How to Package Homemade Christmas Cookies

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Making Christmas cookies as gifts is a tradition for many people. Whether you are preparing some for neighbors and the mailman or taking part in a cookie exchange at work, the packaging is all part of the process. Don't just put them on a paper plate and seal them in a plastic bag. Go the extra step to make your cookies as festive as they can be.

Things You'll Need

  • Colored cellophane
  • Small drying rack
  • Ribbons
  • Loaf pan
  • Carryout food containers
  • Glass jars
  • Decorative tins
  • Holiday mugs
  • Put the cookies in a traditional holiday tin. Put wax paper across the bottom of the pan and across the top to seal in the cookies and keeps them fresh.

  • Stack the cookies in glass jars with seals. Whether it's a basic Mason jar or a flip-top glass jar with a rubber gasket lid, placing your cookies gently into a jar will bring some cool class to your homemade gift.

  • Pack Christmas cookies in colored or clear cellophane bags. Tie with a ribbon and cookie recipe to finish off the gift.

  • Place cookies on a small, round cooling rack, then wrap it in a new, clean dish towel or place mat for a hostess gift. Showcase five or six cookies this way, and tie it all with some fabric ribbon and a gift tag.

  • Fill holiday mugs with smaller cookies.

  • Line a basket with a clean holiday dish towel and put the cookies inside. Small wicker baskets are inexpensive and reusable and present your cookies to your hostess or family member in a warm and inviting way. Cover the basket with cellophane wrap to keep them fresh.

  • Use carryout food containers. These boxes come in many colors and are good sizes for small or medium cookies. An elegant ribbon adds a touch of style.

  • Put the cookies in a nice bread pan to protect cookies during shipping and give the recipient a gift they can use over and over again. Wrap the pan in colored cellophane and tie at the top with a bow.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add plenty of packing peanuts to cookies that are going to be shipped, and float the box in another box for extra safety.
  • Prepare and share cookies in a timely manner to keep them fresh.

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