Making Christmas cookies is a tradition that I followed with my husband. He is not a cook but he enjoys baking.
We do not go for varieties; we bake one or two recipes that we will bring as hostess gifts to every host during the Holidays. The container is a huge part of our plan. We indulge and change the styles every year.
This year, I want something that people probably do not already one. Use something like a ceramic or porcelain egg carton is unexpected. Egg crates of the House & Home collection are just adorable. To transport it, place a carton underneath for support and wrap everything with cellophane and a ribbon.
As you can see from these pictures from the November edition of Canadian House & Home, you can be quite creative. Chinese Boxes have the advantage to be easy to find. The Dumpling box has a twist.
You must pay attention to the gift tag. And this year, beautifully crafted gift tags are all over. Put a fabric ribbon since they look better. If you host a party, you can recycle these ideas to set up your dessert table in style.
A magazine giveaway
I got an extra copy of the November 2007 edition of Canadian House & Home with several recipes of Holidays cookies and lots of decoration ideas for the Holidays. This is the first of their two Christmas editions.
I am giving it away. I will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here. Your comment must answer this question before Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:59 pm Eastern Time:
How do you wrap your Holidays cookies or describe the best wrapped cookies you ever received?
For Canadians: Egg crates of the House & Home collection at Home Outfitters
Photo credits: Canadian House & Home – November 2007 edition
denise bNovember 15, 2007 at 18:34
love how all those cookies are wrapped. for wrapping and delivering cookies i have done a few things…the standard – beautiful plate loaded with cookies and wrapped with cellophane and nice ribbon. i have used take out boxes wrapped with ribbon or personalized paper band. cellophane bags tied off with ribbon and gift tag. in more desperate times i have loaded cookies or other treats in brown lunch sacks, folded over the top, hole punched and added a great ribbon and tag to dress up the bag a bit.
LeshaNovember 15, 2007 at 19:33
I wrap my cookies in a color plastic wrap or shiny paper and top it off with a ribbon.
Eden SpodekNovember 15, 2007 at 23:18
I either do the same thing as Lesha or buy cookie tins. I love the Chinese food carton.
Just curious, what type of cookies will you be baking this year?
At Home with Kim ValleeNovember 16, 2007 at 01:38
Eden: Our cranberry shortbread cookies are our classic Holiday cookies. If time allowed it, we will try a new recipe. I will try to schedule a practice run so you can see what they would look like all wrapped and get the recipe(s).
babycakesNovember 16, 2007 at 09:28
last year I collected , I collected dozen of vintage – style food packages or boxes( powder chocolate box, malted coffee box, flour old fashioned boxes ) and tea tins, I custumized them with sparkling stuffs, tags, labels , ribbons etc – just a few to add a personal touch -… . I put in some cookies , with the recipe and 1 or 2 of the ingredients …
it was some sort of altered packages … 😉 funny to make, unexpensive and the best reward was the puzzled expression on my friends faces 🙂 🙂
hannehanneNovember 16, 2007 at 11:04
I love the idea of reusable containers for gifts. It’s like giving two gifts at once, AND it’s environmentally responsible. It always makes me cringe a bit to think of all the stuff that gets thrown away during the holidays.
Jennifer MitchellNovember 16, 2007 at 14:05
I like to buy inexpensive Christmas (or whatever) fabric and wrap old shoe boxes with it. Use Elmer’s glue and line the inside with one fabric. Then, do the same thing to the outside and the top using a different fabric. Any raw edges are hidden with ribbon. Then, you can sort of crumple waxed paper and layer the cookies into the box. Tie with ribbon and add a tag. You can use smaller boxes, too. It looks nice and old-fashioned. Like Grandma used to make.
JenNovember 16, 2007 at 15:09
These are really great ideas. I think that is the one area in holiday gift giving that I have been lacking in. I usually just use the Christmas tins that I received cookies in from someone else the year before. I really hope to up my game this year in some way. I saw at Michaels they have festive mini loaf pans for just a dollar. So that would be a great idea for cookies or mini loaves of course.
jjob80November 16, 2007 at 15:58
I place my cookies in groups in muffin tin paper cups (the kind you line your muffin tins with) and then place them in a gift box. I then wrap the box with tissues, then place ribbon on the outside and place a gift tag on the outside with the descriptions of all the cookies included in the box…it’s a big hit!
at home with kim valleeNovember 16, 2007 at 17:40
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at home with kim valleeNovember 19, 2007 at 14:36
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jannaNovember 20, 2007 at 02:04
i like to buy the plain white flower pots from ikea, wrap up the goodies in red tissue paper and place it inside, wrap that up in cellophane and tie the top with a sheer red ribbon, and make a tag with the recipients name on it. i just enjoy the process and love to seek perfection (my version) to show my love:) cheesy, eh?
thanks for letting me play!
pauline priceNovember 20, 2007 at 05:35
I love the idea of giving homemade cookies as holiday gifts.
This year I decided to give homemade preserves and confectionary, using festive trimmings, ribbons and homemade gift boxes.
having already bought a jar of cookies for inspiration; I think I might just give some of your ideas a try! Thank you all for sharing your tips & ideas.
ps I might be not eligible for the giveaway; because I live in Ireland. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed anyway!
at home with kim valleeNovember 21, 2007 at 18:20
Giveaway WINNER | November 2007 edition of Canadian House