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Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix is the perfect DIY gift! And it makes the best cookies!

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix is the perfect thing to keep in your cabinet for sugar cookie emergencies, or give it as a gift for the holidays! Why purchase the premade stuff?

Plus, the mix has sprinkles. #winning

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Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix is the perfect DIY gift!

It’s finally cold here in Sacramento. The heat kept kind of hanging on (it was high 70s/low 80s last weekend) but finally, finally, the cooler weather is here to stay. It even rained last week!

Ah, cooler weather. It’s time for socks, gloves, jackets, extra blankets, and eating more sugar to gain my winter coat.

Er, or something like that.

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix is the perfect DIY gift! And it makes soft and yummy cookies!

I think my body is craving another layer or something because I’ve been eating way too much. It started on my trip to Nashville and pretty much hasn’t stopped since. I was trying to be good…and then I made this sugar cookie mix.

It makes the best sugar cookies in the whole entire world.

And what’s funny? It’s the same recipe as these cookies, but I make them differently. #differentforthewin

These Sugar Cookies come from a homemade sugar cookie mix and they're the best cookies I've ever made!

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix

I’ve kind of been in the “homemade mix” making mood lately. Brownie mix, then hot chocolate mix, now sugar cookie mix.

Sure, I’ve been known to buy those pouches of sugar cookie mix at the grocery store. I’ve used them lots of times, even on this blog. But I like my sugar cookie recipe even more, so I figured I’d try to make a mix out of it. And it worked, fabulously.

This is easier than making regular cookies. All you do is mix up all the dry ingredients and put them in a jar or a bag. When you’re ready to make the cookies, you beat in some room temperature butter, an egg, and some vanilla extract. Then bake as usual.

Because I was making this as a “mix” I didn’t want to frost them. Plus, if you gift this to someone, you can’t really gift the frosting with the mix. And giving someone a bag of powdered sugar is just mean. It means they’ll have to clean their floors. (You know, because powdered sugar has wings. It flies everywhere.)

I added sprinkles and mini chocolate chips to my homemade sugar cookie mix. You can omit them, or you can add all sprinkles, all chocolate chips, or even add nuts. Just pop them in with the other dry ingredients.

Something about mixing all the dry ingredients first and then adding the wet ingredients later made an amazing cookie. The sprinkles and chocolate chips gave these the exact amount of sweetness they needed and they ended up pillowy soft with the perfect amount of sugar cookie chew.

I ate waaaaay too many of them. Half my new layer goes to these cookies.

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix is the perfect DIY gift! And it makes soft and yummy cookies!

Make a few jars of this homemade sugar cookie mix to keep in your cabinet for whenever the sugar cookie mood hits, or give them as holiday food gifts. You don’t need to buy the cookie mix pouches anymore – trust me!

homemade sugar cookie mix: no more need for the prepackaged mix!
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Servings: 1 batch; 24 cookies

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Don't buy that sugar cookie mix at the store! Make your own homemade DIY Sugar Cookie Mix! It makes better cookies and it makes a great holiday gift.

Ingredients

 For the Mix:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup mix-ins — sprinkles and/or mini chocolate chips and/or nuts

To make the Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter — softened and sliced into tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions

To make the mix:

  1. Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl. Continue with making instructions or place in a resealable bag or large jar (3 pint to 1 quart sized jar or container).

To make the cookies:

  1. (If you’re gifting this mix, attach the following directions to the jar.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
  3. Place mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (Or, a large bowl if using a hand mixer.) Add butter and mix slowly until crumbly. (This will take a minute or two in a stand mixer; longer with a hand mixer.) Add vanilla and egg and mix until a cookie dough forms.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough (use a cookie scoop if you have one) onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes. I like to take them out as soon as the bottom starts to turn brown (about 9 minutes for my oven) even though the centers may still be a little glossy, and let them finish cooking as they cool. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (24 g) — Calories: 83, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 857mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sugar: 6g

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66 comments

  1. What a cute idea! I’m a TERRIBLE gift giver, so giving some sort of food is my go-to. Will definitely add this to my gift-giving list 🙂

  2. Great cookie mix, and what a awesome gift it would make! I’d love having this sit on our counter to have cookies ready to go whenever we want!  

  3. I was just standing in some fancy schmancy store in the checkout line the other day noticing they were selling ‘gourmet’ mix and it was like $20 bucks for the smallest little jar ever. I mean cute, yes, but holy overpriced. You are so smart and this is so practical and useful! Pinned 🙂

  4. I think these are such an easy and super great gift to give and to receive! 

  5. Sugar cookies are my husband’s all-time favorites…which means, I am loving this…and he will too!

  6. Why why why would I ever want this on hand?  So I can make sugar cookies every single day and eat all-the-cookies?!  Dangerous and also completely genius!

  7. Sugar cookies are the best especially when you add sprinkles 🙂 I love that you made your own mix.  That is such a great idea and so handy to have around the holidays!  It looks so pretty all jarred up like that 🙂 Pinning!

  8. I’m so excited that the weather has cooled off down here in the SF Bay Area — it finally feels like fall!  This sugar cookie mix would be the perfect gift to give, and the sprinkles are a must!  Pinned. 🙂

  9. This is such good idea!! It really would be the perfect holiday gift!! I love all those sprinkles! 🙂

  10. I am so thrilled to have ran across your blog and this recipe! My daughter has 11 different food allergies, and buying cookie mixes isn’t something we ever get to do. I love cooking from scratch, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to just throw in a couple of key things to an already pre-made mix. Sugar cookie mix is something I haven’t seen before, so thank you again!!

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