I had big plans to get back on track this week after stuffing myself silly during Thanksgiving…and then I made these cookies.
Homemade gifts are my favorite kind around the holidays, especially when they have to do with food. I love the idea of giving cookie mix in a jar so that your loved ones will think of you while making (and eating, of course) the cookies. You can make the mix in a big batch and divide it into mason jars for a budget friendly and thoughtful gift. Don’t forget to pair your jar of mix with the recipe instructions.
This mix is for gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are so irresistible I ate three in one sitting. So much for getting back on track…
These cookies are:
Studded with chocolate chips
These cookies are going straight to work with me today because I cannot be trusted alone with them.
What are some of your favorite homemade food gifts to give during the holidays?
- 1 cup rolled oats, gluten free
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Entire cookie mix
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add dry ingredients to a large bowl.
- In a small bowl mix together wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to completely incorporate.
- Place dough in the fridge for 1 hour (or freezer for 30 minutes) to chill.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out two tablespoons of dough. Roll in your hands and flatten gently.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly brown on top.
- Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to five days.