Homemade Cookie Mix in a Jar and Frosted Chocolate Drops


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
Directions: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.


Please check out all of this week’s parties!!

On Wednesday we share crafts at Just Sew Sassy, and on Thursday we share our decor at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

And come back here at the end of the week and link up for Friday Favorites


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.


  1. Whitney Reed Cypert@Keeping Up with the Cyperts says

    Ahhh these look SO yummy!! Thanks for sharing. Perfect for a Christmas gift!

  2. Weber Recipes says

    What a delicious looking cookie! Love it.

  3. London Accountant says

    These look incredible. For me Christmas becomes my justification for baking all kinds of delicious things like these!

  4. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more says

    I love the cookie mix in a jar, what a great idea.

  5. Hi Jerri,
    What a great gift idea for a cookie mix. They look delicious! Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Shari Brooks says

    this looks great. It's definitely something I'm going to try with my kids. Glad I stopped over from Momnivore's Dilemna…

  7. Those look yummy for any time of year. I am a new Facebook follower visiting from The Girl Creative. Vicky from Mess For Less

  8. Bizzy B. Bakes says

    Such a clever way to set up mixes and make up pretty cookies. These are being featured, this week, at Bake With Bizzy.

  9. Clairejustine says

    Would love you to join us on creative Thursday (which is changing this week to creative mondays ?http://clairejustineoxox.blogspot.com/2011/12/creative-thursday_21.html

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