Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Jar Mix

So far, December has been a total heart breaker.

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I’ve been quiet about this for good reason. I’m not ready. To talk.

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Silence offers rest and stillness. It allows us to tune in, radios off, and settle in.

December brought loss, grief, and letting go. In my family, in Newtown, in nameless places around the world.

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I’m not alone in this. None of us are.

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We must learn to lean into ourselves and each other.

Be vulnerable.

Share stories.

Hold and let go.

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We must find comfort and solace in our beautiful messy lives. Love each other exactly as we are. Be grateful, always so grateful for what we have.

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Wishing you and yours lots of love during this holiday season!

For Christmas this year, I’m giving a number of homemade gifts as presents—all food related. I came up with this lacy-edged soft chocolate chip cookie recipe as one of the gifts. There’s also a duo of salts (vanilla, lemon), daily granola, super chocolatey brownie mix, chocolate chip scone mix, vanilla extract, whole-grain pancake mix, and chai tea mix. Our kitchen is overrun with chocolate and flour right now. It’s also covered in jars. Here’s the full cookie recipe. To give the cookies as a jar mix: get 1 quart-size jar; whisk the flours, baking powder, and together together in a bowl. Add this mixture as the first layer in the jar. Next, layer the brown sugar then the cane sugar. For the last layer, add the chocolate chips. Put the lid on. Make a gift tag and copy the jar mix baking instructions below. You can also halve or double the recipe with good results.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Full recipe:
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 2 dozen cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup natural cane sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

Liquid ingredients
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the vegan chocolate chip cookie mix in a large bowl, stirring well. In a small
bowl, combine the oil, almond milk, and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients
into the dry, and stir to combine. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

If time allows, make the cookie dough ahead and chill it in the refrigerator overnight so the almond and brown sugar notes have time to develop.

Drop by the tablespoonful onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake until slightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Jar recipe:
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Jar Mix
makes 2 dozen cookies

1 batch Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1/2 canola oil
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all the ingredients from this jar in a large bowl, stirring well. In a small
bowl, combine the canola oil, almond milk, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients
into the dry, and stir to combine. Do not overmix.

If time allows, make the cookie dough ahead and chill it in the refrigerator overnight so the almond and brown sugar notes have time to develop.

Drop by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until slightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix contains: all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, almond meal, oat flour, baking powder, sea salt, light brown sugar, natural cane sugar, vegan chocolate chips.

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Comments

  1. Amen, Nikki. :)

  2. Lovely cookies! I bet they taste delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Ah, homemade cookie mix, such a lovely, thoughtful idea! Hang in there, Nikki. Wishing you smoother sailing ahead. xo

  4. Wise words, truly. Homemade food gifts are the best. What lucky friends and family you have!

  5. Such pretty presents. It’s an awful time around the world, but at least you can bake a little love into cookies, share it with loved ones and appreciate what we all have.

  6. Nikki,
    I´m shocked with the latest news too..i can´t understand why he killed innocent people.
    The economists said we´re struggling with a economic global crisis..yes, it´s true but the major crisis is the moral degradation of society!
    People don’t know the real meaning of love, tolerance and respect..it was supposed to build a better world but it seems it´s getting worst..it´s very disappointing and for 2013, i wish love and peace for everybody.
    I hope better days will come and for now, you have to be strong..for you, for your family and friends.
    I wish i could help in some way :x
    Hugs*

  7. I’m sorry that life is so rough for you at the moment; I hope you manage to find some peace during the holiday season xo

    • ArtandLemons says:

      Thank you, Friends! Your comments and support are welcome reminders of why I love coming to this blog and space, you’re all truly lovely! I hesitated writing this, or writing toward what has been going in. Somehow, nothing else would come out. Sometimes, as I wrote, we need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, to share what we can in a moment and find ease in such openness. Yoga has helped along with family and friends. I’m glad you’re here and I truly appreciate your words! Have a lovely holiday! I plan to write, make photos, take long walks in the snow (fingers crossed), and watch Star Wars with Luke, David and the rest of our family. Oh, and hopefully someone will share one of these cookies with me!

  8. Nikki, this is so concise and wise. Quiet reflection does bring our messy (but still at times very beautiful) lives into a realm of understanding. And not being afraid to wade into each other’s circles, this is so important right now. You have some lucky peeps, my lady. For your overall goodness AND the fantastic cookie gift :) Happy holidays to you xo

  9. Thank you so much for posting this, it’s the perfect present for my mom!
    We just recently went vegan, and your blog is a huge help for the holiday cooking.
    I hope your month gets better <3

  10. Concise and wise is right! I’ll also add beautiful and hopeful and comforting, too. xx

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