Thursday, December 8, 2011

gift idea: cookie dough to go.

ho ho ho, i bring you cookie dough to go.
BAM. rhyming skillzzzzzz to the max! in your face, players.

you know how sometimes i like to start my posts off by rhyming? well, it's really dumb.  but for some reason, i can't stop.

moving on. here is a fun and easy gift giving option for those of you who would love to not spend a ton of money but also give a gift that keeps on giving. as in...a muffin top. who doesn't want/need a muffin top around the holidays? it's so festive. or something.

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cookie dough to go!

i stole this idea from our best bites... a favorite food blog. they posted it last year and it has been stuck in my brain all year. not on pinterest. IN MY ACTUAL BRAIN. let that sink in for a moment.

so just make your dough. here are my go-to recipes.
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
double chocolate chip cookies (double this one to bake it into 4 packages)

don't use margarine. please. don't profane the cookies.

just divide up your dough.
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then put a glob of dough onto some plastic wrap. i'm sorry i had to use that term, but it just looks a little weird.
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so wrap this well and then roll it in some parchment paper. i secured the paper down with scotch tape.
tie the ends with bakers twine or ribbon.
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make a cute label
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or you can just use my design HERE. i took my name off it, don't you worry. print away!
i forgot to write on the instructions to slice into 8 cookies. those will be large...but again, we're giving the gift of a muffin top and this will take large portions. it will make 12 normal sized cookies...but then you would need to bake them for 10  minutes instead.

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46 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. And now I must thank your sweet ass for deciding what to give our neighbor friends this Christmas.

    Tis the season, for easy, thoughtful, but CHEAP gifts...


    XOXOXOXOX

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  3. LOVE< LOVE LOVE. Your cookies are amazingness!

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  4. I've been wanting to make the dry cookie-mix-in-a-jar for gifts but may switch to these...or do some of both! Thanks for the idea - love it!

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  5. YUMMMM. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my fav, and may as well be my friends' as well. :)

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  6. Super cute!! Love the idea. And the printable!

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  7. thanks for sharing and yes i will be using your recipes, your idea and your labels.. there and then i will pin it so it stays there as it will eventually leave me brain

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  8. Awesome. I'm guesing your friends totally love the fruits of your crafting labors. Would you mind sharing which fonts you used on the label? Are they free? :) Thanks!

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  9. Great idea! Perfect for those teacher gifts too! Thanks!

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  10. I seriously love your blog.
    I laugh out loud at almost every post... Hope you know how funny you are... I think Ill give some muffin tops out this year for Christmas too... Thanks for the idea!!

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  11. question: how long do they keep? i mean, they need to be refrigerated, right? i'm trying to picture how this works with actual ingredients like eggs in them, ya know?

    p.s. i love the labels! i will take them and use them. good day.

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  12. love this. and your mad rhyming skillzzzz.. poop loads and all!

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  13. just pinned this! ha! hopefully i'll get around to actually doing it before christmas. good gifts for the teachers.

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  14. Cute and yummy idea! My sis in law loves my apple pie, so I am going to make her mini mason jar pies to go along with her gift. Yum!

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  15. This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Love the new blog layout!

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  16. jenny rawson,
    yes...these will keep for a week in the fridge. you can't just hand these out to people who aren't going directly home...otherwise, the dough will spoil.

    i also didn't write out great instructions...but you should slice these into 8 cookies. i like them HUGE! if you want people to get a dozen out of them, you'll have to change the cooking time to like 10 minutes.

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  17. oops...jenny and amanda, i mixed your questions up!

    jenny, the fonts are "the only exception" and the normal print is helvetica font that you probs already have in your computer! the only exception is free at daFont.com

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  18. ok, seriously Jami!? I am going to gush on you for a second. Your blog is one of my favorites! It makes me pee a little bit sometimes from laughing so hard (don't judge... pregnant with an almost 2 year old here...). You are so crafty, funny and your house always looks amazingly clean all doing this with 3 kids! What the heck!? How do you do it? Oh and your photography is awesome too... forgot about that. :-)

    Thanks for the lovely cookie idea! So much fun!

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  19. So cute! And I love the new layout--your captions in the side are too funny. And I'm way impressed your stored something in your BRAIN for a year! Unthinkable!

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  20. I've made those oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a million times since you first posted that recipe. They are so good!

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  21. seriously, your blog is the best.ever.

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  22. Number one: I totally love this idea. :]
    Number two: I totally pull up your blog regularly and just leave it open on my browser so I can listen to your playlist. It is fantastic. :]
    Thank you. Haha.

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  23. love it. love your blog. :) so doing this for friends this year.

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  24. This may be a dumb question, but where do you get baker's twine?? I may have to put it on my Christmas list :)

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  25. Oh. My. Goodness. This is the best idea EVER! You are so smart Jami Nato and of course made it so freaking cute. I will be copying, oh yes, I will be copying.

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  26. These are adorable! What a great idea!
    New friendfollower from the Christian Ladies group! Just came by to say hello!

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  27. Lerv the idea, definitely going to give it a whirl...

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  28. fun idea and they look so cute! I love anything that I can wrap bakers twine around. I'm a little obsessed this season and if it sits still in my house long enough it's getting tied with bakers twine.
    oh and I have to say - your oatmeal choc chip cookies are da bomb. I tried to make them for years and years and never could get them to be soft and chewy like i wanted. Then I came across your recipe and bam. perfect. delicious. i love them. even if hey give me a muffin top :)
    p.s. i like your rhymes and your love of butter! margarine is so lame.

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  29. Oh, I love this idea! I don't think it would work well to put in my suitcase to take home to family across the country, but I'm sure I could figure something out. :)

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  30. love this idea. You are a great mom. And a great writer. I'm thankful for your sense of humor.

    those are my encouragements to you for today :)

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  31. I love the new picture and I love the new sidebar blurbs. I just have to say you are so awesome- my blogging role model. Really. You are honest, vulnerable, hilarious, crafty. Plus you have rhyming skillzzzzz. Favorite blog ever to read.

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  32. Dear Jami,
    I love you, and your cookies, and your fur coat. Now will you please create a button so I can put it on my page? Kthxbai. :)
    love,
    Rachel

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  33. great! i need to do this :D and all the other cookies i want to bake :D

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  34. Ha! I just unmuted the sound and i hear new music on your list :D
    thx :D (i love ur playlist)

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  35. Fantabulous idea. Yes, who in the world wouldn't like a muffin top? : )

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  36. Such an amazing idea! And I love the simple, but pretty wrapping! I will be doing this! Thank youuu!!!

    Bailey
    http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.com/

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  37. Jami, I saw your sister's blog too. I know stalker right? but I love the hilarity that ensues with your family, sorry for being a creep. The first step is admitting it right? Anyway. I wanted to know how you "write"/ draw things like arrows and funny comments on your pics. I'm new to this whole blogging thing as you know. I need to spice up my life a little. If you have time, please share :)

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  38. This is a FANTASTIC idea! Thanks for the great photos, too - this would be perfect to leave in our mailbox for the mail-lady!

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  39. love this. of course, i love all the ideas you share;)
    enjoy your week! xo

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