Whole Wheat White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Cake in a jar is the perfect unique gift so everyone can enjoy a straight from the oven cookie anytime!
I spend all year long planning.
Planning the perfect gifts for our family game of Rob Your Neighbor.
To bring thee present that is deemed as the popular present is the cherry on top while watching everyone battle for these presents that they only hope is something worth taking home!
Every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember, my family gathers at my Nana’s house for sugar cookies, hot cocoa and an evening of unwrapping presents from Santa.
It has always been my favorite night of the entire year. As I have grown older, my favorite part of the night has shifted from the endless presents to just the joy of spending a night with my entertaining family.
A few years ago, we added a new tradition into the mix. Rob Your Neighbor. Much like white elephant. Minus the god-awful presents. Plus desired, purposeful presents!
So all year long, I brainstorm the crème de le crème of all presents. The present to make everyone chase and fight for. There are few strategies here. Big presents are eye candy. If it rattles, shakes or rolls, you are golden. And more color the better. Duh.
This year I am adding a new strategy into the mix. Make everyone jealous and fight over the present after it has been unwrapped! Edible gifts are always winners and this year, I will be gifting my family with Gifts In A Jar, such as this White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Cake in a Jar!
As today is December 1st, I have started to brainstorm and gather my recipes for making my annual holiday gift packages. In years past, I gift trays and baskets filled with already baked goodies, but this year I am going to shake things up a bit with gifts in a jar. Half the fun of eating cookies is getting to the kitchen and making a mess!
If there is one cookie that claims my heart and my stomach it is White Chocolate Macadamia! So when Diamond of California asked me to team up with them for the holiday season for Gifts In A Jar, it didn’t take me long to decide what cookie mix I was going to create! Diamond’s nuts are the highest quality and the only ones I use in my kitchen! Their freshness can’t be beat. The buttery macadamia nuts are too die for. Either straight out of the bag for munching or mixed into my favorite cookie. But don’t stop with just the macadamia nuts. Their sliced almonds would be great on top of salads, oatmeal or just by the handful! And their walnuts? They are making their way into our povitica; a Croatian nut bread we make every year!
You are able to give a gift of warm, straight from the oven treats to your family and friends. As they may never know when a cookie craving is going to hit! Simply combine the contents of the jar with two other ingredients – eggs and coconut oil!
These gifts in a jar are customizable as well! Add dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, sliced almonds or even pretzels pieces for a totally unique cookie mix that is sure to be sought after time and time again!
- Cookie Mix:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1¼ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts
- Other Ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup melted coconut oil
- To make cookie mix: In a large mason jar or two small mason jars, layer the ingredients for the cookie mix as listed above. Add an instructions tag for the other ingredients and how to prep the cookies!
- To Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Add the ingredients from the jar in a large mixer bowl. Mix well.
- Then add two eggs and ¾ cup melted coconut oil. Mix until just combined.
- Add to a greased 10 inch tart pan. Spread out evenly using your fingertips. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove from oven and cool on a baking sheet for 1 hour.
*For Instructions Tag:
To Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add the ingredients from the jar in a large mixer bowl. Mix well. Then add two eggs and ¾ cup melted coconut oil. Mix until just combined. Add to a greased spring form pan or a 10 inch pie pan. Spread out evenly using your fingertips. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove from oven and cool on a baking sheet for 1 hour.
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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diamonds of California. But as always, opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting companies that support The Housewife in Training Files!