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.
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.