Unique Christmas Cookie Packaging
Cookies are good to eat at any time. Around the holidays cookies are a favorite treat to eat at home or give as gifts. If you give them as gifts, don't just stuff a few in a plastic sandwich bag. Present your cookie gift in a fun and exciting way. Here are a few ideas for creative cookie packaging for this year's holiday gift.
Everyone likes their cookies prepared differently. Some people like their cookies extra crisp and some like them soft and chewy. To avoid over or under cooking the cookie gift, give the mix as a gift instead.
Use twelve ounce Mason jars. Layer the pre-made dry ingredients in the jar. Seal the jars tightly so that the contents are protected if the cookies aren't made right away. Include a recipe tied with ribbon to the jar so that the baker will know what liquids to add. The recipient simply pours the mix into a bowl adding the required liquids, making mixing quick and easy. Just a few Christmas favorite cookies include sugar, peanut butter, gingerbread, and chocolate chip.
Giving cookie gifts to teachers or co-workers is fun, too. Choose a variety of festive cookie tins for your baked creations. You don't have to spend a lot of money. The local discount store carries these tins in abundance for around a dollar each. They carry large, small, round, square, and star-shaped tins.
Line the bottom of the tin with waxed paper to keep the cookies fresh. Wait until they have fully cooled before packing them into the tin. This prevents the cookies from building up condensation on the inside of the tin. Cover the cookies with another piece of waxed paper before closing the lid. You can seal the sides with tape so it doesn't come open in transport. You can also tie a ribbon or bow on the tin and add a card to add to the presentation.
Cookie jars make perfect gifts. Packaging your cookies in a cookie jar instead of a tin makes them ready to set on the counter and eat. You don't have to wrap the jar, just add a bow and a card. Cookie jars come in so many shapes. You can even buy ones that make sounds when the lid is removed to catch cookie crooks. Choose the best cookie jar based on the personality of the receiver.
When cookies are a gift for the kids at school from your child, plastic sandwich bags are okay. But, instead of the plain ones, purchase a box of the colored or holiday print sandwich bags. The kids will love the added touch.
Whether using a box, bag, tin or jar, cookies make a wonderful holiday gift for just about anyone on your list. Even if you already have the perfect gift picked out, including a few cookies will add a sweet and scrumptious touch.
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