This week I've got a recipe for you that also makes a fun and easy homemade gift. By the way, don't forget that all this week, my blog friends and I are hosting Holly Bloggy Christmas, where you can link up your Christmas ideas and win prizes!
I'll be linking this post up at the Homemade Gift Party on Monday at tatertots and jello and the Recipe Party on Tuesday at Chef in Training. By the way, the parties also feature fun giveaways from Twisted Sugar Twine and Sweet Kiwi Crochet.
First of all, we have to make our cookie mix. I actually learned about this mix last year when I did a promotion with Crisco's Cookie Central. The cookie mix is really quick and easy to make, and it can be used to make a variety of Christmas cookies.
Recipe for Homemade Cookie Mix
8 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
4 cups sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons salt
2 2/3 sticks Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
Directions: COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a very large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. STORE in airtight container in freezer up to six months.
Bake these cookies and place in containers for Christmas gift giving. Or give a jar of the cookie mix as a gift, and include a copy of the following recipe!
Recipe for Frosted Chocolate Drops:
2 ¼ cups Homemade Cookie Mix
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Crisco
Pure Vegetable Oil
1 large egg
1 ⁄3 cup milk
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 (16 oz.) container frosting
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE Homemade Cookie Mix, sugar and cocoa in large mixing bowl
until blended. Add oil, egg and milk. Beat with electric mixer on low until
combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches
apart on baking sheet.
BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until done. Cool completely on cooling rack. Frost
cookies and top with additional chopped nuts, if desired.
For a fun printable copy of this and other recipes that you can make with the cookie mix, visit Crisco Holiday Recipes.
Labels: cookies and candy, Recipe of the Week