Christmas Cookies and Cute Packaging

Christmas if certainly one of my favorite times of the year to make cookies!  Pretty cookies can make such special gifts, and are always welcome at holiday parties!  After making pretty pastel cookies for the Vintage Pastel Christmas party, I had fun making a set with more traditional colors.  For some reason I found myself making lots of Christmas trees.  I guess I wasn’t really paying attention when I was cutting the dough!  Oh well, it gave me a good reason to play with a few different designs.

Here are some cute mittens, snowflakes, peppermints and lots of trees!

I made most of these for a friend who wanted some special favors for a dinner table she was hosting at a church ladies event.  I made sets of three cookies to be packaged together and put some extra care into packaging them in a festive way.

I’ve posted some instructions on packing cookies in this way HERE and HERE.

Basically, you need some scrapbooking paper, cellophane cookie bags, and either double sided tape or a stapler.  Then some ribbon to finish it off.

For these favors I wanted to add a colored paper behind the cookies, but I was worried about the butter in the cookies making the paper look oily.  My solution was to put the background paper inside another small bag and then put that inside the cookie bag.  (I used bags just like THESE to put the paper in and used THESE as the outer bag).

I’ve posted the sugar cookie recipe I use HERE.

And a nice tutorial to get you started with cookie decorating is HERE.

Happy Cookie Making!

49 comments

  1. hi, think these are so cute! i’m thinking of making some for a charity christmas fair, do you know how long these would last in the packaging? (to sell them as christmas gifts) thank you! 🙂

  2. Glory – I’ve just discovered you blog/site – it’s fantastic. I’ve always thought how you present your gift/baked goods/etc. is just as important as the items themselves. I’m the mad wrapping elf at Christmas – lol. I really love that you offer all the info on where/how to purchase items needed to create your beautiful ideas. To me there’s nothing worse than a chef/baker who offers you the recipe and omits an ingredient or down-right refuses to share 🙁

    FYI – the ruffled cake stands you show and comment about being sold for a short time at Cosco – I’ve seen them at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx & Home Goods. Hope this helps others find them 🙂

    I’ve really enjoyed all your ideas, pictures, stories – thanks again and keep on baking/planning/and presenting.

    Ana

  3. I’ve linked up to your post on my blog today as part of a “What cookie am I?” quiz! Love the directions on decorating! It’s super useful.

  4. Where did you get your cookie cutters? These are so adorable!

  5. Thank you for the packaging idea! I got up this morning on a mission to find a cute way to package my cookies and this is fabulous!

  6. Love, love the 2nd bag idea! Thanks!

  7. I'm your newest follower! And after looking at your blog I need some cookies!

    [email protected] http://Lillysnlollipops.com

  8. Hi Glory

    I love your peppermint cookies… how did you decorate them? Did you just pipe the red to look kind of swirly and then flood or did you use a toothpick to drag the lines? I love them….and was just curious!!! Would love to make some for Christmas this year:)

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