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Cookie in a jar mix - recipe

Hi ya'll!  (geez it's been forever since I posted a thread on here!!!  It is so nice to be back!) 

I have a question for all of you bakers out there...

I want to make vegan "cookie mix in a jar" to give away as favors at our upcoming wedding in September.  They look like this:

It is a very small wedding (around 20 people) so it should be pretty simple to put together providing I can come up with a vegan mix that will bake up well...  Vegan cookies are simple, I know, but that is me using either egg replacer or flax eggs, neither of which I would expect my guests to know how to do (or have the ingredients on hand.)  Ideally they would just have to add some oil, non-dairy milk (easy enough to find) and vanilla...  So, here is what I am thinking:

1. add egg replacer mix into the dry ingredients. (could go horribly wrong if not well mixed.  not even completely sure it would work.)
2. add small amount of flax seed into mix (again, could be bad...)
3. substitute applesauce for the eggs and non-dairy milk on the recipe card.  would this work?
4. omit the "egg substitute" altogether and hope for the best... (not my first choice)

I will be honest, I am not much of a baker and have had more disasters than success.  But I feel like if I can come up with a good mix it should not be too hard to measure it out and put it in a jar!  Please give me your suggestions and opinions!  I will do a test run before I bottle this stuff up, to make sure it will come out good!

And one last question, which is more of an opinion thing...  Do you think it is appropriate for me to make one "jar" per "family" instead of per individual person?  For example, a married couple would take home one jar instead of two...  I think it would be fine but I don't want to look like I am coming across as cheap (which I generally am, but don't want to look like it on my wedding day, lol)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, suggestions, and opinions!!  :)

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.

Use the recipe for COWBOY COOKIES. No crazy egg replacers needed. They are delicious, and absolutely omni-approved!


If you do use a recipe that calls for egg replacer, though, I'd go for option 1. I often mix the egg replacer (ener-g, flax, cornstarch, whatever it is) into the dry stuff - it never goes wrong for me. tbh i don't think it's totally necessary to make it "gel" or whatever first for cookies, since it's going to do that while baking anyway...

also, the cowboy cookies sb mentioned are good. there are several other cookie recipes in that book that are good and don't require egg replacer, too.


The cowboy cookies can be made with other ingredients too. They call for chocolate chips, oatmeal, nuts, etc. You could obviously add cranberries, white chips, etc. And seriously, they're awesome.


Thanks guys!  Since that is one of the few books of Isa's that I don't own, I googled it up and found the recipe online.  Since you mix in a little ground flax with the wet ingredients in this recipe, logic would hold you can just throw it in the dry stuff since you are mixing it all together anyway.  I think I will do a test run and see how it goes!  Since I know a few people on the groom's side do not like coconut, I think I will omit that.  I am thinking cranberries, walnuts, and maybe chocolate chips.  Still taking suggestions on other recipes and etiquette advice on how many to give out as well.  Thanks!!


How many cookies would a jar of mix make? If it's going to make 2 dozen, I think one is fine for a family. If it's going to be small or mini jars and make 6-12 cookies, then one per guest would probably be better.


It will be like a regular batch of cookies...  Probably 18-24 depending on the size you make them.  I always make mine too big and end up with less  ;)


I have made "cookies in a jar" mixes before and just added flax or whatever to the dry stuff in the jar.  Also, I think one jar per family would be fine as long as it's going to make a decent amount of cookies.  If it's a large family, maybe give them 2 jars.  And make sure to label the jars so everyone understands what you're doing.


btw this sounds like a very cool idea! that's something i'd both like to give and receive.


fb, you seem like a crafty bitch. Can't believe you haven't done this!

This is something I've done before and it RULES. I sent someone pancake mix, chocolate chocolate chip waffle mix, cookie mix and brownie mix in a vw gift exchange once. I forget who got it (mirrya? It was years ago), but they loved it and weren't stuck with a 10,000 calorie care package that had to be consumed in a week.


Hey now, some of us like having a week of 10,000 extra calories. XP

I considered doing this once as a gift, but never got around to it. It'd be fun to make as favors, though. That way you could buy a case of mason jars and use up the ribbon and such.

Ideas for future wedding:
1. this thing

I'll fill in the rest some other time.


Thanks again for all the ideas ya'll...  As cheezy as this may sound, I actually came across a "recipe for marriage" the other night, and that is how this whole idea started...  I do plan to attach this to the cookie jars somehow...  Probably on a hang tag that has this recipe on one side, and the actual cookie recipe on the other...

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

1 cup consideration
1 cup courtesy
2 cupfuls flattery carefully concealed
1 gallon faith and trust in each other
2 cupfuls praise
1 small pinch of in-laws
1 reasonable budget, a generous dash of cooperation
3 teaspoon pure extract of "I'm sorry"
1 cup contentment
1 cup each confidence and encouragement
1 large or several small hobbies
1 cup blindness to the other's faults

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories. Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portions of love and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. Never serve with cold shoulder.


Ideas for future wedding:
1. this thing

I'll fill in the rest some other time.

There, half your planning is done already, easy!  ; )


Oh man I forgot about that! Thanks!

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