Wednesday, December 5, 2012

homemade christmas: cookie dough to go!

i posted this last year, but wanted to post this again. i absolutely loved giving these as christmas gifts to friends last year. you can even tell your friends to freeze the dough if they're having sweet treat overload in december.
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ho ho ho, i bring you cookie dough to go.
BAM. rhyming skillzzzzzz.

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!


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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32 comments:

  1. SUCH a great idea! Sweet, from the heart, and doesn't cost a lot. Thanks!

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    1. totally cheap. probably under a buck a gift?

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  2. Love it! I've been racking my brain for any easy 'neighbor' gift that doesn't require me baking for 100 days! Thanks for the idea!!!

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    1. seriously, spare your oven and possibly burning the cookies.

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  3. awesome! I believe I'll be using this idea :) I'm all about the handmade gifts.

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    1. me too! and i love receiving homemade gifts. :)

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  4. hooray!
    i love me a good handmade gift idea...
    totally using this.
    thanks, lady.

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    1. you.are.welcome! it's my favorite gift to give.

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  5. You are the bomb.com. I remember this post from last year, but I had our gifts done already. Guess who's baking cookies this year?!?

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  6. what would you do if i put crisco in these cookies?

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    1. I'm pretty sure the crisco cookie-eaters would die too. Like, literally. That stuff is nast!

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    2. for reals. it's plastic in your veins.

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  7. Sorry if I missed it--how long does the dough last, refrigerated?

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    1. like a week. i would say make them and get them out the next day if possible. if you freeze them, they will last up to a month or a little more.

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  8. I've made both of those recipes in the past month, my husband has been one happy man. SO...thank you!

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    1. It hasn't caught up with him just yet, but if I made cookies every time he asked for them we'd be in deep trouble!

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    2. this will come in due time!

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  9. baking cookies really isn't my thing but this i could totally get on board with - what a great idea!

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    1. and then you're not responsible for burning them! :)

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  10. This is such a GREAT idea! I love it!

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    1. thanks! we love cookies around here so it seemed pretty natural to give these as a gift to our friends and neighbors. :)

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  11. such a cute idea. this would be great anytime. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love this idea! I think my neighbors will be getting this for Christmas...

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  13. Thanks for this... I just realized I had to do teacher gifts this year (still getting used to having a preschooler) and was kind of in a panic as to what to give to the teacher and all the helpers... Bam! Problem solved! You're the best!

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  14. Great idea. Your cookie label is so cute! Can you tell me how you made it so I can make one for my cookie recipes?

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  15. so amazing..thank you for sharing your talents!!! xo merry christmas!

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