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Cookie-Worthy Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Thoughtful gifts deserve equally thoughtful packaging. Placing your cookies in the perfect vessel will make loved ones’ eyes light up this holiday season. Here are just a few ideas for presenting your gifts in truly special ways.  

  1. Mason Jars
    Mason jars are perfect for smaller cookies like thumbprint cookies. Not only are they easy to find and use, but they also have the advantage of letting the gift receiver see their treats immediately while keeping them fresh in case they don’t all get eaten right away. You can also decorate the jars with festive ribbons, personalized cards, and many other fun and creative ways.  
  2. Cookie Tins
    A classic choice for your holiday cookies, tins give you more options for how to present them. You can get a holiday-themed container and just use that. Or you can get a more basic tin and wrap that in wrapping paper for a more traditional looking gift. Tins tend to be roomier as well, allowing you to fit larger cookies like gingerbread men, palmiers, or black-and-white cookies. 
  3. Mini Baskets
    Mini baskets are a great way to gift multiple types of cookies to lucky recipients. The extra space lets you carefully place rows of treats next to each other, bringing some extra flair to your presentation. Plus, the height that baskets have allows you to fit taller holiday creations like croquembouche more easily.  
  4. Tinsel Bags
    Nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than a festive bag decorated with eye-catching tinsel. Not only are these cute bags fun for people to receive this time of year, but they also keep the identity of the gift hidden well. So, if you want friends and family guessing what they’re getting up to the last second, tinsel bags may be your best bet.

Cookie Recipes That Will Amaze and Delight

Now that you know what to put your delicious gifts in, it’s time to choose what will go inside. These cookie recipes feature different flavors and textures, so you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your gift list.

  • Gingerbread Cookies are a holiday classic. Full of warming spices, these crisp creations can be fashioned into any shape you like and decorated in countless ways.

  • Croquembouche is part gift, part centerpiece. Made from delicate cream puffs piled high into a magnificent tower, this is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds.

  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are perfect for any chocolate lover. The light dusting of powdered sugar is not only tasty, but it’s also a fun nod to this snowy season.
  • Brown Sugar Cookies are a great gift idea if you’re not sure what someone might like. They’re so delicious and moist that they probably won’t even make it to the New Year. 

  • Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies are perfect for those with allergies or who choose to eat gluten-free. They’ll appreciate the fact that you baked something special just for them. 

  • Black and White Cookies, with two flavors of icing and a cakey texture, will make the chocolate-and-vanilla lovers on your list very merry. 

  • Palmiers are lacy and delicate delights. Holiday revelers can dip them in the extra milk Santa Clause doesn’t drink. 

Extra Holiday Cookie Inspiration

You can never have too many cookie recipes to choose from this time of year. Whatever tastes your loved ones have, rest assured there’s the perfect cookie for them. Choose one that’s sure to be their favorite gift.

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