Guuuuys! I’m so excited, not only is it a summer Friday (although that’s enough to get me excited) but tomorrow we’re starting our deck build! We’ve lived in our house for over a year and we’ve had to go out the front door and around the house to hang out in the back yard. It’s not as bad now that the kiddos can march themselves back there- BUT I’m so looking forward to leisurely mornings drinking coffee on the deck as the twins run off their energy. Fingers crossed things go smooth as butter!
Today I’m sharing this simple gift idea for a new mom, student in exam period, housewarming party, or neighbour. Seriously, I think anyone would be happy to get this cookie dough care package. And I think that we should start giving Christmas baking this way as well, because you can only eat so much before Christmas! So here’s my thought process behind this guy. When I had my babes we were so blessed by friends and family that showered us in meals. The one thing I was craving though? Sweets. I can’t tell you how many tubes of ready made cookie dough we bought (because it’s embarrassing… and I lost count #honestymoment). On the flip side, I once went to a cookie exchange and came home with all these baked goods- only to have some of them go off on my counter before we could eat them all. You see where I’m going with this, right? Cookies that aren’t cooked yet! Better known as frozen cookie dough (one of my favourite treats!). While gifting a log of frozen cookie dough is always appreciated, this packaging is not just cute, but the cookies don’t need to be portioned out- just pop a few in the oven!
I originally shared this post over at Pretty Providence, but I loved the idea too much not to share it here as well. Alright, now that we understand how awesome it would be to receive this (cookies on a minute’s notice? Yes please!), let’s talk about how we can put it together.
For one Cookie Dough Care Package, you’ll need:
- One batch of your favourite cookie dough (my recipe is almost identical to Jessica’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies)
- One mini muffin container
- Mini cupcake liners
- Double sided tape
- Scrapbook paper
- Twine & Scissors
After you’ve whipped up a batch of your famous cookie dough, scoop small balls into your cupcake liners and place them in your mini cupcake container. I saved my container from a pack of mini cupcakes- but you could buy these containers in bulk from Grocers People or another bulk retailer.
Next, give them a healthy coating of sprinkles (I firmly believe in sprinkles- not only do they taste delicious, but they’re so darn cheerful!). Before closing the lid. If your container doesn’t seal tightly, you could add a strip of double sided tape around the edge or a layer of plastic wrap over the cookie dough to make sure there’s no freezer burn on your cookies! Wrap your container in a band of scrapbook paper and tie with twine or other ribbon. Slip a note with instructions on how to cook from frozen (I found my conversion online- and it works perfectly!) and your best wishes, and you’re good to go!
This gift comes together so quickly- and not baking the cookies not only saves you dishes and cook time, but it is so wonderful for your giftee to know that they can bake just a few whenever they need a little sweet treat. Bonus? To fill a mini muffin tin leaves about four cookies worth of dough leftover for you to bake up as a reward for your hard work. Win/Win.
What’s your best kept gifting or care package secret? Do you have something that’s always a hit? I’d love to hear!