10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017

CHRISTMAS Cookies Whoopie Pie Recipe - delicious Christmas Cookies to put in the stocking or to deliver to your neighbors. They are so good!

10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 – I am so excited to partner up with my beautiful friend Lily from LilyArdor.com to share 10 Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make this year.  Lily will share 5 Christmas DIY Gift Ideas that you can place in the stocking, and I will share 5 Edible Christmas Gifts that you can place in a mason jar or a cookie box and give it to your friends and neighbors.

Every year few of my neighbors give us cookies for Christmas and I like to do the same.  Christmas is all about giving and this year I can’t wait to make these delicious Banana Oatmeal CookiesCoconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies & Whoopie Pie Cookies and share them with my neighbors.

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CHRISTMAS Cookies Whoopie Pie Recipe - delicious Christmas Cookies to put in the stocking or to deliver to your neighbors. They are so good!
Christmas Gift #1

WHOOPIE PIE Cookies

These Whoopie Pie Cookies are super easy to make.  They are made of two soft cookies, filled with delicious cream cheese filling and dipped in a candy cane pieces.  YOU can always substitute candy cane with chopped nuts, shaved chocolate or kid’s favorite sprinkles. Enjoy!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Whoopie Pie Cookies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Ingredients for the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
FOR GARNISH 100% OPTIONAL (pick one)
  • crushed candy cane
  • chopped nuts
  • shaved chocolate
  • sprinkles

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE: WHOOPIE PIE COOKIE RECIPE

Vanilla Cupcakes in the Jar 10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017
Christmas Idea #2

Who doesn’t likes a cup of hot chocolate in the winter!?!  My girls absolutely love hot chocolate!  We drink it a lot during the winter season.  It is so delicious specially with mini marshmallows on top. Mmm mmm good!  Here is a great Christmas gift idea you can make in a jar and give it to your favorite neighbor or place it in the stocking.

Ingredients YOU will need to make 12 servings of Hot Chocolate:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

HOW TO MAKE HOT CHOCOLATE:

FIRST WAY:  You can mix all ingredients and place 1/3 cup of the hot chocolate mixture into a LITTLE jar.  To make one serving add 1 cup of hot water or milk.  Another way:  Get 3 BIGGER jars with lids and layer 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup powdered milk, pinch of salt, little handful of chocolate chips and marshmallows. That will make 3 servings in one jar.  Make sure to write a note to mix 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mixture with 1 cup of hot water or milk. Enjoy!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - 10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017
Christmas Idea #3

Next gift idea will be these scrumptious child-friendly Banana Oatmeal Cookies.  They are sweet and ADDICTING, filled with mashed bananas and lots of oats.  My girls love this cookie recipe! Guess what I will be baking this year for my neighbors!?! Yep, these yummy goodies!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Banana Oatmeal Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup oats

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE:  Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Vanilla Cupcakes in the Jar 10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017
Christmas Idea #4

Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe from Natashaskitchen.com are so darn good! A perfect cupcake recipe to make and place it in a jar as a gift.  I love these cupcakes, they are truly amazing!

Ingredients YOU will need to make Perfect Vanilla Cupcake:

1 1/4 cups cake flour or all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk or plain kefir

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened at room temp
1 1/2 cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
1 1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE: Perfect Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

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Christmas Idea #5

Finally, my girl’s favorite Easy Vanilla Cake Pops wrapped in the wrapper make a scrumptious Christmas gift. To make these cake pops you will have to use a Babycakes Cake Pops Maker. I got mine from a garage sale for $7 dollars.  We cake cake pops a lot & we love having this  cake pop maker in our kitchen.

Ingredients YOU will need to make Vanilla Cake Pops:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (I used organic whole milk)
glaze of your choice (I used white chocolate)

GET STEP BY STEP RECIPE HERE: Vanilla Cake Pops Recipe

10 Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 Easy Vanilla Cake Pops Recipe for Babycakes Cake Pops Maker
If you make any of these CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS please tag my name @munchkintimeblog or #munchkintimeblog on Instagram, I would LOVE to see your creation.

Thank YOU!

10 DIY Gifts – Stocking Stuffers

Now Check Out Lily’s 5 DIY Gifts for Stocking Stuffers

 

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