3 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Everyone Will Love

December 13, 2018

Whether you are looking for a holiday hostess gift or gift ideas for your fellow co-workers, everyone will love these jarred cookie mixes. It’s simple!

First, gather clear mason jars and blank recipe cards. Then, choose your Christmas cookie recipes. Looking for some holiday recipe inspiration? Here are three Christmas cookie recipes perfect for the holiday season.

Vegan Hazelnut Cookies made with Almond Flour Baking Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie


Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 box Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

3 tbsp almond milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup chopped hazelnuts

¼ cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Prepare the cookie mix according to the instructions on the back of the box. 

3. Add cinnamon to the batter and fold in the chopped hazelnuts and cranberries. 

4. Drop 1 tablespoons scoops of dough onto the lined baking tray, and lightly flatten using oiled finger tips or your palm.

5. Bake 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

* Feel free to swap out the dried cranberries with fresh cranberries if you have them on hand, just make sure to cut them in half before folding in the batter.

Gingerbread people cookies made with Almond Flour Baking Mix pumkin muffin & Bread

Gingerbread People


1 box Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin & Bread Mix

1 tub Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting (or desired amount), for decorating

3/4 tsp. ground ginger

3/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 large egg

4 TBSP grapeseed oil

3 TBSP pure molasses


1. Preheat oven to 275ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together muffin mix, ginger and cloves. Mix in egg, oil and molasses and stir until dough forms.

 3. Shape dough with hands into a ball, turn out onto parchment paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.

 4. Use cookie cutters to cut into shapes and gently loosen and lift with a spatula onto the baking sheets.

 5. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Remove and cool.

6. Decorate gingerbread people with Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting as desired.

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Almond Flour Baking Mix Chocolate Muffin and Cake

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


1 box Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup water

3 Tbsp oil

1/2 cup chocolate chips

7 oz chocolate, melted

3 Tbsp cocoa nibs

Crushed candy canes - Optional


1. Preheat oven to Preheat oven to 350°F

2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally spread some oil on the parchment paper.

3. Whisk eggs, water, oil in a large bowl.

4. Add the mix to the wet ingredients and stir until completely combined.

5. Mix in the chocolate chips and thoroughly combine.

6. Use a scoop to place about 2 tablespoons of batter on the baking sheet and spread into a circular pattern. Leave about 2-3 inches of room between each cookie because it will spread.

7. Bake for 10 minutes and let cookies cool for a couple minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

8. Repeat process until all of the batter is gone.

9. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.

10. Frost the cookies with the melted chocolate and then sprinkle cocoa nibs on top. For a festive flare, you can even add in some crushed candy canes.

11. Let the chocolate set for about 30-45 minutes and then serve or store in an airtight container.

Finish the recipe card by including a full set of baking instructions.

Now that your recipes have been chosen, gather together all of the dry ingredients you will need to fill each of the mason jars. Make sure you have measuring cups and spoons so you can portion the ingredients properly. If you are gifting a larger batch, be sure to double or triple the ingredients if needed.

Next, take your recipe cards and list all of the dry ingredients for each recipe. After you have written out all of the dry ingredients, make a list of the wet ingredients your gift recipient will need to add on their own. Proceed to complete the recipe card with the step by step ingredients for each recipe.

Complete your gift by placing a bow or festive ribbon on the mason jars. Don’t forget to sign your name and include a heartfelt holiday note! You are now ready to give the gift of a sweet treat this holiday season.

Looking for more Christmas cookie recipe inspiration? Check out these 8 Christmas cookie recipes perfect for all of your holiday cookie exchanges.

Tag us @SimpleMills so we can see all of your holiday cookie creations!


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