makes 1 jar. If you are making multiple jars you can make more. But, instead of doubling or tripling this recipe in the same bowl, I would mix each one separately to ensure each mix has the appropriate amount of ingredients.
  • This is a great recipe for kids to help with! If you want your kids to help, have them help by weighing out ingredients, mixing the cookie mix, filling the jars, or cutting out the cards!
  • You can use this mix for other holidays besides Christmas. Simply attach a heart cookie cutter for Valentine’s Day or a bunny cookie cutter for Easter!
  • This cookie mix will stay good in the pantry for about 6 months. So, this is a great gift to make ahead of time as it has a long shelf life.
  • This is also a great gift to send in the mail because of its long shelf life!
  • This would be a great mix to bring to family’s house over the holidays. Go the extra mile and bring a pound of butter and carton of eggs!
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FAQ's

Can I make more than one jar?

Yes, of course! If you're making more than one jar I still recommend doing them one at a time to be sure that the right amount of flour, sugar, and leavening is added into each mix.

How long will this last?

This cookie mix will last for about 6 months in the pantry. This makes it a really nice gift not only to give, but also to make ahead of time as there's no worries of this being super perishable. So you can prep these ahead of the holiday and then gift them without the worry that you would have with a cookie box.

Can I use another kind of container?

Yes! If you want to use a different kind of jar like a mason jar you can do that. You could also use a kraft tin tie bag as well as long as the size fits. This does not have to be airtight, so using a bag like that would be just fine.

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How to Make Sugar Cookie Mix for Gifts

Mimi Council
Learn how to make Sugar Cookie Mix for gifts with this easy step by step tutorial! Even if you aren't a baker, this simple homemade gift allows you to give the gift of cookies this holiday season.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 1 jar
Calories 2074 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Cookie Mix

For Gifting

Needed to Make Cookies

Instructions
 

To make the gifts:

  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and fine sea salt and whisk together.
  • Transfer to the glass jar.
  • Download and print out the Instructions Card and cut along the dotted lines. (You get 4 cards per sheet.) Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the corner of each card.
  • Tie a ribbon around the jar and through the hole of the card and a cookie cutter. (If you have a larger ribbon, like I did here in the photos, I put the cookie cutter on top of the jar and just gave the instruction card inside the holiday card I put with it.)

To make cookies:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer, add the butter and vanilla extract. Mix on low until the butter and vanilla are incorporated and there are no butter chunks.
  • Add in the egg and egg yolk and mix on low to combine, scraping down the sides of bowl as needed.
  • Slowly add in the sugar cookie mix while mixing on low. Continue to mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until you have a smooth dough.
  • Form the dough into a disk and wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • Top with frosting if desired or leave plain!

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 2074kcalCarbohydrates: 261gProtein: 29gFat: 103gSaturated Fat: 61gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 601mgSodium: 2284mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 5gSugar: 114gVitamin A: 3321IUCalcium: 282mgIron: 11mg
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