Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Gift + Gratitude Blog Hop

It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. Check out my project for a simple Cake Batter Snickerdoodle Recipe + Gift and then visit my friends to see what they created with the “Gratitude” theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop that I think you will LOVE!

I wanted to share with you guys a simple recipe as well as show you how to turn it into an easy and cute gift idea too. Here is what I ended up making:

Thankful for Friends like You Gift Idea - CUTE!

I thought it was a cute and simple gift idea perfect for those that you are thankful for. You can obviously fill it with any type of goodies you’d like but I filled mine with Cake Batter Snickerdoodles (a new recipe I just tried last week).

Delicious AND easy Cake Batter Snickerdoodles

The whole thing was so easy to throw together. This is what you’ll need to do it too:

SUPPLIES:

– Jar

– Thankful print (available for download below)

– Ribbon/Twine/Jute

– Scrapbook Paper

– Glue Dots

– Treat of some sort

DIRECTIONS:

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Thankful for sweet friends - ChristmasThankful for SweetTeachers Like You

1. Download the tag you’d like to use by clicking on the image above. Then RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE. Open it in a program like word, Re-size it to what you’d like it to be and then print and cut out. Attach it to your jar using glue dots.

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Happy Thanksgiving Tag - free print

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2. Add some scrapbook paper to the top by cutting out a circle in the size of your lid. Attach with glue dots. Also tie some ribbon or twine around the top.

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Gift - Copy

3. Fill your jar with goodies!

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Gift Idea

CUTE & SIMPLE!!

You can also use the other tags to turn it into an Easy Christmas Gift Idea by filling it with some yummy treats like Almond Hershey’s Kisses:

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Christmas Gift Idea - Cute. Simple. Inexpensive!

Or a gift to give at ANY TIME by attaching it to a jar or wrapped loaf of bread (for yummy bread recipes you can check out: Snickerdoodle Bread, Banana Bread, White Chocolate Lemon Bread)

Thankful for Sweet Friends Like You Tag - Free download on { lilluna.com }

LOVE IT!!

Delicious Cake Bater Snickerdoodles

So easy - Cake Batter Snickerdoodles! { lilluna.com }

To make the Cake Batter Snickerdoodles, here’s what you’ll need:

Cake Batter Snickerdoodles Gift + Gratitude Blog Hop

Ingredients

  • Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 TB sugar
  • 1 TB cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix. Set aside.
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until all combined. Use medium cookie scoop and scoop onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mix. Using the bottom of a cup, flatten the cookies a bit.
  3. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. Let Cool & ENJOY!
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Hop on over to these fun projects based around the Gratitude theme:
14 GRATITUDE printables, recipes and ideas

A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, don’t blink when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick through the good, the bad and the ugly. We are so grateful for you.

Look at all these pretty faces! So much love in this collage:

Gratitude Blog Hop with several bloggers www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Kari from U Create // Jodie from Eighteen25 // Cindy from Skip to My Lou // Amy from Positively Splendid
Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple
Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room
Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue

We thought you might have fun getting to know a little bit more about our families too. So we asked them some questions. Here’s what they had to say:
(questions and answers here)

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For the kids: 
What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?
LILY: We always go to Disneyland, and it is our FAVORITE!! We also make Gingerbread Houses and it is really fun.
What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made?
LILY: I just like so many. I like her banana bread and cookies!
Do you have any family favorite- games, movies, activities, hobbies?
LILY: We like to go on Merkley Adventures. Our favorite movie to watch together is Hotel Transylvania, and our favorite game to play together is Candyland.
Are you tired of taking pictures for Mom’s blog? :)
LILY: No. I LOVE taking pictures with her.
For the husband: 
What do you do for a living? I teach Orthotics and Prosthetics.
How did you two meet?  And what do you love most about your wife? We met at a random party almost 9 years ago! I love that she cares about others. This is what attracted me to her when we first started hanging out. She always gets so much joy out of seeing and helping others succeed. She also makes it her own personal challenge to help those in need, and she doesn’t stop until she feels she has made a difference.
How much time do you think your wife spends on her blog per week? What is your favorite project/recipe she’s made?
I would say she spends about 30-35 hours per week on the blog. It impresses me, though that none of this time is done while the kids are awake. most of it is either REALLY late or REALLY early.
What’s her favorite thing about blogging?
Getting to know all sorts of people that she normally would not get to. Ever since I met her, she said her greatest wish would be to be friends with everyone in the world. This blog helps her get a little closer to that :-)
And my least favorite thing about blogging?
Meals are a little more complicated. When it is a dish that is going on the blog, we don’t get to eat together, sine we eat while she is doing the photo shoot :-)
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Man, I sure love my family and am SO grateful for them. I seriously do not know what I’d do without them. They bring me SO much joy, and I love that they are my best helpers, supporters and friends!!
Hope you had fun with this grateful hop!
I hope you guys know how grateful I am for you too… I would be nothing without my readers!!
XO – Kristyn
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  1. 2

