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Give the gift of a punk rock cookie jar mix.
Sending baked cookies in the mail is a super sweet gesture, so long as they arrive on time, and in one piece! A cookie jar mix, however, means that your recipient will be enjoying oven-fresh cookies at their leisure, all the while thinking about how awesome you are.

But sometimes cookie jar mixes can be too rooster, denim and gingham. What about a mix for those of us who only wear black and can’t tie perfect bows? Enter the punk rock cookie jar mix!

With cut-out ransom letters as the label, and a safety pin holding together the ribbon, you don’t need to be too precise with the design. And the whole thing comes together in about half an hour, making it a great last minute gift.

The cookie recipe is completely vegan. If you haven’t tried vegan baking, I think you’ll find that it’s easier than traditional baking and the results are more deliciously consistent, because you don’t have to beat eggs or butter. Everything comes together very simply in one bowl. If you don’t normally have flax seeds around, it is probably the only ingredient you’ll need to run out and buy. But it’s a great ingredient to get familiar with because you can use it to replace eggs in baking. Just mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 1/4 cup liquid (soy milk or water) and you’ve got a flax egg! Flax also has those coveted Omega-3s, so sprinkle it in your oatmeal, cereal, and into your smoothies. It has a yummy nutty flavor!

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  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients. You’ll need:

    1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons ground flax seeds, 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup chocolate chips

  • Step 2

    Wrap jar at the one inch from the bottom and 2 inches from the top with the animal print stickers. You can make your own strips with some printed paper and a glue stick.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out letters from magazines to spell out C-O-O-K-I-E-S

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the “K” first, because it’s the middle letter it will give you more control in where the other letters are going. Use a glue stick to competely coat the backs of the cut out letters, and stick them firmly in place. Rub them to make sure they stay put.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the flour first, along with the baking powder, salt and flax. The add the pecans, and use a spoon to smush them into the sides so that they show through. Add the sugar, then chocolate, then the chocolate chips. Seal jar tightly.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 6
    Step 6

    Time to fill the jar! Make a funnel out of paper to get your ingredients in without making a mess. Just roll a sheet of paper into a cone and snip off the bottom.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make the card. Use an old card or stock paper with a pretty print and a blank side. Make a rectangle big enough to fit the text. Fold it in half and punch a hole in the upper left side.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 8
    Step 8

    The card can say whatever you want, but it should definitely have the cookie title directions. It should say “Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies” “Mix with: 1/3 cup veg oil, 1/4 cup soy milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla.” “Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten into 1 1/2 inch discs. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F. Makes 20 cookies.”

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 9
    Step 9

    Slide the ribbon into the hole you punched and make sure it’s secure. Wrap ribbon around the lid and affix with a safety pin. The card should be dangling a few inches.

  • How to bake a cookie. Punk Rock Cookie Jar - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stick a few silver stud stickers on the jar letters, and the card. Voila! Your punk rock cookie gift jar is finished.



Sandra L.
Sandra L. · Newark, California, US · 38 projects
i need a vegan gift for one of my friends and this will be perfect! one question tho, aren't chocolate chips un-vegan?
Hannah <3
Hannah <3
I've made one of these before for a x-mas present but the cookies turned out bad. Then again it was a different recipe (hint of advice, don't wait to long to use it).
p · 2 projects
This is really cool, i've never seen a cookie mix jar before! Looks fab Happy
HotPinkCrayola · Holmfirth, England, GB · 97 projects
Instruction 5 and 6 are the wrong way round.
Very cute, unique gift idea. I love it! You could match the style to the recipient too.
Ice · 1 project
Least punk rock thing ever -_-
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
That is an awesome idea! I've never done any vegan baking, but I think I'll try it with this, I need to get flax seeds though. I love the ransom letters idea and this would definitely make a great last minute christmas gift for someone just as sweet as the cookies this makes. Happy

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