Easy Cookie Box Gift

 

 

Y’all it’s Christmas eve eve! How did that come so fast? I’m sharing a quick and easy idea to give friends and neighbors if you’re up for some baking. If not, a mix of store bought cookies will be just fine! I put these cookie boxes together to give delivery/mail people, local businesses and neighbors. I love sharing a little Christmas cheer and delivering on Christmas Eve & it’s so much fun to say thanks for all those important people.

 

 

These cute boxes make great packaging for an assortment of cookies. Then I just tied some festive string, paper garland and made some tags.

 

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Here are the cookie varieties I made:

Candy Cane Cookies (from the Pioneer WOman)

Pistachio linzer cookies ( from Girl Meets Farm show on Food Network)

Cranberry Orange Shortbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies~from  https://handmadefarmhouse.com/

Holly Cookies

 

I made 2 of the cookies 2 weeks ahead and then covered and put in the freezer. That’s a great way to get a lot of baking done without overwhelming yourself.

 

First I made the candy cane cookies, they did great freezing and tasted delicious. They are like a chocolate shortbread. Super easy recipe from https://thepioneerwoman.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next were the Linzer cookies. These were a bit more time consuming, but so pretty. I love the little star cut out and I added a little edible glitter to make them sparkle. The white chocolate/pistachio filling is so good!

 

 

The gingerbread cookies turned out so good and it’s seriously the best gingerbread recipe. They are moist and chewy. Right after I cute the final cookies (I had 4 baking sheets full) my oven decided to give out. Yay for awesome neighbors for saving the day!

 

 

The shortbread  cookies are another great one to make ahead. You can make the dough ahead of time and keep in the fridge until ready to slice and bake. There are my most favorite cookies ever.

Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter

3/4 cup powdered sugar

2 t vanilla extract

1/2 t almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

14 t baking powder

1/8 t salt

  • Beat butter until creamy and gradually add the powdered sugar beating until smooth. 
  • add cranberries and 1 T orange zest to creamed mixture.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder & salt
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture beating until blended
  • Shape shortbread into 2 (7″) logs. wrap in wax paper and chill 4 hours or freeze in ziplock bag up to 1 month. 
  • preheat oven to 350
  • slice the logs into 24 slices and place on parchment line baking sheets
  • bake for 10-12 minutes 
  • place on wire racks to cool completely

 

 

Finally I made the holly cookies. If you want a super simple no bake options, then these are your cookies.

Holly Cookies

4 1/2 cups cornflakes

2 sticks of butter

1 bag of mini marshmallows

1/2 t vanilla

green food coloring

red hots

  • Melt the marshmallows and butter in a large pot on the stove.
  • Once all melted, add the vanilla and food coloring.
  • Then stir in cornflakes and mix until coated.
  • Drop onto wax paper in little tablespoons or creat a little wreath.
  • Then add the red hots before they cool so they will stick.

 

 

Once your cookies are all made, it’s time to assemble the boxes. Put your boxes together and then cut a piece of parchment paper to line the bottom and sides. Then layer in your cookies.

 

 

To dress up the boxes, I tied a red & white twine around the box, added some greenery and a personalized tag.

 

 

Just add a mix of the cookies and tie up your boxes. Now youre ready for the delivery. It’s just so fun to give treats to people so show your gratitude and send merry wishes. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to say Merry Christmas.

 

 

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas. I wish you all joy and peace with your friends and family. I look forward to your feedback and to inspiring you in the coming New Year.

Merry Christmas

December 23, 2019

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