11/30/2009

Cookie Dough Gifts

Thanksgiving is over, is everyone starting their Holiday treat-making? Bring on the sugar!
Here's an easy way to send treats--no baking, no decorating, and it's gorgeous!
Works for me!

I recently discovered C&H® / Domino® Sugar's inexpensive homemade gift ideas and I love their idea of giving wrapped cookie dough as gifts! Everyone gets so many treats during the Holidays--this is something your friends can throw in the freezer then pull out whenever they want some hot cookies. Brilliant! Their Egg-Free Sugar Cookie Dough recipe got rave reviews from my little cookie monsters. They even have adorable Gift Tags with cooking instructions that you can print and attach.

Egg-Free Sugar Cookie Dough from C&H Sugar
Ingredients:
1 cup C&H Pure Cane Sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions:
Cookie Dough: In large bowl, mix sugar and butter. Beat in egg substitute and vanilla until light and fluffy. Mix in flour and baking soda. Divide dough into halves. Shape each half into roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
For Gift Giving: First, tightly wrap roll in plastic wrap. Then, cut a sheet of parchment paper 6 inches-8 inches wider than the cookie roll. Wrap the cookie dough in the parchment paper, tying ends with ribbon. Print out and attach the Baking Instructions we've provided, then decorate wrapped cookie dough with holiday cheer! Refrigerate, minimum 1 hour, until chilled. Cookie dough can also be frozen. Maintain refrigerated until baking. Print the tag with Baking Instructions and attach to Cookie Dough.
To Bake Cookies: If cookie dough is frozen, defrost to a chilled temperature before baking. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on wire rack Cookie dough cn aldo be rolled out on a lightly floured surface, and cut out with cookie cutters. To decorate: frost cookies with Royal Icing and add sprinkles.

~Special thanks to of C&H® / Domino® Sugar who sponsored this post with a $20 gift card for ingredients~

14 comments:

Maria D. said...

I LOVE this idea! Although, I don't know if the cookie dough would ever make it out the door! ;-)

Jessica said...

This is such an awesome idea!!

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

Super cute...I have done this in the past, oh if I had only seen how darling I could have made them first! Thanks for the post!

The Sugar Fairy said...

Great idea, especially how it can be put into the freezer and not have to use it straight away.

I've done something similar in the past where i made a gift bag with dough, cutters and icing tubes.

Clarinda said...

Thanks for the great idea! I'm definitely looking for fun, homemade, inexpensive gift ideas this year.

Astrid said...

I think that's a great idea!

I don't have any egg substitute. Could I just use eggs instead? How many do you think per batch?

Mandy said...

Hi Astrid,
Yes, you can use one egg per 1/4 c. of egg substitute. Have fun.:)

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I really love, love ,love this idea! Who would not like to be gifted this? Would be a huge time saver on cookies for Santa!

Kate

Jelli Bean said...

I really like this idea! There are so many sweets around the holidays, but giving this frozen log, the recipient can wait a while to bake them up. Thanks for sharing!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

You made a roll of cookie dough look gorgeous! :) Great gift idea!

Brooke said...

LOVE this idea, and how pretty you made it. :) Thanks for sharing! I've bookmarked this for sure. :)

Cara said...

What a great idea, and I love that this recipe is egg free since my son has an egg allergy. This will be the perfect recipe for the cookies I'm making for his preschool Christmas party.

Life is Good said...

Brilliant!
Especially for those people who already have EVERYTHING.
And even easier tahn actually amking the cookies. I am so glad I checked this out.

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! idea. THANKS!!! for sharing.
Geri