Guess what? I’m back with another super sweet gift idea.
This time, it’s snickerdoodle mix! Because who wouldn’t want to bake up an instant plate of these?
Clearly giving gifts such as this is a sure fire way to become incredibly popular….or increase your jean size.
I love the idea of homemade prepackaged mixes. They’re great budget-friendly gifts and I mean honestly, I would much get this than a sweater set.
You can’t eat sweaters.
Plus, mixes such as this are easy to make in bulk (read: presents for all your friends and family). Just get a bunch of mason jars and measure out the same amount of mix in each before tying with ribbon and writing the recipe on the side.
Different people do this different ways, but I like to separate the ingredients in the jar based on baking procedure. What good is it to mix the sugar in with the flour if the recipe calls for creaming the sugar with the butter? That’s a headache in the making.
So, I separate the dry ingredients from the sugar by sealing the sugar in a little plastic baggie (vanilla sugar would be great!) and then stuffing it in the jar after the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
I added half a vanilla bean to my sugar…it’s like two gifts in one that way!
Then, I filled another little baggie with cinnamon sugar for rolling the cookie dough in and stuffed that one in, too. The cinnamon sugar roll is what puts the snicker in the doodle!
As for the butter and egg—your friends are on their own for that. Just make sure to write the recipe on the side of the jar so they don’t forget!
Snickerdoodles in a Jar
makes about 18 cookies
1 cup + 2 T all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar (in little baggie)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (in another little baggie)
4 oz butter, soft
1 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla bean in the sugar)
Cream together the butter and first baggie of sugar (3/4 cup). Add the egg and mix well. Add the vanilla extract and continue to beat.
Add the dry ingredients from the jar and stir to make a soft dough. Chill for thirty minutes.
Roll out balls of dough and drop balls in cinnamon sugar baggie. Toss to coat. Place dough balls on a lined baking sheet and gently press down.
Bake for 12 minutes at 350.