Recipes

The Gift of Homemade Cookies…

Fresh homemade cookies are great at anytime of the year, but they are especially delicious in the winter months.   I love sitting down on the couch with blanket a cup of tea or hot chocolate and having some fresh warm cookies (doesn’t everyone?).

This is a simple cute gift you can make for any occasion and for anyone.  You can also use any cookie recipe you like.  I used a low carb healthy chocolate cookie recipe for this one. So let’s get into the making of this cookie jar!

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For the cookies

1 Cup & 2 Tbsp Almond Flour (make sure it’s blanched Almond flour not almond meal flour).

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp Finely ground espresso roasted coffee

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

Pinch of Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

6 Tbsp Erythritol (I use Swerve or Zero brand)

Nuts, Dried fruit or chocolate chips.

Ingredients to Add when making the dough:

6 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

For the Packaging:

A 16 Oz Mason jar, or clear Mug (I used a  Mason Jar Mug!)

Gift Tissue Paper

Rubber Band, Twine, string or ribbon.

Small Card or Index Card

Jar Sticker (Optional)

Assemble the jar!

  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the mason jar to make it look pretty
  2. If your jar has no lid, you can just cover it with saran wrap , then the tissue paper and tie it with a twine or ribbon.  Otherwise cover the top with the tissue paper and screw on the lid.
  3. Fold the index card in half and rite the instructions in there.  The punch a hole and tie it with the ribbon on the lid

To Bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until you have dough.
  3. Drop the dough by tablespoon onto a non stick baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  4.  Bake for 8 minutes until done. Let cool , they will be a bit crumbley, so remove them from the sheet carefully.

 

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Enjoy!

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