Personalized Holiday Gift Idea with Cookbook Create + Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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It is so exciting that the holiday season is in full swing! I really enjoy picking out individualized gifts for the people on my list, what about you? I used to be really into DIY gift projects that included painting and crafting but now that I have three young kids I’ve moved my creativity and Christmas shopping mostly online. Can you relate? Have you moved your holiday shopping online or do you go into the stores or do DIY gifts? For this post I’ve partnered with to share an awesome personalized holiday gift idea that you can create online!

Personalized Holiday Gift Idea cookbook open

At Cookbook Create you can easily turn your own photos and recipes into cookbooks. They even have a ‘group collections’ option where you and members of a group (such as your family, bookclub, girlfriends, bridal shower guests, etc) can contribute to a collection and then individually design cookbooks using recipes from the collection. While everyone in the group has access to the same recipes, each cookbook can be unique in the order, chapters, title of the book, design and cover. For the loved ones on your list that you are still figuring out what to gift, collaborative cookbooks make a really neat holiday present!

Personalized Holiday Gift Idea - fun for kids

I made my first cookbook at in collaboration with fellow bloggers Jess, Summer, and Cassie. We each contributed a few of our favorite holiday cookie recipes and then individually designed our own cookbooks. I am really happy with the way that mine turned out, and the other cookbooks look awesome too.

Personalized Holiday Gift Idea cookie cookbook

The recipes I contributed included my grandma’s iced sugar cookie recipe, my grandma’s iced gingerbread cookie recipe and my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe adapted from my aunt Debbie, included below. When my cookbook arrived in the mail my son Mav was so excited to make cookies from it. He decided on these chocolate chip cookies since they are a family favorite but explained he is excited to try all the cookie recipes in it soon.

Personalized Holiday Gift Idea chocolate chip cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


  • 2/3 C butter
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 C chocolate chips


  1. preheat oven to 350°F
  2. mix everything except for flour and chocolate chips
  3. mix in flour and chocolate chips
  4. spoon large balls onto baking sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes
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Personalized Holiday Gift Idea cookbook with cookies

Thank you Cookbook Create for sponsoring this post, I am in love with this personalized holiday gift idea!

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  1. This was such a fun project! and your grandma’s cookies are a winner in this house! 🙂 Your little boy is adorable.

  2. That’s a fun idea for a personalized gift! I totally can relate by the way about moving from crafts and DIY gifts to buying online since I had my kids. This seems like a fun alternative for sure!

  3. I love this idea …it’s a perfect gift and a wonderful way to save all the family recipes!

  4. Super cool! Love this – how fun would it be to give as a gift. Love your little helper too 😀 Your recipe looks delish!

  5. What a sweet and personal gift!

  6. I love homemade gifts, and this sounds like a sweet idea for any friend who likes to cook!

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