Thursday, November 21, 2013

(Gluten Free) Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix {The Recipe ReDux}

Absolute best gift this holiday season = homemade cookie mix

Seriously, there is no one in this world who doesn't want a mason jar full of something that can quickly to cookies.  What's more, this cookie mix is gluten free and on the healthier side of things.  Oh yeah, and it still tastes amazing.

Talk about the perfect gift.

When I found out that the Recipe ReDux theme this month was some sort of homemade mix, cookies immediately popped into my head.  Let me tell you, the concept is totally as cool as I imagined.

In case you're unfamiliar with Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (which you probably are, because I'm not sure if it's a thing yet), here's the basic rundown.  It's like the dry ingredients for cookies, mixed up already and then put in a super hip mason jar.  So all you have to do to make cookies is add wet ingredients- which in this case are as simple as coconut oil/oil, milk, and optional vanilla- and then mix to get cookie dough.  After that, your cookies can be made in minutes!

Now, a step-by-step guide to giving the gift of cookies:

  1. Buy a mason jar, ribbon, and some sort of label (mine is a brown lunch bag and sharpie, fancy is not necessary)
  2. Use this recipe to whip up the (gluten free!) dry ingredients for your cookies and then place it all in your mason jar.  Stick the label on the mason jar.
  3. Somewhere (like on paper, or card, or something) on the side of your jar, write down the wet ingredients and baking time, which you can find below.
  4. Deliver your homemade cookie mix and watch the recipient of your gift jump for joy!

Gluten Free Cookie Mix
  • 2 cups oats flour (grind oats in a blender/food processor/coffee grinder until they form a fine flour)
  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour (grid buckwheat groats in a blender/food processor/coffee grinder until they form a fine flour)
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar or another type
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 - 1 cup chocolate chips
Mix together all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl.  Use a funnel to put flour mixture into a 32oz mason jar.  Once all dry ingredients are in jar, place chocolate chips on top.  Decorate jar however you like, with ribbons, a label. etc.  Then, write down the instructions on how to bake the cookies somewhere where the gift recipient will see them.  The instructions are this:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Pour out contents of jar in a large bowl, and mix to distribute chocolate chips evenly.
  3. Add 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) or vegetable oil and 3/4 cup milk and mix until a thick cookie dough forms.  If you like, add 1 tsp vanilla.
  4. Form balls of about 1 tbsp of dough and place them on prepared baking sheets.  Repeat until all dough has been used.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until golden.  Cookies may look slightly underdone when they come out, but that's OK.  Let cool for a couple minutes before removing from pan.  Recipe makes 24 cookies.
  6. Enjoy!
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  1. I love cookie gift jars! I haven't passed any on yet, as I tried out one of the recipes I found online last year (for AWESOME gingerbread biscuits!) and found that the measurements were a little off. I have adjusted it now though, and I know a jar of cookie mix would make someone very happy :)
    These look so great!

    1. Mmmm I love gingerbread. That sounds like a great gift too!

  2. Yum! Love chocolate chip cookies- sound delicious!

  3. I don't think you can go past chocolate chip cookies can you? I would love to receive a gift like this!

  4. Who wouldn't like a gift of chocolate chip cookies. It's the perfect gift.

  5. The perfect gift for those who have to follow gluten-free - yum!

  6. Is 3/4 cup baking soda accurate? I have never used that much in a recipe.

  7. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you actually kill fat by consuming coconut fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medicinal magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!