    Cute printable as always! I need to use it for visit teaching this week. ;)
    Lo’s answers were so sweet. You two make a great match. xoxo
    Mique recently posted..Printable Gratitude Quotes + Blog HopMy Profile

  2. 4

    Love snickerdoodles & I love gifts in jars! So cute!!! Absolutely ADORE seeing you all with your families. Best part for sure!!!
    Gina recently posted..Pumpkin Butter Coffee Cake ~ Holiday BakingMy Profile

  3. 6

    I love how simple and classy this recipe and gift idea is. Love the printable!
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria recently posted..Eggnog Milkshake with Ginger Snap CrumblesMy Profile

  4. 8

    I love this and plan on doing this next week. What size did you use for the qt jar ? (I’m too tired to try and figure it out…help me, will ya >)

    • 9

      What size of print? It ended up being 4.25 x 2.75 inches for the quart size jar. :) I just made the cookies a little smaller than usual so they would fit through the top. :)

  5. 10

    Kristyn –

    You have a beautiful blog and wonderful Thanksgiving idea – this is so neat! Thank you for sharing this. It was wonderful participating in the blog hop with you!

    Becky B.
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  6. 12

    Love this my friend… I am pinning :)
    Desiree @ The36thAvenue recently posted..Family PostMy Profile

  7. 14

    So fun! Love your printable!!
    Amy Huntley recently posted..Candy Cane Pancakes | Family Blog HopMy Profile

  8. 16

    Love the cookies and printable, love to hear from your husband about you. I have always wanted to be friends with everyone in the world, too. I’ve said, “everyone is my friend, I just haven’t met them all yet.”
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted..Pecan Pie Egg RollsMy Profile

  9. 18

    Cookies + mason jars = perfection!
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  11. 21

    Love this idea – thanks for the darling printable and yummy recipe!
    Leigh Anne @Your Homebased Mom recently posted..What’s for Dinner} Meal Plan #5My Profile

  12. 23

    Yummy! This recipe looks terrific, and the printable is super cute, too!
    Amy @ Positively Splendid recently posted..Scandinavian Snowflake PillowMy Profile

  13. 25

    I love this! So adorable!!

    xoxo

  14. 27

    I love this! Would you be able to make one that says Thankful for Sweet Teachers? Or can this one be edited?…This would be a perfect gift for my daughter’s preschool teachers:)

  15. 29

    Thanks for another great idea and printable. I am a big fan of your work!! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We go to Disneyland during the holidays too. I just love the park all decorated for the holidays and the parade.

    • 30

      Thank you SO much Leslie for the sweet comment!! Disneyland during the holidays is the best!! Thinking about it makes me smile. This will be the first year we don’t go since we moved to Texas and I’m so sad about it! :(

  16. 31

    I love this little gift idea, I am wanting to change the printable tag to say “Thankful for sweet teachers like you!” is there any way I can do that?
    thanks!!

  17. 35

    Thanks for sharing this cute printable and I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  18. 36

    Is there any way to change “friends” to “family”?

  19. 37

    First of all, what a creative and easy way to make snickerdoodles. Thank you also for the label templates. Pinned to my “Gratitude” board.
    Suzanne Holt recently posted..New Norwex Double Sided MopMy Profile

  20. 38

    Such a cute and fun printable! Pinned!
    Amy@theidearoom recently posted..Thanksgiving Thankful RollsMy Profile

  21. 40

    Thanks for the printables. Apparently I missed these last year. You did a great job on them!

  22. 41

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