Chickaniddy Christmas Peek-a-boo tutorial + recipe!

Good day to all! It's Cassandra here back with some fun! Have you seen/bought Chickaniddy's Christmas collection - Jolly Good?! The collection is so sweet and cute and perfect to share a peek-a-boo gift box tutorial and a baking recipe for Christmas! It's never too early to start preparing for thanksgiving and Christmas ya!:D


Interested to know how to create this? It's really easy and you don't even need a cutting machine for it!

Here are the supplies needed for the peek-a-boo gift box:
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Supplies: Jolly Good – Caroling(jg14os03), Happy New Year (jg14os12), Holly Jolly (jg14os05), Making Spirits Bright (jg14os07), Die Cut Tags (jg14eb04), Illustration Stickers (jg14eb01)
  1. This is the measurement for a 5x5" gift box. I made it to be 5x5" so that it's easier to change the scale according to your needs. These are the actual cuts needed since the largest paper size is only 12". Illustrations are drawn using a black pen for clearer view but use a pencil instead so that it's easy to remove those lines.
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2. Cut it out and fold along the lines. If you are interested to create the see through effect, use a pen knife to cut the square out and stick a transparency over it.

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3.Glue the areas marked in green and hole punch the small square tab.
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4.Decorate the box and string a ribbon through the small square tabs, glue them to the sides and it's done!:D You have just created a gift box in 10 minutes! It's now time to bake the cookies!

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Recipe:

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Makes 24 cookies

Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour  
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnut
Steps:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degree celsius)
  2. In a big bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  3. In your electric mixer, add the softened butter and sugar and mix it on medium speed for about 1 minute or until it is well mixed together.
  4. Then reduce to low speed and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix it for about one minute till it's light and fluffy!
  5. Thereafter, add in the dry ingredients (except the chips and walnut) and mix it for about one minute until it is well mixed.
  6. Then add in the chips and walnuts (I like to bake/toast the walnut first to bring out the flavor)
  7. Transfer them to a well greased tray with a spoon and add them into the pre-heated oven for about 8-10 minutes! 
EASY PEASY! And let it cool on a rack and have your whole house smelling of chocolate walnut!! 

Either eat them fresh with warm milk or place them in air tight containers and add them in the nice gift boxes that you have created  for your loved ones nearing Christmas! What a sweet gift to receive!:D

I like to wrap them in plastic bags before placing them in the gift box as it might be quite oily overtime. And tell your friends not to throw away your gift box after eating the cookies!:P Cut the top part off and add a tea candle and it instantly transform into a candle holder!:D Another Christmas piece for the table! 




Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you try this gift box tutorial and chocolate walnut recipe! I would love to see your creations! Hashtag chickaniddycrafts on Instagram k! I will be on the lookout!:D It's never too early to prepare Christmas gifts! Till my next update, take care and God Bless!:D 

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