'Tis the season to be baking!
Every year I reserve a special day for my cookie baking. The process takes a full flour-filled day and I bake about five to six different types of my favorite Christmas cookies to give away to friends and family. Presentation is especially important to me, so part of my cookie-baking day is being creative with packaging. When I’m out shopping, I find unique paper and different types of ribbons, stickers and boxes to wrap the warm, homemade cookies in. There’s something special about handing someone a beautifully wrapped package... it’s the thought and love put into the whole presentation that brings a smile to people’s faces. Below are a few delicious ideas for packaging cookies this year.
Cellophane Cookie Wrapping
For this idea, you can purchase clear cellophane bags at any baking supply or art and craft store. Also, pick up some holiday paper and stickers to adorn the packaging. Cut the paper to fit perfectly in the cellophane bag, leaving a little folding room at the top. You can also try printing a personal message or Christmas song lyrics on the paper. Place the paper inside the bag, drop a cookie inside and seal it with a sticker. You can package a dozen of these and hand them out in a basket or they’re perfect for individual work treats.
Candy Cane Box
First, wrap a baker box of cookies in brown paper. Then, using mini-candy canes, create a heart and glue (I used hot-glue) on the top or side of the box. It’s a small touch to a sweet gift.
Natural Twig Wrapping
I’m addicted to charming wrapping papers. I find a lot of them at Paper-Source and use them for a variety of different things. Find some unique holiday wrapping paper to wrap your cookie box. Garnish it with some twine, twigs or natural items you find outside, like mini-pine cones or acorns. It gives a beautifully organic, “earthy” feel to the gift, while saving you money.
Berry Carton Cookie Package
Berry cartons are perfect for packaging cookies, who would’ve thought?! You can buy them at an online store called Garnish
and place about five to six cookies in each box. Line the bottom with decorative tissue paper and then fill the carton with cookies. On the outside of the box you can emboss the word “cookies” or “have a sweet holiday.” Here is a good tutorial about embossing
If you want the cookies to be a little more protected, add cellophane wrapping around the box.
Last, but certainly not least, why not try some of these recipes below so you have something to package!Easy Shortbread CookiesButtery Chocolate Chip CookiesSnowman CookiesCookie Skates