Holiday Cookie Recipes
8 Christmas Cookie Packaging Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet
Find unexpected ways to gift Christmas cookies this year.
You’ve already taken the time to bake a batch of beautiful Christmas cookies. They deserve to be wrapped up in an equally beautiful package! With some of these options, friends and loved ones will know right away they’re getting a package of cookies, but with others, it will be an unexpected treat! Not sure what to bake? Start with our Top 10 Christmas Cookies.
Repurpose a box of plastic wrap
When you finish a roll of plastic wrap, aluminum foil or parchment paper, save the box! It’s the perfect size for holding a sleeve of small cookies. Start by removing the box’s teeth with scissors or a utility knife. Paint box or wrap the box in wrapping paper. Place a lining of waxed paper in the box, then fill with cookies. Tie tightly with ribbon or string.
Cookie Recommendation: Date-Nut Pinwheels
Stack foil tins
Place cookies in three disposable foil tins. If you can find red or green ones, even better! Top with lids and stack on top of one another. Place a piece of double-sided tape between each tin for extra security. Wrap a large ribbon around the stack and tie off with a gift tag.
Cookie Recommendation: Russian Tea Cakes
Dress up a plain brown box
Take a simple brown box and turn it into a beautiful gift filled with delicious cookies. Set holiday cupcake liners in the box and place the cookies inside. A large ribbon tied to the outside commemorates the occasion. If you want to go a step further, place three boxes on a simple wooden tray and give the entire package to your host or hostess—they deserve it!
Cookie Recommendation: Chocolate Gingersnaps
Wrap cookies in cellophane and attach a cookie cutter
If you’re making cutout cookies for a friend, give them an extra gift by attaching a cookie cutter to the top of a cellophane-wrapped package. Place 4-5 cutout cookies in a cardstock baking cup. Wrap the cup with cellophane and secure with a ribbon. Attach a cookie cutter to the ribbon, and tie the ribbon in a bow. Personalize the gift by using a cookie cutter in the shape of the recipient’s favorite animal or initials.
Cookie Recommendation: Spiced Eggnog Rum Cookies
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Stack cookies in a glass canister
Place your beautiful Christmas cookies in a clear jar. Tie a ribbon around the top and add a gift tag. The receiver not only gets tasty cookies but a new canister as well. They can keep it for themselves or fill it up with cookies next year and pass it on.
Cookie Recommendation: Buttery Spritz Cookies
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Gift cookies AND a mug
Buy a cute mug in your friend’s favorite color or style. Place their favorite cookies inside. Leave as is or wrap in cellophane if you’re traveling with it.
Cookie Recommendation: Gingerbread Men Cookies
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Hide cookies in a cookie jar
Your loved one will be so excited to receive a cute cookie jar, he or she won’t expect to find anything inside. But, you planned ahead and stuffed it full of delicious Christmas cookies, like these Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies.
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Store cookies in a cardboard Christmas treat box
You can find all kinds of holly jolly Christmas treat boxes on Amazon or at your local party store. Grab one and fill it with either one type of cookie, like these Two-Tone Butter Cookies, or a variety. It’s a simply way to tote your cookies in style.
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