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Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Neighbor gifts are always fun to give and receive. Use our awesome Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial to show your friends and family you love them. It includes a tutorial, recipe, and printable toppers! Click to read more.


Hi guys – it’s Autumn again from It’s Always Autumn. I’m here today with a quick, simple tutorial you can use to make an inexpensive holiday gift that will certainly be appreciated: fudge mint cookie mix in a cute fabric sack.

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love giving homemade treats to friends and neighbors during the holidays, but sometimes we receive so many treats during those few shorts weeks that some of them end up in the trash. Cookie mix makes a great gift because the recipient can make them whenever she wants – if she has guests showing up she can mix them together and have hot fresh cookies in about 15 minutes, or she can tuck the cookie mix away until January and bake them up then. It’s win-win for whomever you give these to!

It’s win-win for you as well. You can make up the mix with just a few ingredients, then slide it into a simple fabric sack, print out a topper, and you’re through! If you have lots of these to make you can do them assembly-line style and get a bunch of gifts taken care of in under an hour.

~ Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial ~

Here’s what you need for each cookie mix:

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Pour the entire contents of one Duncan Hines devil’s food cake mix into a QUART size ziplock bag. Add 1/3 C cocoa, 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 2/3 C mint chips (there are 2 cups of mint chips in each bag, so you can make three cookie mixes with one bag of mint chips). Zip up your bag and assemble a quick fabric sack.

I used fabric from Moda’s Oh Deer Line (from the same layer cake I used for last weeks fabric ornament decals project) because I think it looks holiday-ish even though it’s not Christmas fabric. For each sack, you need two rectangles measuring 10 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide.

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Lay the rectangles right sides together and sew down one long end, across the bottom, and back up the other long end, leaving the top open. Cut across the top with pinking shears if desired to prevent fraying (not totally necessary). Clip the bottom corners of the sack and turn right side out.

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Slide your cookie mix right inside…

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

…and print out the topper of your choice. Find the “tasty” versions pictured below right here:
blue | green | red | yellow

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The toppers have a thin rectangle around the edge – use a trimmer to cut just outside the rectangle, then fold in half, slide over the fabric sack, and staple to secure. You could also punch holes and thread ribbon or twine through and tie in a bow to secure.

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Each topper has a sentiment on the front and the super easy directions for baking the cookies on the back (all the recipient has to add is margarine and two eggs!). If you’re interested in seeing what the cookies look like all baked up, click here for a photo of the Reese’s version of these cookies.

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Remember, check my blog for a few more topper options:

And if you decide to bake up some cookies and give those away, check out this post for free printable templates for four different individual size treat packages:

Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial - Includes recipe, tutorial, and topper printables! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thanks, Ribbon Retreat! And happy holidays to all!


Thank you Autumn!

Oh how fun are these gift bags!!! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this for Christmas! And in this Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag Tutorial, Autumn has done most of the work for you. All of the toppers are beautiful and so creative.

If you are looking for beautiful fabrics for your gift bags, check out our awesome selection of designer fabrics. And make sure to visit Autumn’s blog, It’s Always Autumn, for lots of Christmas ideas.

For more Christmas tutorials click here… we have so much!

Happy Holiday Crafting!

If you are interested in sharing your crafts or bow making skills, we are searching for crafty contributors. If you’re a craft blogger or bow maker who’d like to submit a tutorial of your own, visit our Project Submission Page to see all the details. We love all tutorials, and we make it worth your while! We love our contributors!

Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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