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Give the Gift of Homemade Cookie Dough

By Megan DeKok
Created January 10, 2017
Try something new this year and give out homemade cookie dough instead of cookies. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
assorted cookie doughs in individual containers

I love the idea of gifting homemade cookie dough over the holidays for one simple reason: cookies taste best when they’re fresh from the oven! Giving homemade dough is no-brainer gift, especially for those people in your life who love to bake, but are extra busy around the holidays. (Who isn’t?)

I opted to make three different kinds of dough for gifting. You could easily double or triple your favorite holiday cookie dough recipe, or go the route I did, and opt for variety. The most important thing is choosing recipes that are freezer-friendly.

cookie dough in large container next to smaller containers

I grew up eating these Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, so they were top of my list to make and give. This recipe fills four pint containers perfectly, with no leftovers. And it freezes like a dream!

cookie dough in scooper

I also wanted to make a chocolate cookie and a spice cookie. So I made double batches of both the Soft Molasses Cookies

molasses dough

and Chocolate Hazelnut Crinkles, with each one filling three pint-sized containers. Each pint of dough will yield around two dozen cookies, depending on how large they are. You could make one dozen huge cookies or two dozen smaller cookies.

dough crinkles

Packaging up your cookie dough and labeling it in these white pint containers (purchased from Amazon) couldn’t get any easier! Simply cut out the labels, available below, and glue them onto the lids. Cut out the gift tags glue them on the front. The directions for baking are on the labels already, so you don’t even need to worry about writing them out. Score!

empty cookie dough packages, scissors and glue

Feel free to tell your friends that they can freeze the dough for up to two months in case they’d like to hold off on baking. Just be sure to wrap the container in foil or zip it up in a gallon plastic bag to keep things airtight.

assorted cookie doughs

To download the printable cookie-dough gift labels, click here.