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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas 'Neighbor' gifts.

I've been up to my eyeballs in COOKIE DOUGH lately.


I present to you....the Coombs family 2011 Neighbor gifts:




Because who doesn't like to receive cookie dough to be baked and served WARM and FRESH? {Cookies fresh from the oven are my weakness.  I have the hips to prove it}.

The original idea was spotted HERE.

I'll let you in on a secret.  I purchased the smaller containers HERE for $1.10 a piece.  When I got them in the mail though, I thought....how on earth am I going to give a good sized family, this small of a container?  {I don't like to be chin-cey around the holidays}.  So I went to my local Basha's grocery store {LOVE!} and asked them for some of their large soup containers.  And guess what? They sold em to me for 25 cents a piece!!!  Score!  Now I have the perfect sizes for both big AND small sized families!

35 comments:

  1. Just had a random memory the other day of making cookies and delivering to all the San Marcos greats.... Everyone from Bev to the Cousins sub guy :)

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  2. love this idea, and that I should check my local soup place for containers before I order any. Yours turned out so cute!!

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  3. What a great ideas- Wondering if you would share your cookie dough recipe with us? Can you freeze this and thaw it out to make cookies at a later date??
    cscheerer4@hotmail.com

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  4. How about a printable for the label? ')

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  5. Is there any chance you would share your cookie dough gift labels? I love this idea! my email is dmboston31@gmail.com ... let me know!
    Thanks,
    Kate

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  6. I would love to have your cookie dough gift label. I am not computer savvy enough to make my own, and yours are darling. Love them! donagone@hotmail.com

    Thanks, Dona

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  7. I would also love to have your cookie dough labels, if you are sharing. This is such a cute idea. Jpbanks7@msn.com

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  8. If you share your labels I'd love to use them this year, darling idea!
    Katie kt.lew@hotmail.com

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  9. Would love the recipe and label if you are will ing to share. Such a cute idea. Sarahannegl@aol.com

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  10. Can I have the label too :) Also . . . did you print on a label or glue paper on??

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    1. I printed onto label paper...it's an 8 1/2 x 11 full sheet of sticker paper. I always get mine at Wal-mart!

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  11. Unfortunately I don't have the label to send out. I paid for someone on etsy to custom make it with our name on it. Here is her link:

    http://www.etsy.com/people/MTipsy?ref=ls_profile

    Thanks for your sweet comments! xoxo

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  12. I love your idea. I am one that believes that presentation is half of the gift and this is amazing. I was wondering what size of container you ended up using. Thanks!

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  13. I would also like to know what size the label is. Is the container like quart size? I am having someone make me a label but wasn't sure what size to say. Thanks!

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  14. The size I used was a 16 oz container. Hope this helps!

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  15. Marci, the labels tuned out so cute! Thanks for including my shop!
    Michelle
    MTipsy.etsy.com

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  16. Marci I was wondering if you could please share your cookie recipe, along with a copy of your really cute label, this a really good Christmas gift. Thank You,

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    1. I will post the cookie recipe soon...it's a yummy one! As far as the labels go...I custom ordered them through etsy...here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/people/MTipsy?ref=ls_profile

      xoxo

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  17. I would love your recipe!

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    1. http://marcicoombs.blogspot.com/2012/08/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-recipe.html

      Enjoy!

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  18. Hi Marci! What a great idea! Have you been able to post your recipe somewhere? Are the baking directions on the back of the container?

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    1. http://marcicoombs.blogspot.com/2012/08/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-recipe.html

      Yes, backing instructions were included on the back! Enjoy!!

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  19. How far in advance can you make this dough before you give it as a gift? Can you make the dough, freeze it, then thaw and give?

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    1. If you are refrigerating then I would make it up just a couple of days ahead. But yes...you can freeze and thaw it!! Good luck! xoxo

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  20. Hi - What a great idea! can you tell me how many labels (front and back) you could get on sheet of label paper? I need to make about 40 gifts so it could get expensive at 12.54 for 15 sheets. Thanks :)

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  21. This is a great idea...with some teenagers, I may just put some money in some tubs and use the same phrase! They'll love it!

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  22. I just discovered your blog on pinterest! Love it! I have a blog as well Our Organic Story.com Hope you can check it out:)

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  23. I would also love to have your cookie dough labels, if you are sharing. This is such a cute idea. Loan Against My Watch

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  24. I found your blog doing a google search and love this idea. With a 3 year old and another baby on the way money is tight and this is the perfect gift to give a family. I wonder, could you use the plastic Christmas containers you find at walmart this time of year and fill and freeze them the same way if I can't find soup containers?

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    1. Yes Lisa, I think that would be totally ok to use those containers! Good luck!! xoxo

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  25. FYI you can buy those 16oz containers on amazon.com 25 count for 15.95! WAY cheaper than $1.10 a peice:) thanks for this SUPER cute idea!!!

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  26. Hey Marci! Do you happen to remember what size and printing format you had michelle do your labels over at etsy on the 16oz containers? I want it to look good on the container! Thanks again!

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    1. Hey! I believe it was a 3x3" tag that she created. Hope that helps! And thanks for the heads up on the amazon deal. Love it!

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